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Iowa Feed Mills: Concentration/Distribution

10/19/2017

Although Iowa is known especially for corn and soybeans, we know that the volume of animal agriculture in Iowa drives demand for these oil seeds and grains.

Commodity price slump is stressing Iowa farmers’ finances

10/16/2017

Persistently low commodity prices during the past four years are causing deteriorations in the liquidly and solvency of Iowa farms

USDA surprises with October crop report

10/16/2017

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) crop production reports always seem to contain a surprise or two, and this month’s report was no different.

Cash Strategist Sales Recommendations Oct. 25, 2017

10/16/2017

Cash Strategist Sales Recommendations Oct. 25, 2017

Corn Strategy - Oct 25, 2017

10/16/2017

Corn Strategy - Oct 25, 2017

Soybean Strategy - Oct 25, 2017

10/16/2017

Soybean Strategy - Oct 25, 2017

Turkey for Thanksgiving, look no further than the Midwest

10/11/2017

Iowa has increased 29 percent (roughly 40,000 AUs) in the last decade going from 135,000 Turkey AUs in 2005, to 173,763 AUs in 2016.

Northey pledges to protect crop insurance, boost conservation

10/9/2017

Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey last week pledged to work to protect and strengthen crop insurance programs and to enhance voluntary conservation and water quality efforts during his confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee.

Wide range of ARC-County payments seen in Iowa

10/9/2017

The U.S. Department of Agri­culture (USDA) last week began issuing nearly $8 billion in safety net payments to farmers under the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs,

AFBF submits dairy revenue  policy to FCIC

10/9/2017

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) and American Farm Bureau Insurance Services (AFBIS), along with other collaborators, last week submitted the Dairy Revenue Protection 508(h) insurance policy to the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC).

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