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If I need it, farmers grow it. That’s what I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving

11/15/2018

I’m pretty sure it’s a sign that my husband and I are officially a boring married couple when we come home from the grocery store excited about the deal we found on apples.

Reynolds extends harvest weight proclamation for two more weeks

11/15/2018

Governor Kim Reynolds signed a proclamation to extend the transportation of overweight loads of grain across Iowa. The proclamation will expire on November 27, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.

Iowa cover crop seeding deadline extended — again

11/12/2018

Cereal rye cover crop seeding deadline is reset to Dec. 1 statewide, due to late corn and soybean harvest.

Technology provides weed-control options

11/12/2018

But using the new dicamba system comes with important responsibilities for farmers.

Corn rootworm resistance spreads

11/12/2018

Tests in northeast Iowa show the damaging pest has developed resistance to the Herculex trait, highlighting importance of stewardship.

Online crop marketing course

11/12/2018

Program is designed to help farmers build crop marketing skills at their own pace.

China tips world stocks

11/12/2018

Adjustments to China’s corn stocks leave analysts perplexed.

Marketing Insights 11/14/2018

11/12/2018

The Common Crop Insurance Policy uses futures prices in the spring and fall to make calculations.

Mountains of Chinese corn

11/12/2018

At the start of last week, Reuters reported the “official” Chinese think tank, China National Grain and Oils Information Center, had made significant upward revisions in the production and supply of corn in China. The new data is said to have come from last year’s agricultural cens

Corn strategy 11/14/2018

11/12/2018

Suddenly, China became a variable in the corn trade, but primarily an emotional one, not a fundamental one.

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