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Wet, cool weather complicates herbicide plans

June 9, 2017 - 8:00am
With wet and cold weather creating planting headaches this spring, some farmers are modifying weed control programs to adapt to changing conditions.
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Safety Watch: Expect the unexpected when handling livestock

June 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
In farming, you have to expect the unexpected. Sometimes that means floods or droughts that affect when you can get in the field or yields at harvest. Sometimes that means dealing with broken equipment or fencing in need of repair…
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Amid challenges, dairy producers hope for the best

June 8, 2017 - 10:00am
Evan Metzger says there is reason for optimism when it comes to Iowa’s dairy industry.
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Drier week kicks off Illinois wheat harvest

June 8, 2017 - 7:00am
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Latest price boost bodes well for feeder cattle

June 7, 2017 - 8:34am
Feeder cattle continue to enjoy a strong summer market.
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As forecasts flip toward hot and dry, volatility could rise

June 7, 2017 - 8:28am
Wet, cool spring conditions are giving way to warm, dry weather and moderate drought in the northwest Corn Belt.
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World Pork Expo

June 4, 2017 - 3:00pm
Good prices usually translate into a big crowd at the annual World Pork Expo, scheduled for June 7-9 at the state fairgrounds in Des Moines.
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Fishing expert angles for E10 acceptance with boaters

June 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — Crappie Masters Tournament Trail spokesperson Brian Sowers met with members of the Illinois General Assembly in May to provide his insight on how ethanol performs in boat engines.
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Exports needed to boost ethanol

June 3, 2017 - 10:00am
With U.S. ethanol plants churning out record-high production, new export markets will be key for demand to keep pace with supply, industry experts say.
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Target EQIP funds to optimize benefits

June 3, 2017 - 8:00am
Potentially harmful effects of agriculture on the nation’s natural resources, including water and soil, continue to be a concern for Americans, and EQIP (Environmental Quality Incentives Program) conservation efforts show promise in mitigating such effects.
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Agriculture can’t balance the budget alone

June 3, 2017 - 8:00am
This week, President Trump sent to Congress a proposal to slash the USDA budget by more than $228 billion over 10 years, including $38 billion from farm programs. This proposal would fail agriculture and rural America, and for that reason…
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President Trump’s proposed budget assaults safety net

June 3, 2017 - 8:00am
The president’s proposed budget is an assault on the programs and personnel that provide vital services, research and a safety net to America’s family farmers, rural residents and consumers. It is deeply disappointing that the president would propose such cuts,…
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Field scouts hone skills for 2017 season

June 2, 2017 - 3:00pm
Crop scouts from across Iowa and neighboring states brushed up on their skills at the 2017 Crop Scouting Field Basics program at the Iowa State Field Extension Education Lab May 16.
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Weather delay limits soybean herbicide options

June 2, 2017 - 11:00am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University Extension weed specialist, for the university’s Integrated Crop Management website.
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