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Eat local: Restaurant brings community together

Iowa Farmer Today - June 24, 2017 - 6:00pm
HAMLIN, Iowa — Jeff Munch is not sure his parents had any specific business plan in mind when they started Darrell’s Place 37 years ago.
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Farmers weigh costs of chemical savings with personal service

Iowa Farmer Today - June 24, 2017 - 2:00pm
For many farmers, ordering inputs consists of hitting a few keys on a computer. But some say they should proceed with caution.
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Perdue discusses budget at Senate hearing

Iowa Farmer Today - June 24, 2017 - 9:30am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Keith Good, social media manager for the Farmdoc Project at the University of Illinois, for the Farm Policy News website.
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Provide for cover crops in insurance guides

Iowa Farmer Today - June 24, 2017 - 8:00am
Farmers are master jugglers: They manage crops, maintain equipment, and market products, often while balancing a second job and family demands.
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Nonprofit draws investment in farm research

Iowa Farmer Today - June 24, 2017 - 8:00am
The Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research is an independent 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization established with bipartisan Congressional support in the 2014 Farm Bill to serve as a new model in our nation’s mission to be the global leader…
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Illinois fair facilities to be ready without major upgrades

Iowa Farmer Today - June 23, 2017 - 11:22am
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois officials say the fairgrounds in Springfield and DuQuoin will be ready for summer state fairs, but that major updates await private fundraising and a state spending plan.
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Manufacturers focus on ‘ease of use’

Iowa Farmer Today - June 23, 2017 - 8:30am
I like technology. I’m not a techno-geek, however I do like what technology can offer in the way of providing information and making decisions more timely and accurately.
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Pork industry calls for disease outbreak vaccine bank

Iowa Farmer Today - June 23, 2017 - 7:00am
DES MOINES — With new farm bill negotiations beginning, the pork industry has made it clear what’s at the top of its wish list: a vaccine bank with a large enough supply to handle the first two weeks of a…
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Livestock specialist’s 30-year Extension career sees changes

Iowa Farmer Today - June 22, 2017 - 4:00pm
Joe Sellers has put a few miles on his vehicles over his 30-year career with Iowa State University Extension.
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Senate considers change to E15 use

Iowa Farmer Today - June 22, 2017 - 10:30am
The U.S. Senate is considering a bill that would change federal language that presently restricts usage of ethanol blends over 10 percent during the summer months.
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Cattle producers rely on new tech, data

Iowa Farmer Today - June 22, 2017 - 10:00am
Remember the first cell phones, those bulky gadgets that always seemed to be more trouble than they were worth? Did you ever think you would be able to store production records on it?
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Extension clinic teaches skills to ID corn, soybean issues

Iowa Farmer Today - June 22, 2017 - 9:40am
AMES, Iowa — Crop advisers, agronomists and agribusiness professionals can learn about diagnostics and identification of common issues in corn and soybean fields at the Field Diagnostics Clinic, hosted by Iowa State University Extension July 12.
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Iowa Extension moves forward as farms change

Iowa Farmer Today - June 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
AMES, Iowa — It’s no secret that the role of the Extension service is changing across the nation. At Iowa State University, the change is too obvious to miss.
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Reports: Retail sales up as beef prices fall

Iowa Farmer Today - June 21, 2017 - 10:55am
More meat and other food items are being sold at the grocery store than through restaurants and food service.
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South American supply offsets U.S. crop challenges

Iowa Farmer Today - June 21, 2017 - 10:50am
Corn and soybean prices remain solid, but there is more and more downward pressure on the market thanks to large supplies.
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4Hers, board members prep for county fairs

Iowa Farmer Today - June 19, 2017 - 10:00am
NEW LONDON, Iowa — The Henry County Fair is still weeks away, but it’s getting to be crunch time for the southeast Iowa families that bring the energy, excitement and fun to the county fair every summer.
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Farmers begin scouting fields for mature stalk borer larva

Iowa Farmer Today - June 19, 2017 - 7:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Robert Wright, University of Nebraska Extension entomologist, for the university’s Cropwatch website.
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Shade, sprinklers keep livestock cool

Iowa Farmer Today - June 19, 2017 - 6:00am
Air flow is always important when it comes to keeping livestock cool, but summer presents even more of a challenge for producers.
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