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USDA extends CFAP applications, Iowa lawmakers seek aid for custom feeders

3/1/2021

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has extended the deadline to apply for the latest round of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) at the urging by Farm Bureau and other ag groups.

Reading the signs on USDA market reports

3/1/2021

Chief economist says USDA is working to improve data collection for its supply and demand estimates, which provide insights for sound marketing decisions.

NASS completing surveys for 2021 planting intentions

3/1/2021

The Prospective Plantings re­­­port, which will be released March 31 from USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS),

Crop insurance, farm bill decisions due March 15

3/1/2021

Corn and soybean growers must make two key risk management decisions before March 15,

Soybean price climb likely to continue

3/1/2021

Commodity expert from CattleFax believes supply and demand forces will elevate soybean prices throughout this growing season.

Crop insurance guarantees rise

3/1/2021

Base prices for crop insurance the highest in seven years after strong February market.

Marketing Insights

3/1/2021

In addition to price strength, soybean basis strength also has been impressive since harvest.

Cash Strategist

3/1/2021

Future balance sheets questioned

Coronavirus Food Assistance Program: CFAP2 deadline of February 26 has been eliminated

2/26/2021

The deadline of February 26 has been eliminated and USDA’s Farm Service Agency will continue to accept applications during the evaluation period. Interested applicants will have at least an additional 30 days to sign up after any decision is announced.

Grain Bin Safety Week – February 21-27

2/23/2021

Grain Bin Safety Week is promoted to raise awareness about grain bin dangers and provide education and best practices to reduce the number of preventable injuries and deaths associated with grain handling and storage.

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