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Enrollment open for Dairy Margin Coverage program

10/21/2020

American dairy farmers can now sign up for an industry risk management program.

Crop economics, CFAP2 and other government programs, and crop marketing education

10/20/2020

A webinar recording and a webinar coming up in November will help with current government programs and crop marketing.

Pork's economic power

10/19/2020

Valued at $7.6 billion, pork ranks second to corn as Iowa's most valuable commodity.

2020’s top tenderloin

10/19/2020

PrairieMoon on Main in Prairieburg wins the top prize in the annual Iowa contest.

U.S. markets rise on China buys

10/19/2020

China makes big corn purchases to feed hogs and poultry after its domestic crop falters.

Hay auctions

10/19/2020

Dyersville, Oct. 14

Reynolds extends public health emergency declaration including transportation changes

10/19/2020

The proclamation now remains in effect until 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, November 15, 2020.

How to handle unique income (like COVID-19 relief) and leverage health expenses to save on your 2020 farm income taxes | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 56

10/19/2020

In this episode, Kristine Tidgren (Director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University) helps farmers make the most informed choices when filing their 2020 income taxes.

2020 Government Payments and Active USDA Programs (including CFAP2)

10/17/2020

Do you understand how 2020 revenue, costs and government payments add up for 2020? Do you know the similarities of CFAP1 and CFAP2? ISU Extension Economist Alejandro Plastina and USDA FSA Staff presented a comprehensive explanation of these topics and more in this recorded webinar. Products covered in CFAP 1 will receive additional support and many more products were added in CFAP2.

Finding Perspective and Better Life Balance

10/15/2020

Life can be a real rollercoaster ride and offers plenty of heart-skipping adrenalin. In times of high anxiety, the challenge is to provide balance during the ride, gaining a different perspective as you hang on for the deep lows and treasure the exhilarating highs.

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