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Farmer-veteran conference aims to streamline programs

DES MOINES — USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has long argued for farm programs in part by emphasizing that a disproportionate percentage of the people who serve in the armed forces come from rural areas. A conference held here recently aimed to shine a light on programs designed to help veterans …

November 27, 2014 6:00 am(0)

USDA funds to support rural health care, education

DES MOINES — The Nov. 20 celebration of National Rural Health Day acknowledges the “power of Rural America,”

November 25, 2014 9:33 am(0)

Markets move focus to South American harvest

Weather and yield are some of the main factors in the corn and soybean markets.

November 25, 2014 9:26 am(0)

EPA delays reducing ethanol in fuel

Federal decision on reducing ethanol in fuel supply delayed

November 21, 2014 1:41 pm(0)

Farmers, scientists divided over climate: Study

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Crop producers and scientists hold deeply different views on climate change and its possible causes, a study by Purdue and Iowa State universities shows.

November 21, 2014 10:00 am Related

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Iraq war veteran-farmer enlists with ridge-till soil conservation programs

Iraq war veteran-farmer enlists with ridge-till soil conservation programs

DES MOINES — The USDA is helping Iraq war veteran Adam Boge, a first-year farmer, improve technology and other efficiencies in his new Ventura farming operation.

November 21, 2014 8:00 am Related

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Weather plays role in FIRST test

Weather plays role in FIRST test

The cool and wet summer weather played a role in yields from this year’s FIRST Seed Tests.

November 20, 2014 9:00 am Related (0)
Big data starts with collecting little data

Big data starts with collecting little data

NEVADA, Mo. — Steve Cubbage remembers coming back to work on the farm after graduating from the University of Missouri in 1995.

November 20, 2014 5:00 am(0)
DATA dependent

DATA dependent

ONARGA — It’s mid November in East Central Illinois, where rain has delayed Dave Ebert’s corn harvest. He still has 550 acres to combine, so he closely monitors the weather.

November 20, 2014 3:00 am(0)
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