Read more about the FIRST program in these stories. There are 8 articles for IOWA FARMER TODAY.

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AgUpdate | Corn sets FIRST record in dry year

In a year dominated by headlines of drought, some fields were setting records.

November 23, 2023

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AgUpdate | FIRST Soybean tests show strong yields

Yield reports are in from fields across the Midwest and impacts of the ongoing drought are proving to be less than expected.

November 15, 2023

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AgUpdate - FIRST corn shows consistent yields outside extreme weather zones

Although there were challenges on Midwest farms in 2020, the corn crop stood tall for many farmers this harvest season, allowing for a good range of data in yield tests.

December 1, 2020

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AgUpdate - FIRST soybean plots withstand dry conditions

But despite strong winds and drought in many portions of the Midwest, this year’s Farmers’ Independent Research of Seed Technologies (FIRST) 2020 field tests found the right spots and had a successful testing season.

November 24, 2020

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Late corn coming out of the field wet for yield tests

November 30, 2019

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Late plantings lead to delays and excess moisture in soybean trials

November 23, 2019

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FIRST yields: Extremes in moisture affect trials across Midwest

November 17, 2018

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FIRST Trials Show Record Corn Yields in Iowa

November 25, 2015

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