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Iowa FFA chapter home to two consecutive presidents

Iowa FFA chapter home to two consecutive presidents

NEW HAMPTON, Iowa — Jim Russ has good reason to be proud.

February 26, 2017 5:00 pm(0)

Garst legacy includes Soviet visit, seed sales innovations

Garst legacy includes Soviet visit, seed sales innovations

February 26, 2017 2:00 pm Photos

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Livestock producers adjust to Veterinary Feed Directive

The livestock industry has had about seven weeks under the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) system, and by most accounts, the transition has be…

February 25, 2017 1:00 pm(0)

Iowa Extension leader learns from 1980s farm challenges

Iowa Extension leader learns from 1980s farm challenges

AMES — John Lawrence admits to wondering what might have been if not for soaring interest rates in the late 1970s.

February 25, 2017 10:00 am(0)

Groups urge Sessions to stop mergers

On behalf of our millions of members and supporters around the country, the undersigned organizations oppose the impending mergers of the worl…

February 25, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Finance survey shows farmers need strong safety net

Currently we maintain the information to describe and simulate around 100 representative crop and livestock operations in 29 states. …

February 25, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Grains Council meets in Panama to talk global trade

Grains Council meets in Panama to talk global trade

PANAMA CITY, Panama — Members of the U.S. Grains Council’s Advisory Teams met this past week at the organization’s International Marketing Con…

February 25, 2017 7:00 am Photos

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Dairy revisions play role in farm bill talks

COLUMBIA, Mo. — The U.S. dairy industry faced difficult economics in 2016 with dropping milk prices. However, many producers felt the governme…

February 24, 2017 7:00 pm(0)

Soybean summit breaks down best practices

Soybean summit breaks down best practices

PEORIA, Ill. — Planting early was a common theme as farmers and experts exchanged ideas for achieving superior soybean yields at the Illinois …

February 24, 2017 5:00 pm Photos

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February planting a high-yield, high-risk experiment

February planting a high-yield, high-risk experiment

THOMASBORO, Ill. — When Kris Ehler decides to plant his soybeans early, he goes really early.

February 23, 2017 11:01 am Photos

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Equipment makers see gradual turnaround

Equipment makers see gradual turnaround

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Farm equipment manufacturers are sensing a gradual improvement in sales following the recent letdown after crop prices fell …

February 23, 2017 5:50 am Photos

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College leader embraces lessons learned on the farm

College leader embraces lessons learned on the farm

INA, Ill. — Terry Wilkerson is a farmer. But he also has a pretty good gig on the side: college president.

February 23, 2017 5:40 am(0)

Farmers, lenders keep focus on managing costs

Farmers, lenders keep focus on managing costs

Row crop prices have begun to recover somewhat from harvest time lows, but it appears sound cost management will continue to be on farmers’ mi…

February 23, 2017 5:20 am Photos

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Illinois FFA leader enjoys new views

Illinois FFA leader enjoys new views

Editor’s note: The first National FFA Week was celebrated in 1948. This year, National FFA Week is Feb. 18-25.

February 23, 2017 5:05 am(0)

Beef industry eyes Japan trade possibilities

A shift in U.S. trade policy has the livestock industry concerned.

February 22, 2017 1:18 pm(0)

Tension with Mexico could weigh on corn prices

With plenty of corn and beans on hand and big South American crops expected, prices likely will stay under pressure. Worries about trade with …

February 22, 2017 1:14 pm(0)