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Ethanol looks beyond Trump-Biden to reset

Iowa Farmer Today - November 13, 2020 - 10:21am
Donald Trump and Joe Biden scrambled to secure Farm Belt victories with sweeping promises to protect corn-based ethanol’s place in the U.S. fuel mix.
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Iowa farmers growing more organic crops

Iowa Farmer Today - November 13, 2020 - 8:00am
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa farmers are growing more organic corn, soybeans, hay and oats, driving a 30% spike in the state’s organic acres over the past three years, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report shows.
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Iowa goes ‘deep red’ for Republicans

Iowa Farmer Today - November 13, 2020 - 7:00am
The national results may be mixed, but in Iowa, election night was a good one for Republicans.
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Air infiltration robs health, profit in swine operations

Iowa Farmer Today - November 12, 2020 - 1:13pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Ryan Samuel, Xufei Yang, Casey Zangaro and Joe Darrington with South Dakota State University for the university’s website.
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SCN plans should include proactive weed management

Iowa Farmer Today - November 12, 2020 - 8:45am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Emmanuel Byamukama, Paul Johnson and Connie Strunk with South Dakota State University.
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Derecho effects could show up in 2021 soybeans

Iowa Farmer Today - November 12, 2020 - 6:30am
The 2020 derecho left large amounts of downed corn as it swept across Iowa. Farmers faced the challenge of determining the best way to deal with this corn, which in some cases is being left in the field.
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Pro Ag Outlook series to cover trade, markets

Iowa Farmer Today - November 11, 2020 - 4:30pm
AMES, Iowa — The annual Pro Ag Outlook and Management meetings will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19 concerns. With a virtual format, participants will be able to hear from five Iowa State University Extension economists — one…
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Wait for right soil temps is a ‘compromise’

Iowa Farmer Today - November 11, 2020 - 1:17pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension crop production specialist, for the university’s Bulletin website.
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WWII veteran’s wait altered his experience

Iowa Farmer Today - November 11, 2020 - 7:00am
ATLANTIC, Iowa — Randall Baier was fresh out of high school in 1944, and he had one thing on his mind — enlisting in the service and fighting in World War II.
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Veteran reflects on contribution to America’s space program

Iowa Farmer Today - November 11, 2020 - 6:45am
MASCOUTAH, Ill. — When America’s first rocket rose from the launch pad, Norbert Zinck felt some well-placed pride.
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Soybean leader spends career serving country and agriculture

Iowa Farmer Today - November 10, 2020 - 11:00am
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — For Tony Stafford, the importance of agriculture and being a part of something bigger than himself were things he learned at a young age.
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Operation Farm Dog brings joy to veterans

Iowa Farmer Today - November 10, 2020 - 7:00am
As an organization, Operation Farm Dog is just a puppy, but it is growing strong.
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Considerations for tillage decision this fall after drought

Iowa Farmer Today - November 10, 2020 - 6:30am
Excessively dry soil conditions this season make field preparation and tillage this fall challenging, even though a dry soil condition is preferred for conducting tillage operations.
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Ag leadership, policy heads for shake-up

Iowa Farmer Today - November 9, 2020 - 12:23pm
There are still some things we don’t know about the 2020 election.
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Farmer-veteran group has active first year

Iowa Farmer Today - November 9, 2020 - 11:45am
The president of the Farmer Veteran Coalition of Illinois wants members to know that even though the new organization is starting its first year in a pandemic, it is active.
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Farmer reflects on impact of veteran coalition

Iowa Farmer Today - November 7, 2020 - 8:00am
In just a little more than a decade, the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) has grown from the seed of an idea into a national organization.
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Patience with cover crops pays off with profit, protection

Iowa Farmer Today - November 7, 2020 - 7:00am
In the hilly landscape of northeast Iowa, protecting the soil is a priority for Ryan Oberbroeckling.
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Hog markets rebound from COVID disruptions

Iowa Farmer Today - November 6, 2020 - 7:00am
Iowa State University Extension livestock marketing economist Lee Schulz provided an update on hog markets during the National Pork Board’s October webinar on Oct. 27.
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Pork does the work in new top tenderloin

Iowa Farmer Today - November 5, 2020 - 3:15pm
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Stover can be money in bank

Iowa Farmer Today - November 5, 2020 - 7:00am
Finding ways to reduce waste and get the most out of every part of a product is not a new concept, especially to farmers.
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