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Water Quality: Multi-State Efforts Help Nutrient Runoff – DTN

Water Quality: Multi-State Efforts Help Nutrient Runoff – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 21, 2017

Terry McClure wants to come clean. The Grover Hill, Ohio, farmer has proactively set up two water-monitoring sites to show how differing cropping techniques influence nutrient runoff. “We are taking the surface and subsurface tests at the exact same time

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Land Management Company Aggressively Seeking Permanent and Speciality Crop Acreage

Land Management Company Aggressively Seeking Permanent and Speciality Crop Acreage

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 17, 2017

An Illinois-based real estate and land management company has expressed an interest in buying permanent and specialty crop properties in the U.S. The company, Murray Wise Associates LLC, said in a press release this week that it is was working

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Cover Crops: 3 Corn Belt States Show Dramatic Increase Over Past Decade – DTN

Cover Crops: 3 Corn Belt States Show Dramatic Increase Over Past Decade – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Mar 16, 2017

Conservation funding to expand cover crops and farmer willingness to adopt those crops increased dramatically in three Corn Belt states during the past decade, but those states will need continued dramatic increases in both funding and adoption to achieve full

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Illinois: Cooperators Sought for Insect Trapping Network

Illinois: Cooperators Sought for Insect Trapping Network

👤By Kelly Estes, Iowa State University 🕔Mar 14, 2017

Despite the snow falling outside of my window this morning, plans continue for the upcoming survey season. Mother Nature has hinted at spring with temperatures in the 70’s just last week and its time to start thinking about spring insect

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Iowa Alfalfa: Plan to Scout Stands for Winter Survival

Iowa Alfalfa: Plan to Scout Stands for Winter Survival

👤By Brian Lang, Iowa State University 🕔Mar 14, 2017

A warm weather pattern in late February caused soil temperatures across most of Iowa to rise above 40 degrees Fahrenheit (F). This warm period was likely long enough for alfalfa and some forage grasses (most ryegrass varieties and less winter-hardy

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Iowa Farmers: Less Tillage Reduces Nitrates and Phosphorus in Watershed – DTN

Iowa Farmers: Less Tillage Reduces Nitrates and Phosphorus in Watershed – DTN

👤By Lynn Betts Progressive Farmer Contributing Editor 🕔Mar 13, 2017

A group of farmers in northern Iowa’s heavily tiled Rock Creek Watershed are voluntarily taking proactive steps to keep nutrients from leaving their land. This farmer-led watershed project in Mitchell County is resulting in a lot more green fields and

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Iowa: Not a Fan of Adding Palmer Amaranth to Noxious Weed List

Iowa: Not a Fan of Adding Palmer Amaranth to Noxious Weed List

👤By Bob Hartzler, Iowa State University 🕔Mar 8, 2017

A bill has been introduced in the Iowa legislature that proposes classifying Palmer amaranth as a primary noxious weed.  The weed law gives counties the authority to fine landowners who fail to control noxious weeds, and,if necessary, enter land to

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Corn Insect Control: Dow’s PowerCore and SmartStax Offer More Choices

Corn Insect Control: Dow’s PowerCore and SmartStax Offer More Choices

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 2, 2017

Corn growers make big decisions that impact yield and profitability long before planters roll into spring fields. Selecting the right insect trait technology is one of those choices, and growers now have an opportunity to take a more prescriptive approach

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Farm Business: Looking for Light in the Tunnel of Dark Ag News – DTN

Farm Business: Looking for Light in the Tunnel of Dark Ag News – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Tim Burrack kept moving from session to session at the USDA Outlook Forum looking for some light at the end of the tunnel for commodity farmers.    Whether it was income forecasts or the growing production strength in South America,

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Cornbelt: Soil Health and Your Bottom Line, Finding the Data – DTN

Cornbelt: Soil Health and Your Bottom Line, Finding the Data – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor and Jim Patrico Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Feb 28, 2017

It’s not hard to find a soil-health or cover-crop field day. Someone usually has a spade showing off earthworms and their tunnel work. There’s generally a 6-foot-deep pit to look at the root systems, filtration and soil compaction.   What’s

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