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Harvesting your soybean MFP payment

9/18/2018

The lion’s share of payments under the new Market Facilitation Program are going to pork and soybean producers.

Mental Health a Priority during National Farm Safety & Health Week – Sept. 16-22

9/18/2018

This year, National Farm Safety & Health week will include a focus on mental health. The mental health of farmers is just as important as the more commonly known hazards, like tractor rollovers, PTO shaft entanglements and grain entrapments.

Making their points in D.C.

9/17/2018

Ag Leaders urge lawmakers to pass new farm bill, find solutions to trade concerns.

Land prices lower

9/17/2018

Iowa farmland values decline slightly on continued low crop prices and growing concerns about trade.

USDA finds big crop is getting bigger

9/17/2018

Iowa forecast to set record corn and soybean averages, despite uneven weather.

Iowa program offers crop insurance discounts for cover crop planting

9/17/2018

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is encouraging farmers to take advantage of a program that provides a $5 per acre reduction on crop insurance premiums for planting cover crops.

Iowa's premier weekly crop reports 9/19/2018

9/17/2018

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

Balance soil acidity to unlock nutrients

9/17/2018

Soil pH can have a big impact on nutrient availability, affecting both applied fertilizer and resident soil fertility.

Governor issues harvest weight limit exemption

9/17/2018

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation last week granting a temporary 60-day weight limit exemption for oversize and overweight loads of grain and other farm commodities.

Claiming trade aid payments

9/17/2018

Keeping good records at harvest will facilitate the process for receiving payments to boost your cash flow.

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