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Iowa Beef Expo packs trade show, sale schedule

Iowa Farmer Today - February 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
The 41st Iowa Beef Expo kicks off Feb. 12 at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines.
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Producer uses manure according to needs of crops, rules of state

Iowa Farmer Today - February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
OSCO, Ill. — Tons of manure come from the 9,500 pigs finished each year on Gary and Barbara Asay’s wean-to-finish hog farm in Henry County.
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New tech makes manure use more friendly, profitable

Iowa Farmer Today - February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — People have long realized manure is a valuable resource.
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Calving prep discussion centers on scours prevention

Iowa Farmer Today - February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
New calves will soon begin to dot the rural landscape, which means it is time to put a plan in place to prepare for calving season.
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Financial analysts help with tough decisions

Iowa Farmer Today - February 4, 2017 - 1:00pm
Liquidation. It’s a word that no farm family wants to hear uttered around the dinner table or out in the farmyard.
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Group urges trade in N. American market

Iowa Farmer Today - February 4, 2017 - 8:00am
We are writing to express our eagerness to work with your administration to keep American industry competitive, add jobs and grow the U.S. economy. We are focused on improving the U.S. positio…
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Americans are still heavy food consumers

Iowa Farmer Today - February 4, 2017 - 8:00am
Since 1970, the U.S. obesity rate has almost tripled for adults and more than tripled for children and adolescents. Growing concern over the health of the American population from poor dietary…
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Blum focuses on small business, trade impact in Iowa

Iowa Farmer Today - February 3, 2017 - 3:17pm
Iowa’s First District Congressman Rod Blum hopes his new assignment as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives Small Business Committee and chair of the subcommittee on agriculture, ener…
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Iowa court ruling confirms drainage district immunity

Iowa Farmer Today - February 2, 2017 - 8:00am
Iowa farm groups cheered a ruling issued last week by the Iowa Supreme Court that dealt a blow to the Des Moines Water Works in its lawsuit against three northwest Iowa drainage districts.
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Ag leaders reflect on recent trade moves

Iowa Farmer Today - February 2, 2017 - 7:50am
President Donald Trump’s decision last week to pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and his announcement that he plans to re-negotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement was me…
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Potential for profit amid record production

Iowa Farmer Today - February 2, 2017 - 7:50am
DES MOINES — Despite record pork production expected this year, there is some potential for profitability for pork producers in 2017.
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Iowa farm incomes strong despite downturn: Study

Iowa Farmer Today - February 2, 2017 - 7:15am
AMES, Iowa — It’s no secret the farm economy has faced a downturn since its peak in 2012. But how has the downturn affected farmers, specifically related to their farm income and levels of farm debt?
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Data shows progress for farmers at Soil Health Summit

Iowa Farmer Today - February 2, 2017 - 7:00am
DES MOINES — Building long-term data by its very nature takes time, but early indicators are promising on the relationship between soil health and economic, productivity and environmental gain…
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Ag engineer explains specific manure concerns to pork producers

Iowa Farmer Today - February 2, 2017 - 6:00am
DES MOINES — There should be no concern Iowa farmers are using too much manure on crop ground.
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Pork producers consider health, trade updates

Iowa Farmer Today - February 2, 2017 - 5:50am
DES MOINES — Industry updates and plans for a new addition to Iowa State University were among the agenda items at the annual meeting of the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) here Jan. 24.
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Ag department stretches budget to check off diverse to-do list

Iowa Farmer Today - February 2, 2017 - 5:40am
DES MOINES — The Henry A. Wallace Building is beautiful, with a golden glass wall reflecting the Iowa capitol building across the street. But the building has long had structural problems, and…
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New ICGA leader credits grassroots connections

Iowa Farmer Today - February 2, 2017 - 5:20am
READLYN, Iowa — Bremer County farmer Mark Mueller decided he would serve as the Iowa Corn Growers Association District 3 Director because he thought someone needed to step up. Because if he di…
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Seedstock success comes down to data, relationships

Iowa Farmer Today - February 2, 2017 - 5:05am
CORNING, Iowa — Judy Loonan’s father started raising purebred Simmental cattle nearly 43 years ago and introduced the Red Angus breed to his herd 15 years later.
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Late 2016 feeder demand made up for light fall

Iowa Farmer Today - February 1, 2017 - 10:31am
Aggressive marketing by feedlots pushed more cattle through the system late last year than anticipated.
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Political uncertainty rattles commodity markets

Iowa Farmer Today - February 1, 2017 - 10:25am
“Markets don’t like uncertainty as a rule,” Allendale, Inc., trading advisor and broker Jim McCormick said the morning of Jan. 30, when soybean futures were trading near limit-down.
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