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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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Cool temps welcomed, but region still needs rain

September 7, 2017 - 8:00am
Northwest: Jason Hull
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Roundup implements early weaning strategy

September 7, 2017 - 6:00am
DIAGONAL, Iowa — Jim Werner surveys a group of cow/calf pairs as two of his grandchildren and a family friend join him on their horses.
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Hog numbers, drop in bellies lead prices down

September 6, 2017 - 1:38pm
Hog prices have moved downward over the past couple of weeks as large numbers of pigs head to market.
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Late August lows suggest market déjà vu

September 6, 2017 - 1:35pm
Market analysts saw a potential repeat of last year’s seasonal low coming at the end of August, as corn futures rallied Aug. 31 after forced sales from delayed pricing contracts helped to set new contract lows Aug. 30.
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Fungicide results vary among hybrids

September 4, 2017 - 11:31am
OELWEIN, Iowa — Those attending WinField United's Answer Plot field day near Oelwein July 18 were reminded that northeast Iowa is the state's garden spot this year. They also learned about tools to help make fungicide decisions and fine-tune nitrogen…
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Demonstration farm brings water quality practices to life

September 4, 2017 - 6:00am
MELBOURNE, Iowa — There aren’t a lot of crops on this 80-acre tract of land, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t growing here.
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Illinois wheat yields climb even as planted acreage continues to fall

September 3, 2017 - 11:00am
OKAWVILLE, Ill. — Though acreage has been stagnant, wheat growers in Illinois are steadily increasing yields.
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Analyst not concerned about China’s wheat surplus

September 2, 2017 - 11:00am
OKAWVILLE, Ill. — The bad news is China has a surplus of wheat. The good news is, that isn’t really bad news.
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Confirm Clovis for USDA post: Ag groups

September 2, 2017 - 8:00am
We, the undersigned organizations, write in support of Dr. Sam Clovis to be the USDA Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics. We encourage swift action by the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee to confirm his nomination.
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