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Crop markets to remain volatile

5/17/2021

Despite prospects for increased acres, corn and soybean stocks remain extremely tight.

USDA begins key acreage survey

5/17/2021

Agency says farmer responses are essential to collecting accurate data on this year’s crop production potential

More meat expected in 2022

5/17/2021

Monthly WASDE report revises expected slaughter output in latest release.

Marketing Insights 5-19-21

5/17/2021

One of the unusual market factors this year is old crop basis.

Cash Strategist

5/17/2021

US grain stocks to remain tight

New first-in-the-nation service offers Iowa farm families free, ongoing counseling from experts | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 73

5/17/2021

In this episode, we introduce the Iowa Farm Family Wellness Alliance, a new first-in-the-nation service (created by Farm Foundation and Iowa State Extension) that provides Iowa’s farm families with free, ongoing wellness coaching and counseling, from experts. Shari Rogge-Fidler (President and CEO of Farm Foundation) joins us to discuss the alliance and how it is designed to serve the unique needs of farm families.

Attributes of successful grain farmers

5/13/2021

......it’s the producers who are running their operation with a business, financial, and marketing perspective.

It's OK to be bullish, but take stock of your finances

5/11/2021

Despite the rosy outlook for commodities prices lately, farmers still need to watch their finances, and assess their balance sheets to put them in good financial standing.

Marketing Insights 5-12-21

5/10/2021

Can anyone predict the future of crop prices?

Economy’s impact on commodities

5/10/2021

There are more signs of an improving economy that are supporting commodity values.

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