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Letter to the Editor: Big Money wins over Constitution

August 12, 2017 - 8:00am
Regarding news reports about a judge striking down a Utah law banning farm filming:
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Ag voices will be important in upcoming trade talks: Economist

August 11, 2017 - 1:36pm
AMES, Iowa — When it comes to agriculture, trade is a big deal, and the speakers at a recent economic summit held by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation emphasized that.
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Farmers use social media to capture crop diseases

August 11, 2017 - 1:30pm
AMES, Iowa — Farmers, agronomists, crop consultants and specialists now have a place to collectively document and track corn and soybean diseases this growing season.
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The ‘Internet of Things’ comes to rural America

August 11, 2017 - 6:26am
I’m sure you’ve heard the term: I - o - T.
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Policies have far-reaching effects on poverty

August 10, 2017 - 4:45pm
A state budget problem almost always leads to money problems for programs that serve those at the bottom of the economic ladder. And that means 2017 could be a tougher year for those in poverty.
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Poverty stats show how rural America fared during recession

August 10, 2017 - 4:45pm
The number of people living in poverty rose higher, on average, in rural areas of the United States than urban areas in the past decade of economic instability.
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With financial concerns, rural crisis services field more calls

August 10, 2017 - 4:45pm
It’s not anything like the 1980s, but managers of the state’s crisis hotline and mediation services are experiencing an uptick in usage as farm prices remain low in 2017.
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Community groups form front line for poverty services

August 10, 2017 - 4:45pm
Bad times often bring out the good in people.
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Rural IMPACT looks to build brighter future for families

August 10, 2017 - 4:45pm
In the face of a seemingly unsolvable problem like poverty, it’s easy to forget there are people working every day to make life just a little better for those on the edge of disaster.
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Rural poverty concerns met with aid from communities

August 10, 2017 - 2:00pm
GLENWOOD, Iowa — Deb Dabney’s voice cracks as she talks about the Mills County Storehouse.
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Proposed EPA fuel standards get mixed reviews

August 10, 2017 - 1:00pm
Biofuels advocates made their voices heard Aug. 1 as they testified at an annual EPA public hearing in Washington, D.C.
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Corn, soybean progress on track in Illinois

August 10, 2017 - 7:00am
Hay baling continued with cooler temperatures throughout the state, according to the Aug. 7 USDA Crop Progress report. The average temperature was 70.5 degrees, 3.3 degrees below normal. Precipitation averaged 0.46 inches, 0.42 inches below normal.
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Missouri crops advance during cool, wet week

August 10, 2017 - 7:00am
The state of Missouri experienced above normal rainfall last week while temperatures averaged 71.1 degrees, 4.9 degrees below normal, according to the Aug. 7 USDA Crop Progress report. Precipitation averaged 1.81 inches statewide, 1.07 inches above normal. There were 5.4…
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Big Data can mean big savings: Economist

August 10, 2017 - 3:30am
ST. LOUIS — Big Data in agriculture isn’t really new. The technology used to collect it may be, but common sense still rules its use.
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RAGBRAI highlights rural Iowa culture

August 9, 2017 - 5:00pm
Whether it was a place to spend the night, good food and even better drinks along the road, or learning opportunities and festivals in every town, RAGBRAI riders got their money’s worth as they biked through Iowa during the last…
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Cattle market softens with seasonal changes

August 9, 2017 - 10:47am
Cattle and beef prices are likely to show some seasonal weakness as summer progresses.
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Beyond crop estimates, demand looks positive

August 9, 2017 - 10:36am
The much-anticipated USDA August crop estimates might have short-lived market impact.
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Iowa ag leaders discuss water rule clarity

August 8, 2017 - 4:21pm
WEST DES MOINES — Gov. Kim Reynolds and other top Republicans in the state met with the head of the federal Environmental Protection Agency Tuesday and gave their full support for efforts by the Trump administration to change the controversial…
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Farm bill possibilities top talk during Perdue tour

August 8, 2017 - 8:41am
CHENOA, Ill. — Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue told those attending a tour of the Evergreen FS plant in central Illinois that he wished the public could see the plant and hear first-hand about the environmental and safety standards.
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