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Plan now for crop marketing after harvest

8/8/2020

Do you know your plans for crop storage? What are your objectives? This article covers information, including a short webcast with ideas on whether price usually pays for storage.

Coronavirus Trade Data: Four Months In

8/7/2020

Recent trade data continues to highlight that the challenges producers are facing go beyond production. For an industry accustomed to achieving a trade surplus year after year, a trade deficit of nearly $3 billion over the first six months of 2020 is eye-popping.

Don’t Miss Out on CFAP

8/7/2020

The Agriculture Department still has money available through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program, for direct relief to farmers who faced price declines and additional marketing costs due to COVID-19.

USDA Extends Deadlines, Defers Interest Accrual Due to COVID-19

8/5/2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced it will authorize Approved Insurance Providers (AIPs) to extend deadlines for premium and administrative fee payments, defer the resulting interest accrual and allow other flexibilities to help farmers, ranchers, and insurance providers due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

DNR Recommends No Change to Water Permit Fee for 2021

8/4/2020

The Environmental Protection Commission will consider the annual water permit fee for 2021 at its August 18 meeting. The DNR is recommending the fee to remain unchanged from last year at $95 for each permit.

New senate aid package provides $20 billion for ag

8/3/2020

Plan gives USDA flexibility to help producers and processors who didn't get help from previous stimulus packages.

Drought impact deepens

8/3/2020

Dry conditions trigger emergency CRP haying and grazing in western Iowa.

Iowa's premier weekly crop reports 8/5/20

8/3/2020

Iowa's premier weekly crop reports as seen in the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman.

Yield potential remains strong despite variability

8/3/2020

Iowa farmers have come to expect variability from region to region across Iowa, but in a year like 2020, amidst all else going on, I have seen incredible field differences within the same section.

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