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Crop estimates due to start next week

Weather forecasts have been driving corn and soybean futures up and down for weeks, but markets will soon get a dose of crop surveys and production estimates.

July 27, 2016 10:13 am(0)
German farm invests in diversity

German farm invests in diversity

NAUEN, Germany — Dirk Peters, the manager and main shareholder of a German farm near Berlin, is thankful some risks he has taken have paid off.

July 24, 2016 1:30 am Photos

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Food and farmer panel discusses GMO transparency

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — There is a lot to say about GMO food today.

July 22, 2016 11:37 am(0)

Study finds atrazine alternative for sweet corn industry

URBANA, Ill. — Atrazine has been good at killing weeds in cornfields for more than 50 years. But some of the properties that make it a successful herbicide also lead to concerns about potential environmental impact.

July 21, 2016 6:15 am(0)
Some GMO trait launches face regulatory delays

Some GMO trait launches face regulatory delays

Soybean growers looking to try out new weapons in their fight against weeds will have to wait a while longer.

July 21, 2016 5:00 am(0)

Heat could provide bigger boost for beans

With hot and dry weather back in the forecast this week, the two big questions for grain markets are how long will it last and whether the heat will come back again in coming weeks, Darrell Holaday of Frankfort, Kan., based Country Futures said July 18.

July 20, 2016 8:53 am(0)
Event looks at issues in ag, launches new products

Event looks at issues in ag, launches new products

SHERIDAN, Ind. — Farmers say they are active in soil and water improvement activities, believe informed consumers are a good thing, and think policymakers don’t understand agriculture.

July 18, 2016 11:15 am Photos

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With growing demand for fungicide, researchers say ‘use wisely’

With growing demand for fungicide, researchers say ‘use wisely’

VINTON — Cornfields near the Vinton Veterans Memorial Airport were just starting to enter tassel July 5, and ag pilots Mark Noe, president of Noe Aviation, and Shane Ohman expected to start flying over Eastern Iowa fields that weekend to apply fungicide.

July 14, 2016 5:45 am(0)
State offers incentives to connect local farms, students

State offers incentives to connect local farms, students

What started out as a hobby has turned into what Cody Kiroff calls “an all-encompassing” passion.

July 14, 2016 5:30 am(0)
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