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Iowa delegation rallies for strong crop insurance program at AFBF

1/16/2017

Iowa Farm Bureau delegates at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual policy-drafting session last week in Phoenix successfully worked on policies to emphasize the importance of a strong crop insurance program in the new farm bill, to maintain support for strong conservation programs and to protect livestock farmers hit by catastrophic disease outbreaks.

Farm Bureau, ag groups prepared for farm bill work

1/16/2017

As Congress prepares to write a new farm bill, the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) is working with other ag groups, farm lenders, equipment makers and others involved in agriculture

Cash Strategist Positons

1/16/2017

Cash Strategist Positions

Corn Strategy - Jan. 18, 2017

1/16/2017

Corn Strategy - Jan. 18, 2017

AFBF Economic Team Gives Strategic View of Agricultural Sector

1/16/2017

While farm income is down across the board, today’s farm economy is noticeably different than it was in the 1980s, according to Dr. Bob Young, chief economist at AFBF.

Iowa Farm Bureau delegates successfully advocate for policy to benefit Iowans at 98th American Farm Bureau annual convention

1/13/2017

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) voting delegates successfully worked to secure several important IFBF state policies that will guide national policy this week at the 98th AFBF Annual Convention in Phoenix.

Iowa FSA Newsletter

1/10/2017

Newsletter with Farm Service Agency news.

FSA Now Offers Text Message Alerts

1/10/2017

Keep up with USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) News Receive text message alerts from FSA while on-the-go, in the field, on the tractor or even on horseback.

Agricultural Credit Market Update

1/9/2017

The continued "margin squeeze" faced by crop producers across the Midwest has led to a drastic reduction in working capital buffers.

Options for Marketing Corn Now

1/9/2017

Farmers across the country are swimming in old-crop corn. Carryover is weighing on the market, and many top operators find themselves in need of a marketing strategy for stored grain—and soon.

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