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Measuring financial stress on Iowa farms

9/19/2017

Examining your farm’s financial health and taking corrective steps can involve some tough choices, but the sooner you do it the greater your chances are of success.

Bayer Delays Monsanto Acquisition

9/19/2017

Bayer officials no longer expect their planned $66 billion acquisition of Monsanto to close at the end of 2017, saying instead it should close early 2018, according to Dow Jones.

What is Making Dicamba Move?

9/19/2017

Right now there are more questions than answers when it comes to dicamba damage. Among the biggest questions is what role do drift, volatility and temperature inversions play.

Gov. Reynolds signs overweight loads proclamation

9/19/2017

Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation Monday allowing the transportation of overweight loads of corn, soybeans, haw, straw, silage and stover. The proclamation will expire November 17.

New grain bid comparison tool

9/19/2017

ISU Extension and Outreach has developed an easy way to compare various cash grain bids while reflecting your transportation costs.

IFBF Ag Leaders urge more cooperation on key ag issues

9/18/2017

As tough conditions continue to plague the farm economy, Congress can help by breaking through partisan barriers on key issues like tax reform, trade and the farm bill

Crop report surprise reduces chance for crop price rally

9/18/2017

The U.S. Department of Agri­culture (USDA) raised production estimates for corn and soybeans in its September crop production report last week

Iowa's premier weekly crop reports 09/20/2017

9/18/2017

Iowa's premier weekly crop reports as seen in the Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman.

Keep weed management in mind, even as harvest begins

9/18/2017

Depending on your geography, harvest is just beginning or in full swing. Most of us are probably hyper-focused on getting the crop out while stealing as many glances as possible at the yield monitor,

Variability expected in corn yields

9/18/2017

Stressful conditions have taken the top end off yield potential and caused a great deal of variability in Iowa corn fields this year

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