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Farmers can use market tools for protection

September 13, 2017 - 9:46am
As summer turns to autumn, Don Roose has a piece of advice for farmers: Use the carry to your advantage.
Categories: Farm News

Ag publisher launches Hurricane Harvey relief fund for farmers, ranchers

September 12, 2017 - 3:30pm
Lee Agri-Media has created a relief fund to help farmers and ranchers affected by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Louisiana.
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Corn, soybean futures fall on USDA crop estimates

September 12, 2017 - 2:52pm
Corn and soybean futures dropped this morning after USDA increased its crop estimates from last month.
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Farmland prices relatively stable

September 11, 2017 - 9:00am
OMAHA, Neb. — Farmland values largely held steady through the first half of 2017 in states served by Farm Credit Services of America.
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Organic grain production risks, opportunities

September 11, 2017 - 6:00am
EFFINGHAM, Ill. — Dave Ross has some advice for those considering entering the organic grains market: Don’t let the promise of big profits suck you in or the fear of losses drive you away.
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Farm show approaches harvest with nostalgia

September 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
RANTOUL, Ill. — As harvest nears, thousands of farmers got together with a sense of nostalgia to mingle with more 1,000 tractors, steam engines, moldboard plows and implements of the past the Half Century of Progress Show in Rantoul Aug.…
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Crop insurance talk leads farm bill session

September 9, 2017 - 2:00pm
DECATUR, Ill. — Crop insurance was by far the biggest concern of farmers and others attending a farm bill listening session at Richland Community College Aug. 30.
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Ag leaders gather to discuss solutions for dicamba use in 2018

September 9, 2017 - 10:12am
COLUMBIA, Mo. — University of Missouri Extension brought farm, agribusiness and agency leaders together Aug. 24 to address issues associated with the use of dicamba.
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Helping hands get small farm through health challenges

September 9, 2017 - 9:00am
BIG ROCK, Ill. — Operating a small farm profitably is challenging enough, but adding health issues makes it even more difficult.
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Supervisors officially seek changes in hog lots by Iowa legislators

September 9, 2017 - 8:47am
SIOUX CITY, Iowa — One hundred minutes of discussion. Sixty people gathered at the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors meeting. Seventeen of those 60 people who felt strongly enough to speak out on whether the county should pass a resolution…
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RFS comments to EPA include pros and cons

September 9, 2017 - 8:00am
Editor’s note: The comment period on EPA’s “Renewable Fuel Standard Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019” ended Aug. 31.
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Long-time Illinois agronomist gets ready to leave the field

September 8, 2017 - 1:00pm
Editor’s note: Reporters rely on experts in the field for the best information. This series introduces our go-to sources for crop, livestock and ag tech news.
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Farm groups debate Iowa’s mental health care funding system

September 8, 2017 - 11:00am
The demand for mental health services continues to rise in Iowa, as in other states, but while officials debate the need for service they also face a question about to fund it.
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Be aware of risks during busy harvest

September 8, 2017 - 8:24am
Here we are in early September already, and harvest 2017 is just around the corner. We all know what that means: One of the most dangerous jobs in America, farming, is entering one of its most dangerous time periods.
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Modified cover crop mixes match needs

September 8, 2017 - 6:00am
AINSWORTH, Iowa — In the cover crop capital of Iowa, Washington County farmer Michael Vittetoe is confident the rye he drills this fall will establish itself well despite the dry conditions in many parts of southeast Iowa this summer.
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Farmer recounts story of mower accident, road to recovery

September 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
BLOOMFIELD, Iowa — Keith Sullivan jokes that, despite a horrific farm accident he was lucky enough to survive, he can still play the piano as well as ever.
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Producers consider options to stockpile forage

September 7, 2017 - 11:00am
A dry summer could have many producers making changes to their late summer grazing program, including stockpiling forage for after harvest and into winter.
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Film spotlights farmer conservation

September 7, 2017 - 8:33am
DES MOINES — Several Iowa farm organizations came together last week with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) to promote soil conservation and celebrate the efforts being made by farmers to protect the environment.
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Cool weather spreads across much of Illinois

September 7, 2017 - 8:00am
Northwest: Kate Danner
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