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USDA to reopen FSA offices for additional services during government shutdown

1/22/2019

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced that all Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices nationwide will soon reopen to provide additional administrative services to farmers and ranchers during the lapse in federal funding.

Utilizing Crop Progress Good and Excellent Condition Ratings for forecasting Iowa Corn and Soybeans Yield -- Part 1

1/22/2019

Iowa is ranked first in the United States for corn production and second in soybean production according to the USDA state ranking report published in May 2018. However, there are a lot of uncertainties inherent in assessments when using crop conditions to forecast the corn and soybean yield.

Seeking truth in meat labeling

1/21/2019

Iowa delegates successfully include language on meat labeling, crop insurance and other issues in American Farm Bureau Federation policy.

Iowa company takes AFBF innovation award

1/21/2019

Ames-based FarmlandFinder overtakes three other teams in live-pitch competition.

Iowa issues label for dicamba-specific training

1/21/2019

Required training sessions for farmers and applicators using over-the-top dicamba herbicides on soybeans start this week and run through March.

Bearish outlook for soybeans

1/21/2019

Continued soybean stockpiling will strain market, analyst warns.

Marketing Insights - January 23, 2019

1/21/2019

Marketing Insights - January 23, 2019

Chinese uncertainty high

1/21/2019

Does anyone really have a good idea about what the fundamental picture in China looks like?

Corn Strategy - January 23, 2019

1/21/2019

Corn Strategy - January 23, 2019

Soybean Strategy - January 23, 2019

1/21/2019

Soybean Strategy - January 23, 2019

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