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U.S. Commodity Exports to Mexico Since the Inauguration of President Trump

6/28/2017

To more fully understand what has been occurring in the international markets of the world we look to the most recent published data.

FSA Deadlines

6/27/2017

The crop reporting deadline for all spring seeded crops in Iowa is July 15, 2017. ARC/PLC Signup County Committee Nominations

Sign up to be Counted for the Census of Agriculture by June 30

6/27/2017

For new and beginning farmers – who may have not filled out a Census of Agriculture before – this is your first opportunity to be counted and make your voices heard.

President Trump highlights the potential of ag technology

6/22/2017

Ag technology, including aerial crop scouting, data analysis and prescription fertilizer mapping software applications, took center stage this week as Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) President Craig Hill and other ag leaders hosted President Trump at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids to discuss the importance of high tech for the future of agriculture.

Farm Bureau working to identify health insurance solutions and options for members

6/19/2017

Farm Bureau has received many questions from members about the future of individual health care insurance following recent announcements by Wellmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and other carriers that they would not sell or renew individual or family plans after Jan. 1, 2018, that are compliant with the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Cash Strategist Positions - June 21, 2017

6/19/2017

Cash Strategist Positions - June 21, 2017

Corn Strategy - June 21, 2017

6/19/2017

Corn Strategy - June 21, 2017

Soybean Strategy - June 21, 2017

6/19/2017

Soybean Strategy - June 21, 2017

Enrollment in Margin Protection Program slips in 2017

6/19/2017

Milk production covered in the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP) and buy-up enrollment in 2017 are at the lowest level since the program was introduced

Tax Expense Trends on Midwest Farms

6/16/2017

Historically, looking at the macro view of real estate & non-real estate tax expenses for agriculture within selected Midwest states there are steady increases.

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