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Ready for an interesting crop season

4/12/2021

We start our 2021 Spokesman crop reports this week, which for us is the surest sign of spring.

Iowa's premier weekly crop reports 4/14/21

4/12/2021

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

Dry soils may affect preemergence herbicide activity

4/12/2021

The potential for dry weather across the state this spring raises concerns about the impact of dry soils on preemergence herbicides.

USDA report projects more corn usage

4/12/2021

Report reflects higher expected ethanol use and exports, tightening corn supplies.

Marketing Insights

4/12/2021

On March 31, the USDA released its grain stocks estimates as of March 1 along with prospective 2021 planted acres.

Cash Strategist

4/12/2021

Spring brings change in focus

Iowa corn & soybean basis

4/12/2021

CORN: (basis vs. May futures, 04/07/21)

Growmark expands agronomy access

4/12/2021

Jay Matthews, based in New Hampton, consults with GROWMARK co-op members on a variety of conservation issues with a focus on profitability.

Iowa Farm Bureau hosts niche market webinar on high tunnel and produce production

4/7/2021

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is hosting a market niche webinar, “Introduction to High Tunnel and Produce Production,” on Tuesday, April 13, at 1 p.m.

USDA Reopens CFAP2 April 5: With 60 Days to Apply, Here’s Who’s Eligible

4/7/2021

A program that was announced under the Trump Administration is now open again for farmers. The second round of Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP 2) restarted April 5.

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