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Iowa farmers who plant cover crops this fall may be eligible for a $5-per-acre premium reduction on their crop insurance in 2018, under a pilot program announced last week by the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS).
With crop marketing plans and tools taking on increased importance, Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) and Iowa State University Extension are offering “Winning the Game” crop marketing education workshops to Iowa farmers.
Crop margins are tight and may continue for some time. Since crop marketing plans and tools take on increased importance in these times, Iowa Farm Bureau and ISU Extension are cooperating to bring the successful “Winning the Game” crop marketing education workshops to Iowa. Workshops are scheduled within the next 30 days.
Farmers and ranchers are pushing for an early start to farm bill negotiations and Dr. Bob Young, AFBF’s chief economist, explained in Tuesday’s Newsline (November 15, 2016) that discussions have already started at the grassroots level
New IDALS-Funded Program Aims to Incentivize Expanded Use of Cover Crops to Improve Water Quality
China’s plans to increase the ethanol gasoline blending rate to 10 percent nationally by 2020.
A new Iowa pilot program aimed at increasing the acres of cover crops and protecting water quality has been announced by the Iowa Department of Agriculture & Land Stewardship. Through the Iowa pilot program, farmers who plant cover crops this fall may be eligible for a $5 per acre premium reduction on their crop insurance in 2018. Learn more in this story.
Stored corn and soybeans need to be cooled down for safekeeping.