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COVID-19 boosts work from home options

Iowa Farmer Today - November 21, 2020 - 7:00am
MELROSE, Iowa — The commute to work is a short one for Emma Conway. It’s just down the hall.
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Boosting small towns requires new strategies

Iowa Farmer Today - November 21, 2020 - 7:00am
Rural areas face increasing challenges in attracting and maintaining economic development. Small communities still have workable economies, but much depends on proximity to more populated centers of commerce, according to Peter Orazem.
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Missouri’s rural communities find ways to thrive

Iowa Farmer Today - November 21, 2020 - 6:45am
When working on a study about how rural communities in northwest Missouri can retain population and attract people to move there, Mallory Rahe noticed some interesting trends.
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Telehealth helps bridge gap in rural communities

Iowa Farmer Today - November 20, 2020 - 3:00pm
The world is fighting off COVID-19, and rural America is right in the thick of it.
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Producers prep buildings, feedlots for winter

Iowa Farmer Today - November 20, 2020 - 7:00am
Whether it’s an open feedlot or confinement, late fall is a good time to make sure livestock facilities and equipment are ready for winter.
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Keep your guard — and mask — up

Iowa Farmer Today - November 19, 2020 - 3:00pm
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Nebraska Ag Expo moves to February

Iowa Farmer Today - November 19, 2020 - 6:45am
“There was a lot of support to have it. We felt like in February, things could be over the hump and we could actually have a successful event.”
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U of M team studies airborne spread of swine diseases

Iowa Farmer Today - November 18, 2020 - 12:00pm
As we’ve all learned this year, physical distance and masking up are ways to stave off sickness. They’re tools pig farmers use to keep their herds healthy as well.
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Western corn rootworm expands territory

Iowa Farmer Today - November 18, 2020 - 7:00am
Western corn rootworm populations were up this year in Illinois, even showing up in some places they are rarely seen in large numbers.
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Point Beach owner seeks to run Wisconsin's last nuclear plant for 80 years

Iowa Farmer Today - November 18, 2020 - 5:35am
NextEra Energy submitted an application Monday to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission seeking to add 20 years to the licenses for the Point Beach Nuclear plant in Two Rivers, according to a document filed with state regulators.
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Extruded grains may provide more energy for pig diets

Iowa Farmer Today - November 17, 2020 - 10:30pm
URBANA, Ill. — Extrusion is the norm in the pet and aqua feed industries, yet it remains unusual for swine feed in the United States. But the technology can improve energy and protein digestibility in pigs, according to research from…
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Straight talker and moderate, Peterson will leave his mark on agriculture

Iowa Farmer Today - November 17, 2020 - 1:00pm
“Serving you in Washington, D.C., has been a great honor, and I respect the decision to move in a different direction." After 30 years in Washington, Congressman Collin Peterson is moving on.
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U.S. cattle groups call for clear labels

Iowa Farmer Today - November 17, 2020 - 6:00am
Eric Nelson says he believes consumers would pay a premium for a beef product they knew was bred, born, raised and processed in the U.S.
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Crops may face yield loss from stinkbug

Iowa Farmer Today - November 16, 2020 - 2:07pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. — A flurry of calls and emails to University of Missouri Extension specialists about the brown marmorated stink bug sounds a warning of what is to come in the next two years.
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Fall manure application off to early start

Iowa Farmer Today - November 16, 2020 - 9:45am
Replenishing the soil is one of the main focuses for farmers after harvest season, and those spreading manure were able to get a jump on the process in 2020.
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Ag Barometer rises to record in October

Iowa Farmer Today - November 16, 2020 - 9:00am
Farmer sentiment hit a new record high in October as the Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer climbed to a reading of 183, a 27-point increase compared to September.
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Without a test, hay is just hay

Iowa Farmer Today - November 15, 2020 - 1:21pm
COLUMBIA, Mo. — It may be brome hay, prairie hay or any other type of hay. But in the end, it’s just hay until it’s been tested.
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Domestic meat demand remains strong

Iowa Farmer Today - November 15, 2020 - 1:00pm
Evaluating meat demand goes deeper than simply looking at consumption, says Jayson Lusk, head of Purdue University’s ag economics department.
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Variety the focus for 2021 seed choices

Iowa Farmer Today - November 15, 2020 - 6:45am
Weather is always one of the variables in a farming operation, and taking a long-term view is helpful in making decisions. However, creating a five-year average could cause a headache.
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U.S. Grains Council chairman promotes trade from home

Iowa Farmer Today - November 14, 2020 - 4:00pm
Jim Raben, a southern Illinois grain farmer, became chairman of the U.S. Grains Council in July.
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