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Iowa court ruling confirms drainage district immunity

Iowa Farmer Today - January 30, 2017 - 8:15am
Iowa farm groups cheered a ruling issued Friday 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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Specialty crop success relies on labor

Iowa Farmer Today - January 30, 2017 - 6:00am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — With the recent demise of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus after 146 years, it is clear that long-established businesses can fail due to conditions beyond …
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Grass-fed operation seeks to meet demand

Iowa Farmer Today - January 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
CANTON, Mo. — On Jan. 18, John Wood stood in the Grassland Market room of his U.S. Wellness Meats building, full of visitors, and talked about his grass-fed, natural approach to raising livest…
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Restored river floodplain helps heal Mississippi

Iowa Farmer Today - January 29, 2017 - 12:00pm
Floodplains were once the spillover zone for the Mississippi River. As people settled in floodplains, the land was converted into farms, homes and businesses. Close to 1,700 miles of walls, or…
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Inaugural parade includes ag industry representatives

Iowa Farmer Today - January 28, 2017 - 3:00pm
Chad Colby, a Central Illinois ag tech specialist and equipment dealer, had a view of Inauguration Day few people experience. He was driving a tractor in the Rural Tractor Brigade in Washingto…
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Fed districts observe ag outlook throughout U.S.

Iowa Farmer Today - January 28, 2017 - 11:00am
Editor’s note: The following was compiled by Keith Good, media manager for the Farmdoc project at University of Illinois, for the university’s Farm Policy News website.
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Ag to Trump: Help trade with Cuba

Iowa Farmer Today - January 28, 2017 - 8:00am
On behalf of the undersigned U.S. agriculture, trade, commerce related businesses and associations, we urge you to continue to show your support for American agriculture by advancing the relat…
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Letter to the Editor: Iowa and the bird killers

Iowa Farmer Today - January 28, 2017 - 8:00am
Iowa’s charming rural landscape is vanishing. Whirling, bird-killing, skyscraper-sized wind turbines litter the landscape by day and become a sea of red flashing lights by night.
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Kansas wheat basis could offer corn, soy contract warning

Iowa Farmer Today - January 27, 2017 - 7:00pm
A huge gap in Kansas between cash and futures prices for hard red winter wheat, and the failure of basis to narrow as contracts mature, could be a warning for corn and soybean farmers and merchants.
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Northeast Iowa diversified farm receives PFI award

Iowa Farmer Today - January 27, 2017 - 6:00pm
AMES, Iowa — John and Beverly Gilbert, of Iowa Falls, have been chosen as the recipients of the 2017 Practical Farmers of Iowa Sustainable Agriculture Achievement Award.
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Economists offer early perspective on farm bill

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2017 - 4:15pm
Editor’s note: The following was written by Carl Zulauf, with Ohio State University, Jonathan Coppess, Gary Schnitkey and Nick Paulson, with University of Illinois, for the Farmdoc Daily website.
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Beef industry needs strong exports: Feedlot forum

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2017 - 11:24am
CARROLL, Iowa — Carl Babler says while there are many aspects to consider when feeding cattle, most of those can be handled by someone else.
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Veterans in Ag

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2017 - 10:35am
Rural Americans and the military share a long history. This section features individuals who have served their country and farmed or worked in other agricultural occupations.
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Learning how plants react could affect ag practices

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2017 - 7:50am
ST. LOUIS — J.C. Cahill tries to think like a plant. Although plants don’t think. At least, he doesn’t think they do.
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National organic checkoff proposal takes next step toward vote

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2017 - 7:40am
The comment period for the proposed organic checkoff began last week, but opinions about the idea are still very much divided in the organic community.
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U.S. ethanol exports start 2017 strong at 5-year highs

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2017 - 7:20am
Exports of U.S. ethanol are off to a strong start for the first quarter of the 2016/17 marketing year and are at their highest levels during that time frame over the past five years, according…
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Sweat equity complicates farm transitions

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2017 - 7:15am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Michael Langemeier, with the Purdue University Center for Commercial Agriculture, for the University of Illinois Farmdoc Daily website.
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Iowa Power Farming Show

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2017 - 5:40am
Thousands of Midwest farmers are expected to kick some tires and see the latest technology over seven acres of equipment on display at the Iowa Power Farming Show.
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New dicamba herbicides require care

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2017 - 5:20am
Dicamba tolerance is finally here, as Monsanto’s Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans will enter fields this spring. But with this powerful new herbicide system comes a push for additional training …
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Soil districts highlight Iowa conservation efforts

Iowa Farmer Today - January 26, 2017 - 5:05am
DES MOINES — While Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey shook hands and asked questions, a few Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) commissioners took th…
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