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Strong markets to cushion loss of farm payments

1/18/2021

USDA chief economist says gains not likely to offset reduction from last year's $46.5 billion in government payments.

A turnaround on regulations

1/18/2021

Biden administration likely to push for a reversal on Trump actions on climate and regulations.

Economic outlook filled with unknowns

1/18/2021

Economists from American Farm Bureau review opportunities and challenges to be aware of going into the 2021 growing season.

USDA lowers corn and soybean yields

1/18/2021

Crop prices jump on lower production estimate and continuing demand.

Cash Strategist

1/18/2021

U.S. stocks to tighten

Soybean market enters ‘rationing mode’

1/11/2021

An expert notes that soybean supplies could be tight throughout the year.

Cash strategist

1/11/2021

Market focus split between continents

Previewing Iowa Farm Bureau's 2021 legislative priorities and Economic Summit Webinar Series | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 64

1/11/2021

This episode features a preview of Iowa Farm Bureau’s 2021 state legislative priorities (with State Policy Advisor Matt Steinfeldt) and a preview of Iowa Farm Bureau’s upcoming Economic Summit Webinar Series (with Senior Economist Dr. Sam Funk).

Ag economy can expect a slow, uneven recovery

1/4/2021

With 2020 in the rearview, Jackson Takach, chief economist at Farmer Mac, believes the new year will bring with it new opportunities for farmers.

Iowa, U.S. hog herd down slightly

1/4/2021

Iowa numbers are virtually equal to 2019 levels, off only about 100,000 head.

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