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Prayers & Patience

Wet weather calls for patience and prayers among our farm families With saturated soils leaving many acres unplanted and planted ones wetter than most seedlings can withstand, farmers are crossing their fingers that we get some warmer weather ahead. Successful Farming has the story.

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May, 17, 2019

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CORN PHOTOSYNTHESIS

Corn plants respond to environmental changes by opening and closing the stomata – or the pores on their leaves. Carbon dioxide goes in when the stomata are open, but water vapor goes out at the same time. These tiny structures are crucially important in climates with less predictable rainfall. Full Article Here

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Feb, 13, 2019

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Soybean Treatments

“With the 2018 harvest of soybeans delayed beyond the ideal window of time, the opportunity for diseases to infect seed pods and in some instances, to the seed itself, was greatly increased.” – Iowa Farmer Today https://www.agupdate.com/iowafarmertoday/news/crop/farmers-consider-soybean-seed-treatments-after-tough-harvest/article_c920b4f2-14f6-11e9-a3cb-df3eeaeb5adf.html

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Jan, 17, 2019

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Happy 4th of July

Have a safe and fun 4th!

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Jul, 02, 2018

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How To Deal With Fertilizer Delays

If you’re having difficulties obtaining nitrogen fertilizer (anhydrous particularly and sometimes urea) during this spring that’s compressed in many areas, you’re not alone. Full article here!

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May, 10, 2018

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John’s World: Planting Intentions

  Like many Midwestern farmers, U.S. Farm Report commentator John Phipps rotates two crops on his farm: corn and soybeans.

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Apr, 03, 2018

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How GMOs Are Made

Farmers have selectively cultivated plants for thousands of years, choosing a plant, for example, based on its ability to survive certain conditions or on how many seeds it produces. Farmers also sought to improve plants by crossing them with related species that had other desirable characteristics.  This type of selective, or traditional, breeding involves crossing thousands […]

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Mar, 21, 2018

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Practical Farmers seeks soybean growers for cost-share program

AMES, Iowa — Practical Farmers of Iowa invites farmers who sell soybeans into the Archer-Daniels-Midland (ADM) supply chain via its Des Moines plant to participate in a cover crop cost-share program through Unilever’s Sustainable Soy program. Full article here!

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Mar, 20, 2018

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Less drift, more coverage

New sprayer nozzle shield cuts boom turbulence to put more spray on target. Full article here!

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Mar, 16, 2018

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