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Trade, help for new farmers get top billing at Iowa Ag Summit

August 8, 2017 - 8:25am
DES MOINES — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue spoke to an Iowa crowd last weekend and told them he was focused on reducing unnecessary regulations.
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Farm families receive 2017 Way We Live awards

August 7, 2017 - 11:26am
DES MOINES — Six Iowa farm families will be recognized as recipients of the 2017 Way We Live Award at the Iowa State Fair.
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Competitors, officials prep for ‘thrills’ at the Iowa State Fair

August 7, 2017 - 11:15am
DES MOINES — Gary Slater is hoping the weather is better for next week’s Iowa State Fair than it was a few weeks earlier, when temperatures climbed into triple digits. But no amount of hot weather could make Slater sweat…
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Unprofitable acres provide opportunity for cover crop experiment

August 7, 2017 - 9:00am
AMES, Iowa — Better land management in a system that includes cover crops could benefit farmers in a variety of ways, according to speakers at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s July 20 economic summit.
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Crops bounce back from heavy rains

August 6, 2017 - 1:00pm
Farmers are hoping the faucet shuts off in northeast Iowa, at least for a while.
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Leaders defend insurance policies at hearing

August 5, 2017 - 11:43am
The Senate Agriculture Committee held a farm bill hearing July 25 that focused on commodity, credit and crop insurance programs. This follows previous farm bill field hearings in Kansas and Michigan, as well as committee meetings on the farm economy,…
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Silage an option for weather-stressed corn

August 5, 2017 - 11:00am
Several factors may be contributing to more silage chopping throughout the Midwest.
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Update NAFTA soon, carefully: U.S. Reps

August 5, 2017 - 8:00am
President Trump has set a bold vision for trade expansion and enforcement, including new bilateral agreements and improvements to existing pacts. Having a veteran trade negotiator lead these efforts will be critical as we navigate these negotiations. Know that we…
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Farmers like current farm bill’s risk tools

August 5, 2017 - 8:00am
Editor’s note: Representatives of many farm and ag lending organizations testified on risk management July 25 before the Senate Agriculture Committee. These are excerpts from prepared testimonies. Full prepared tatements to the committee are available at http://bit.ly/2uJl5WC.
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Letter to the Editor: Concerning eminent domain

August 5, 2017 - 8:00am
The No. 1 question is: Can a department of the State of Iowa grant the State of Iowa’s power of eminent domain to a private, for-profit company to use that power of eminent domain against farmers and landowners and other…
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Dry conditions tax crops in northwest Iowa

August 5, 2017 - 6:00am
Dry conditions are taking a toll on corn and soybeans in many portions of Iowa, with the U.S. Drought Monitor for July 25 showing a diagonal band of drought conditions from northwest Iowa to southeast Iowa.
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‘Good Neighbor’ brothers run diverse Iowa operation

August 4, 2017 - 5:00pm
DERBY, Iowa — Conservation is just part of the deal for Mike and Nick Hunter.
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Producers in dry areas are planning ahead for pasture, hay needs

August 4, 2017 - 1:58pm
Pasture conditions continue to deteriorate as many parts of the region deal with moderate drought.
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Drones can add perspective and save time on the farm

August 4, 2017 - 7:00am
AINSWORTH, Iowa — Easier to fly and more affordable, drones are moving from fun gadget to useful tool on many farms.
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Ag groups seek more access to China

August 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Fresh from a reception with Chinese officials, Gov. Kim Reynolds and other members of an Iowa agricultural delegation visiting China told reporters on a conference call July 26 that the trip has been a success.
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Farmers, ranchers adapt to stay competitive

August 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
SNOWBIRD, Utah — Find a virtually impossible challenge, solve it and thrive.
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More crop fields catch rains across Illinois

August 3, 2017 - 7:00am
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Heavy rains fall in central Missouri, others wait

August 3, 2017 - 7:00am
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U.S., Mexico share interest in ag trade: Perdue

August 3, 2017 - 7:00am
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue described his recent conversations with his counterpart, José Calzada Rovirosa, Mexico Secretary of Agriculture, on a media call July 28 from Yucatan, Mexico. Perdue said he and Calzada had established trust, respect and a level…
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