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EPA moves to rescind 2015 Waters of the U.S.

June 27, 2017 - 3:45pm
The EPA announced June 26 a proposal to withdraw the 2015 Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule.
Categories: Farm News

Soybean, pasture ratings weaken

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

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

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

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

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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Farmhouse collects politician’s legacy

June 25, 2017 - 4:00pm
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The art of agriculture

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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Eat local: Restaurant brings community together

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

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

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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