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Producers prep for summer farrowing challenges

Producers prep for summer farrowing challenges

Caring for sows is always a challenge, but hot summer weather just adds to the struggle.

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Farm conservation leaders describe trials and solutions

Farm conservation leaders describe trials and solutions

KALONA, Iowa — Returns from conservation practices may be hard to quantify, and management challenges difficult to overcome, but Southeast Iowa farmers Steve Berger and Francis Thicke see viable solutions to preserve Iowa’s topsoil and reduce nutrient loss.

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Groups guide farmers through paperwork

Groups guide farmers through paperwork

One of the biggest challenges for farmers these days is finding the courage to start and the clarity to understand what practices to install on their farms and the programs that may help them get from A to B.

16 hours ago(0)
Iowa farmer favors  voluntary practices over regulations

Iowa farmer favors voluntary practices over regulations

Mark Mueller grows corn, soybeans and alfalfa for a nearby dairy on his family’s large row crop operation east of Waverly in Bremer County. Mueller is a strong proponent of cover crops and is participating in a 10-year study on long-term effects of cover crops with the Soil Health Partnership.

16 hours ago(0)
Farmers respond to common questions about conservation

Farmers respond to common questions about conservation

STRAWN, Ill. — Terry Bachtold operates a 135-acre farm in Livingston County, Ill., growing corn and soybeans with a grass-fed cow-calf operation that features rotational grazing with about 20 paddocks.

May 24, 2017 5:00 pm(0)

Pork belly provides fuel for increase in value

Hog prices continued a four-month rally last week, thanks primarily to strong domestic and export markets.

May 24, 2017 8:26 am(0)

Weather, currency and shifting exports at play

Wet weather and currency shifts influenced grain markets over the past week, but it may be a few more weeks before acreage and yield guesses begin to form trade expectations for new crop production.

May 24, 2017 8:17 am(0)