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Reducing the Trade War Pain Updated

🕔08:35, 21.Sep 2018

On September 4th, the USDA began executing plans regarding the Agriculture Trade Retaliation Mitigation Package to help farmers who are suffering losses due to international tariffs.  The following USDA departments will assist in this implementation: USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA):  will administer

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This Year’s Corn Concerns

🕔10:02, 3.Jul 2018

Brian Weller, lead agronomist for Central Farm Service, knows that insects are the concern in a dry year and diseases are your worry in a wet year.  Because this spring has been cool and wet, here are some of the

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Corn and Soybean Farmers Must Act Now

🕔08:50, 27.Feb 2018

  Steve Johnson, farm and ag business management specialist with Iowa State University recently tried to get attendees at an annual ag outlook meeting to create grain marketing plans.  Only about half actually have any sort of plan and Johnson

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Farm Recipe: Chicken Crock Pot Stew

🕔11:42, 2.Nov 2017

      As the weather gets colder, I find myself looking for those dishes that bring me warmth and comfort.  Here’s one that I recently discovered from the Farmers Almanac that I really enjoyed.  The recipe’s ingredients are quite simple

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If You’re Tired of the Same Old Crop… Updated

🕔11:38, 6.Sep 2017

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow something other than corn or soybeans?  Well there are some pretty lucrative options if you’re willing to give it a try.  First, let’s do a little math… The Department

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A Symbol of Hope

🕔16:40, 22.Aug 2017

Rainbows have been associated with myth and folklore throughout history and still captivate people today.  How many of these interesting facts about this weather-related event do you know: Rainbows can only appear directly opposite the sun. Rainbows have seven colors.  Remember

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Independence…Every Day

🕔13:43, 26.Jun 2017

Our United States was officially born on July 4, 1776.  It was the day in history that the U.S. became a free and independent state from England, and ever since then, I believe our nation and it’s ideas of freedom

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Handy Harvest Tips

🕔13:41, 26.Jun 2017

We are still a few weeks away from harvest here in the Midwest, but for many of you, it’s right around the corner.  It always helps to have some resources that will improve your chances for a successful harvest and

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Corn Row Spacings – The Good and Bad

🕔08:59, 8.Mar 2017

Gone are the days when a farmer spaced his row crops to accommodate farm animals that pulled the equipment.  Today, the most important decisions for corn row spacing are corn product selection and plant population; and researchers continue to compare

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