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Fordyce reminds farmers the deadline to apply for CFAP2 is December 11th.

11/24/2020

The head of the USDA Farm Service Agency says they’re on pace to fulfill all payments through the 2nd round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program.

Pro Ag Outlook to examine markets and farm finances

11/23/2020

The annual Pro Ag Outlook and Management meetings will be held virtually this year due to COVID-19 concerns.

Opportunities to sell new crop abound

11/23/2020

Unusual surge in prices, especially for soybeans, gives farmers an opportunity to market their crops earlier than normal.

U.S. cattle herd continues to recover

11/23/2020

Iowa’s cattle inventory remains below 2019 levels but improves on last month.

Marketing Insights

11/23/2020

Early in the harvest period, corn basis in central Iowa was stronger than in recent history.

Cash Strategist

11/23/2020

Acreage debate begins for 2021

Concerns storing very dry crops and other crop conditions

11/21/2020

The 2020 Iowa crop season has been battered by unusual events with drought and derecho winds. No matter where your farm is in the state, crop quality is a concern. Especially as post-harvest decisions are made, it is vital to know and keep track of crop quality. The featured speaker is Dr. Charles Hurburgh, Professor in Charge of the Iowa Grain Quality Initiative (IGQI) at Iowa State University.

Weekly corn and soybean basis maps for members

11/20/2020

Iowa Farm Bureau provides weekly basis maps on the IFBF website that show the current corn and soybean basis and the change from week to week.

USDA Introduces Enhanced Coverage Option Crop Insurance Product

11/16/2020

he U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) today announced that a new Federal Crop Insurance product, the Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO), will be available for 31 spring-planted crops for the 2021 crop year and is expected to be available for additional crops starting in the 2022 crop year.

Report shows reduced grain stocks

11/16/2020

Tighter supplies of corn and soybean, along with strong demand, are supporting price rally.

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