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Bioengineered food disclosure is not a safety issue

September 16, 2017 - 8:00am
The Coalition for Safe, Affordable Food … was actively engaged in support of the Bioengineered Food Disclosure Law, which calls for the establishment of a uniform national disclosure standard for bioengineered food and prevents a patchwork of state-by-state or other…
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Crop insurance has small effect on land use, environment

September 16, 2017 - 8:00am
Crop insurance can help protect farmers from large losses resulting from crop failure or unusually large drops in crop prices. In some ways, crop insurance acts like home or car insurance: Farmers pay a premium and receive a payment that…
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Farmers watch for ideas that offer returns

September 15, 2017 - 3:00pm
DOWNS, Ill. — Farmers don’t have to come from the “Show Me State” to want to see proof of what practices will make them money. While there is interest in cutting-edge trials, many farmers attending field days say they are…
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CRP rates, weeds top Farm Bureau event

September 15, 2017 - 1:32pm
WEST DES MOINES — CRP and Palmer amaranth were the hot topics at last week’s Iowa Farm Bureau Federation voting delegate session.
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Northey replacement will come after confirmation

September 15, 2017 - 8:15am
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Managing SCN, low test weights after a dry summer

September 14, 2017 - 5:00pm
Drought conditions in many parts of Iowa this summer could aggravate yield impacts from crop issues associated with heat and dryness, like soybean cyst nematode and lower test weights in corn.
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River system keeps U.S. farmers competitive

September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
ST. LOUIS — The nation’s inland waterway system is sometimes described as one part of the proverbial three-legged stool — along with road and rail — responsible for moving crops grown in the Midwest to markets around the world.
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Rail issues focus on companies’ harvest readiness

September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
Infrastructure and transportation conversations are usually about government funding, but that isn’t the case when the subject turns to railroads.
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Ag groups play key role in infrastructure funding challenge

September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
When Donald Trump was running for president in 2016, one of the issues he promoted was improving infrastructure. Eight months into his term, it is an open question whether the federal government will make that type of investment.
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Road, bridge upkeep present challenges

September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
GALLATIN, Ill. — The seven semi-trucks Bill Raben and his brother own to haul their grain have been a good investment. But owning trucks comes with some challenges.
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River traffic is increasing, but infrastructure lags

September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
The sorry state of the United State’s inland waterways system is well known, but solutions to fixing it seem, at times, elusive.
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Highway expansion links farmers to regional markets

September 14, 2017 - 4:00pm
A four-lane expansion of U.S. Highway 30 will begin next spring, growing the capacity of a major agricultural artery for grain and livestock transport in the state.
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Interest in farm nutrient management grows

September 14, 2017 - 2:30pm
DECATUR, Ill. — Farmers are paying attention to conservation practices this year while keeping an eye on costs with low commodity prices.
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Master producer reflects on years with company

September 14, 2017 - 2:00pm
WINTHROP, Iowa — Sean Baragary’s life has changed dramatically in the past two months.
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Farmers delay capital outlays, wait for crop prices to rebound

September 14, 2017 - 11:45am
DECATUR, Ill. — Like a lot of farmers who were kicking tires at the Farm Progress Show, Duane Dahlman isn’t opening his wallet too wide.
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Land value survey shows year of growth

September 14, 2017 - 11:18am
CORALVILLE, Iowa — Iowa land values are showing signs of stability, as well as some steady growth.
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Below average temps and dry conditions rule the week in Missouri

September 14, 2017 - 8:00am
Cooler temperatures continued across the state last week with temperatures averaging 66.6 degrees, 5.5 degrees below normal, according to the Sept. 11 USDA Crop Progress report.
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Low soil moisture levels recorded across Illinois

September 14, 2017 - 8:00am
Dry, cool weather continued across most of the state last week, according to the Sept. 11 USDA Crop Progress report.
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Beginning farmer tax credit program could see changes

September 13, 2017 - 11:30am
Unless lawmakers take action, there will be automatic changes to Iowa’s beginning farmer tax credit program on Jan. 1, 2018.
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July beef exports ahead of 2016 numbers

September 13, 2017 - 9:49am
Beef exports remained stable while pork exports dropped in July, according to a USDA report.
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