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Keeping it in the family

October 4, 2017 - 4:30pm
IRETON, Iowa — Robert Ten Napel says he remembers being 5 years old and working in the farrowing house with his father.
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Dairy beef slaughter, milk production up

October 4, 2017 - 8:34am
Cold storage supplies for beef and pork continue to remain stable as the industry moves product rapidly domestically and overseas.
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Harvest markets could give farmers opportunity

October 4, 2017 - 8:32am
It’s harvest time, and that means a seasonal corn and soybean market.
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Application technology featured at farm show targets inputs

September 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
DECATUR, Ill. — One company is looking to revolutionize crop protection by targeting application of products through a system that works “like an inkjet printer.”
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New applicator simulator teaches safety

September 30, 2017 - 10:00am
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — A new fertilizer applicator simulator shares a lot in common with a video game, but its purpose is serious: safety.
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CREP wetland delivers large benefit from small footprint

September 30, 2017 - 9:00am
CHARLES CITY, Iowa — For Charles City farmers Dean and Linda Tjaden, constructing a Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program wetland is partly about heritage.
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Ease Cuban hurricane recovery: End U.S. embargo

September 30, 2017 - 8:00am
As I read about the damage in Cuba, I could not help thinking about other hurricanes and their impact on our relationship with the island nation.
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Markets, weather, broadband: Censky’s ‘critical areas’

September 30, 2017 - 8:00am
In his testimony before this committee for his confirmation hearing, then Secretary-designate [Sonny] Perdue laid out his top four goals for the department and the important constituencies it serves. My job as deputy secretary, if confirmed, will be to assist…
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Last Chicago farm follows a new path

September 29, 2017 - 6:00pm
CHICAGO, Ill. — The last farm in the City of Chicago continues to grow — in more ways than one.
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Beef Center introduces heifer development program

September 29, 2017 - 3:00pm
AMES, Iowa — Iowa’s new heifer development program, Iowa Cowmaker Elite (ICE), is officially underway.
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Ag employers seek soft skills

September 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
Soft skills and internships or part-time work experiences, along with an agricultural background, rise to the top of the list of desired qualifications for many ag employers who hire recent graduates.
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History of success: Cascade FFA Chapter celebrates 41 years

September 29, 2017 - 10:46am
Editor’s Note: The following was submitted by the Cascade FFA to commemorate its 41st anniversary.
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Ag-related scholarships abound

September 29, 2017 - 10:32am
Whether it’s a few dollars to help with books, or a full ride to a state school — if you’re planning to study agriculture in Iowa at college, it is likely there’s a scholarship waiting for you.
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FFA enjoying a growth spurt throughout Iowa

September 29, 2017 - 6:00am
GARWIN, Iowa — High school juniors Carson Wobeter and Kayla Vavroch are doing something today they couldn’t have done two years ago: They’re taking an agriculture class.
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Survey response finds higher cover crop acres and positive experience

September 28, 2017 - 4:00pm
In its fifth year, the USDA’s Sustainable Agriculture Research (SARE) Cover Crop Survey Report again showed positive yield benefits and higher farm acreage for cover crops in responses from 2,035 farmers.
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Harvest slowly ramping up across much of Illinois

September 28, 2017 - 8:00am
Fall harvest is underway throughout the state. There were 6.7 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending Sept. 24, according to the Sept. 25 USDA Crop Progress report.
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Temps soar well above average in portions of Missouri

September 28, 2017 - 8:00am
Unseasonably warm and dry weather was prevalent throughout the state during the previous week, with temperatures averaging 77.4 degrees, 13.5 degrees above normal.
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Cattle on Feed brings bearish tones to the market

September 27, 2017 - 10:49am
There were some bearish tones to last week’s USDA Cattle on Feed report.
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U.S. serves strong soybean exports, checks supplies

September 27, 2017 - 10:46am
Strong soybean demand and hurricane-related ethanol usage have supported grain markets over the past month but the September Grain Stocks report could still bring new volatility to corn and soybean markets.
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Renewables industry, lawmakers object to lowering fuel mandates

September 27, 2017 - 10:10am
The Trump administration raised the prospect Tuesday that it will reduce the amount of renewable fuels to be blended into the nation's fuel supply next year.
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