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Online crop marketing course

11/12/2018

Program is designed to help farmers build crop marketing skills at their own pace.

Marketing Insights 11/14/2018

11/12/2018

The Common Crop Insurance Policy uses futures prices in the spring and fall to make calculations.

Mountains of Chinese corn

11/12/2018

At the start of last week, Reuters reported the “official” Chinese think tank, China National Grain and Oils Information Center, had made significant upward revisions in the production and supply of corn in China. The new data is said to have come from last year’s agricultural cens

Corn strategy 11/14/2018

11/12/2018

Suddenly, China became a variable in the corn trade, but primarily an emotional one, not a fundamental one.

Soybean strategy 11/14/2018

11/12/2018

There’s continued talk about the trade impasse between the United States and China, but it tends to be more positive than negative.

Cash Strategist Sales Recommendations 11/14/2018

11/12/2018

Prices are new crop or nearby futures

Century of learning continues at annual meeting

11/12/2018

Members will learn from community development experts, U.S. trade officials and leading meat retailers at IFBF centennial annual meeting in December.

Leaders signal hope on Farm Bill

11/12/2018

Post-election comments by leaders in both chambers of Congress, including presumed incoming House Ag Committee Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), are providing hope that a new farm bill will be in place by the end of 2018, Andrew Walmsley, AFBF director of congressional relations, said last week.

Iowa Farm Bureau celebrates being 'A Century Strong' at the 2018 100th Annual Meeting

11/9/2018

The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF), Iowa’s largest grassroots general farm organization, will celebrate a century of success December 3-5 in Des Moines during the 100th IFBF Annual Meeting.

Celebrating 100 years of Farm Bureau

11/5/2018

A special event on Dec. 3 will culminate IFBF's year-long centennial celebration.

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