Jul 27, 2015
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Machines get two-way communication

The next step in ag technology may be implements that not only talk back to tractors but tell them what to do....More
Jul 23, 2015
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What four Iowa counties think of Trump

Love him or hate him, Donald Trump continues to make news. And, this week, Iowa has been part of his headlines. Yesterday, the Des Moines Register came out with an editorial asking the Republican presidential candidate to drop out of the race. The move set off a flurry of talk about Des Moines and the state of Iowa as a whole. Is it the breadbasket of liberals? Or the bastion of conservatives?...More
Jul 16, 2015
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Cover crops: The mechanics of how to plant

It’s hard to pick up a farm magazine these days without finding an article on cover crops. Why you should plant them, when you should plant them, and what should you plant to put nutrients back in the soil. They help reduce soil erosion. Their roots break up compaction. And they can fix nutrients so they don’t get washed away, and they put some in while they’re at it....More
Jul 15, 2015
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One small gene change makes a difference

The power of genetic science continues to grow and researchers answer some interesting questions - like why is corn, well, corn? New research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison has found out an interesting answer to that question....More

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