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Iowa's premier weekly crop reports 6/16/21

6/14/2021

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

Managing herbicide tolerant soybean traits

6/14/2021

Soybean traits have become more complex, having multiple herbicide tolerances in a single trait.

Cargill to build corn-based chemical plant in Eddyville

6/14/2021

Cargill announced last week it will build a plant at its complex in Eddyville to turn sugars from corn into replacements for chemicals that can be used to make spandex and biodegradable plastics, creating a new use for the crop.

Drought conditions expand in iowa

6/14/2021

The lack of rain and hot temperatures are starting to ad­­versely affect crop prospects in many parts of Iowa, according to farmers and agronomists.

U.S. lowers corn supply outlook

6/14/2021

WASDE report causes stir in grain markets as more corn utilized for ethanol, exports.

Marketing Insights 6/16/21

6/14/2021

With new crop marketing, it is always good to keep a historical perspective.

Cash Strategist 6/16/21

6/14/2021

Very few changes were made to the domestic corn balance sheets in USDA's monthly WASDE report.

Plants can get sick, just like their plant parents

6/13/2021

As we roll up our sleeves for the COVID-19 vaccine, we’ve learned a real-world lesson about the importance of prevention when it comes to our health.

Question: How do farmers ensure they are safely using pesticides?

6/13/2021

When farmers do have to apply pesticides, federal and state law require that they follow the pesticide label instructions.

Keeping crops healthy

6/7/2021

How Iowa farmers focus on plant health year-round

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