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DMWW lawsuit dismissed, conservation work continues

3/27/2017

Farm Bureau leaders were pleased that a federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Des Moines Water Works (DMWW) against drainage districts in Buena Vista, Calhoun and Sac counties and said last week that the court’s ruling will not diminish Iowa farmers’ commitment to improving water quality and saving soil.

Iowa farmland prices show slight gain

3/27/2017

Iowa farmland values climbed just under 1 percent during the past six months, ending a three-year slide that saw values plummet nearly 30 percent from their peak in 2013, according to a new survey released last week by the Iowa Realtors Land Institute.

Report shows slight rise in cattle inventories

3/27/2017

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on March 1.

Soybean Price & Ownership Costs Example

3/27/2017

Midway through the 2016 harvest, the soybean price at an elevator in central Iowa was $8.75.

Grain stocks reports often overlooked

3/27/2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) quarterly grain Stocks report is often overlooked because it is usually released at the same time as other reports the trade thinks are more important.

Cash Strategist Positions - Mar 29, 2017

3/27/2017

Cash Strategist Positions - Mar 29, 2017

Corn Strategy - Mar 29, 2017

3/27/2017

Corn Strategy - Mar 29, 2017

Soybean Strategy - Mar 29, 2017

3/27/2017

Soybean Strategy - Mar 29, 2017

Iowa Corn & Soybean Basis - Mar 29, 2017

3/27/2017

Iowa Corn & Soybean Basis - Mar 29, 2017

Cover Crops in Grazing and Row Crops Field Days Scheduled During March-May

3/24/2017

A series of spring field days focused on cover crop issues in grazing and row crop systems are scheduled for March 28-May 30. Learn about cover crop basics and how to maximize financial returns.

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