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The Importance of Mental Health in the Agricultural Community

9/24/2020

American Farm Bureau president Zippy Duvall is helping farmers and ranchers take control of their mental health one conversation at a time.

Senator Joni Ernst shares updates on derecho and COVID-19 relief, the RFS, and other national ag issues | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 53

9/23/2020

This special episode features a one-on-one conversation with U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (on September 23, 2020), regarding derecho and COVID-19 relief, the RFS and other important national ag issues.

Legal advice for derecho damaged crops

9/23/2020

Legal Issues: Understand your crop insurance policy when seeking compensation for unharvestable fields.

Iowa Farm Income Tax Webinar 2020

9/23/2020

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) presented its annual Iowa Farm Income Tax webinar on Thursday, November 5 at 1:00 p.m. Farmers know that staying up to date on the latest tax changes and preparing farm income taxes can be a real challenge. This webinar is designed to help farmers overcome that challenge.

USDA announces second round of COVID payments

9/21/2020

Sign-ups open this week for the CFAP 2 program, which will provide up to $14 billion in aid to crop and livestock farmers.

Ag leaders goes virtual

9/21/2020

Leadership class highlights key farm issues in long-distance visit with members of Congress.

Farm bill  programs at risk without CCC funding

9/21/2020

Key farm bill commodity support and conservation program funding will be delayed without an immediate replenishment of the Commodity Cred­­­­it Corporation (CCC) in a continuing resolution to extend government funding, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) warned last week.

Marketing Insights 9/23/2020

9/21/2020

The tremendous rally of November new-crop soybean futures (recently above $10 per bushel) has resulted in the best selling opportunities this calendar year.

Soybean reserve set to shrink

9/21/2020

The September U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) supply and demand report contained few surprises for corn on the domestic side.

How to handle crops damaged by Iowa’s derecho and drought | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 52

9/21/2020

In this episode, Iowa State University grain quality expert Dr. Charles Hurburgh shares his advice for farmers who will be handling crops damaged by Iowa’s derecho storm and drought.

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