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Getting creative to fix precision equipment glitches

Iowa Farmer Today - June 30, 2017 - 6:00am
Precision equipment has streamlined farming in recent years. But what happens when something goes awry while the operator is in the middle of fieldwork?
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Iowa Premium approved to export beef to China

Iowa Farmer Today - June 29, 2017 - 3:28pm
TAMA, Iowa – Beef processor Iowa Premium said it has received USDA approval to export beef to China, making it the first Iowa-based company to gain such approval.
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Cattle producers share strategies for tough times

Iowa Farmer Today - June 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
CRESTON, Iowa — Ask three long-time cattlemen the secret to success, and they say surviving the down times and learning from your mistakes are the key ingredients.
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Midwest farmers watch for disease pressure

Iowa Farmer Today - June 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Hot, dry weather has kept early season disease risk low in corn and soybean fields in the central Corn Belt, but if the weather turns cool and wet, areas with disease pressure in recent years could see a resurgence of…
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Bring on the omelets: Bigger U.S. flocks send egg price to decade low

Iowa Farmer Today - June 29, 2017 - 1:52pm
It doesn’t matter if you like them hard-boiled, scrambled or soaked in heart-clogging hollandaise sauce: When eggs are this cheap, it’s a good time to get cracking.
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Beef Products Inc., ABC settle defamation suit

Iowa Farmer Today - June 28, 2017 - 4:57pm
ELK POINT, S.D. — Bringing a landmark defamation case to a close, Beef Products Inc. has settled its $1.9 billion lawsuit against ABC News and correspondent Jim Avila over a series of reports that repeatedly referred to BPI's signature product…
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President Trump outlines ag agenda items during Iowa visit

Iowa Farmer Today - June 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — President Donald Trump hit upon many agricultural concerns during his visit to Cedar Rapids June 21, including reaffirming support for ethanol production, infrastructure improvements and renegotiating NAFTA.
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Corn crop progress could extend futures volatility

Iowa Farmer Today - June 28, 2017 - 9:44am
The USDA’s June 30 Acreage and Grain Stocks reports could shift attention for a short time, but many analysts expected the markets to quickly focus again on U.S. crop development and exports.
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Cattle feeders remain profitable despite price decline

Iowa Farmer Today - June 28, 2017 - 9:30am
Summer prices are softening in the feeder cattle market.
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EPA moves to rescind 2015 Waters of the U.S.

Iowa Farmer Today - June 27, 2017 - 3:45pm
The EPA announced June 26 a proposal to withdraw the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
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Soybean, pasture ratings weaken

Iowa Farmer Today - June 27, 2017 - 7:48am
The condition of the U.S. soybean crop declined slightly in the week ended June 25, according to USDA's June 26 Crop Progress report.
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Crops unlikely to need more N than planned

Iowa Farmer Today - June 26, 2017 - 11:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension crop specialist, for the university’s Pest Management Bulletin June 10.
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Steady land market defies historic trends

Iowa Farmer Today - June 26, 2017 - 8:00am
OMAHA, Neb. — As agriculture enters the projected fourth year of lower farm incomes, the question landowners, operators and lenders have is: Where are land values heading from here?
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Some soybeans bounce back from injuries

Iowa Farmer Today - June 26, 2017 - 7:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska Extension Weed Management Specialist, for the university’s Cropwatch website.
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American DDGS markets diversify, keep exports steady

Iowa Farmer Today - June 26, 2017 - 6:00am
Despite market challenges, the latest USDA trade data show exports of U.S. distiller’s dried grains with solubles (DDGS) have remained steady due to prices, available supply and market development efforts.
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The art of agriculture

Iowa Farmer Today - June 25, 2017 - 11:00am
HASTINGS, Iowa — Tina Bakehouse has combined two of her passions to help teach kids about who grows their food.
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