Iowa Farmer Today

Family owned sale barn sees changes through years

2 hours 25 min ago
DUNLAP, Iowa — Jon Schaben grew up in his family’s livestock auction business, and he says while technology has altered the way the business operates, it is fundamentally unchanged.
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‘Bleeding’ stops in latest ag land survey

5 hours 18 min ago
AMES, Iowa — The three-year downward slide in Iowa farmland values appears to have stopped, at least temporarily, according to a survey released March 22 that showed a 0.9 percent increase in …
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Feeder cattle prices see boost from futures

9 hours 36 min ago
Cattle prices continue to strengthen across the board.
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Upcoming reports could shift corn and bean markets

9 hours 40 min ago
The March 31 USDA Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports could bring a shift in corn and soybean markets.
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Iowa cattlemen come together to help wildfire victims

March 20, 2017 - 3:56pm
Over the past two weeks, as cattlemen across Colorado, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas fell victim to wildfires, there has been an overwhelming desire among Iowa cattlemen to help. In response, the…
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Key figure in ‘green revolution’ got his start on Iowa farm

March 19, 2017 - 2:00pm
Editor’s note: This is part of a series about farms throughout the Midwest known for famous residents, innovations, renowned products and historic events.
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South America muscles in on U.S. corn dominance

March 19, 2017 - 10:00am
The United States is still the king of corn. But there are others looking to knock it off its throne.
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U.S. faces competition in global beef export market

March 18, 2017 - 4:00pm
The U.S. beef industry has seen some good trends recently, with exports increasing as the American beef supply continues to grow.
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Current politics reflect historic farm bill debate

March 18, 2017 - 11:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois ag economist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website as part of the Gardner Policy Series.
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Costco provides momentum for U.S. beef in Korea

March 18, 2017 - 10:00am
U.S. beef has been rapidly building momentum in South Korea, and received a further boost recently as Costco officially began converting its imported chilled beef selection from Australian bee…
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Balancing farm cycles takes skilled management

March 18, 2017 - 9:00am
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Watching inflation, enhancing productivity and managing costs — to survive now and to prepare for future expansion — are among the challenges farmers face as they navigate…
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Witnesses praise crop insurance

March 18, 2017 - 8:00am
Editor’s note: The Senate Agriculture Committee heard from farmers, lenders and others during its field hearing last month in Manhattan, Kan. These are among comments they heard about crop ins…
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Governors to Trump: Increase biofuels

March 18, 2017 - 8:00am
Our states are the home to over 200 biorefineries that are producing tens of thousands of jobs, sequestering tons of carbon, saving millions of barrels of foreign oil, and making enormous fina…
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Farmers look for clarity in direction of U.S. trade agreements

March 16, 2017 - 7:45am
Trade is one of the engines that drives the agricultural economy. Most economists agree without trade, farm prices in the United States would plummet.
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Corn competitors join forces to boost trade

March 16, 2017 - 7:00am
U.S. corn producers are competing for exports head-to-head with their South American peers, but behind the battle they’ve teamed up to promote corn technology and grow export opportunities.
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Iowa ag, business leaders hope to benefit from Ambassador Branstad

March 16, 2017 - 7:00am
DES MOINES — His job will be to represent the entire United States and act as an intermediary between two of the world’s most populous countries.
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USB program targets fungicide resistance

March 16, 2017 - 6:30am
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Herbicide resistance plagues soybean farmers across the growing region. But resistance isn’t limited to weeds. So to help farmers fight the next attack on their profitabil…
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Soybean advocates fish for new markets

March 16, 2017 - 5:50am
Mark Albertson climbed out of a boat near Ensenada, Mexico, March 8 feeling pleased with the future of soybean products. Research has given soybean growers a competitive edge in areas like thi…
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ASA hopes to work with new administration

March 16, 2017 - 5:40am
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The No. 1 demand for U.S. soybeans is exports, so maintaining strong trade agreements is the top priority of the American Soybean Association.
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U.S. pork faces growing competition from Europe

March 16, 2017 - 5:20am
FORT DODGE, Iowa — Gregg Hora says while U.S. pork remains the favorite of most foreign customers, there is always another country out there trying to cut into its market share.
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