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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.

Dairy Producers Can Enroll for 2018 Coverage, Secretary Allows Producers to Opt Out

9/19/2017

Dairy producers can enroll for 2018 coverage in the Margin Protection Program (MPP-Dairy). Secretary Sonny Perdue has utilized additional flexibility this year by providing dairy producers the option of opting out of the program for 2018.

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

Time is running out for  congressional action

9/18/2017

At the start of each year, the calendar seems to hold limitless possibilities.

Former U.S. agriculture  secretaries to headline  Iowa Hunger Summit

9/18/2017

The Iowa Hunger Summit next month will feature a discussion among the five most recent U.S. secretaries of agriculture on food security issues.

ISU feed milling research facility gathers funding

9/18/2017

Agribusinesses and farmers are stepping up to fund a new Iowa State University (ISU) educational and research facility for feed milling and grain science.

Gleanings from the USDA September crop report

9/18/2017

Because of the detail that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides in its September crop report, the potential for the crops in any given year gains some clarity.

Cash Strategist Positions - Sept. 20, 2017

9/18/2017

Cash Strategist Positions - Sept. 20, 2017

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