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Cropland Value Rankings In the Midwest and U.S.

8/18/2017

Iowa has the 5th highest cropland value in the United States, at $8,100/acre, in the Midwest Iowa has the 1st highest average land value.

The Luellen Heritage Farm is always looking forward

8/14/2017

There’s no doubt that the Luellen family farm has changed in the 150 plus years since William Luellen bought 80 acres in section 5 of the Sugar Grove township in Dallas County from the government in 1865.

EPA leader pledges to rescind and replace WOTUS rule

8/14/2017

The new administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) last week pledged to work with states, farmers and other stakeholders to rescind the current version of the Waters of the United States

Iowa farmland values show slight uptick

8/14/2017

A quarterly survey of agricultural bankers by the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank shows a continued trend of stable to slightly higher farmland prices in Iowa and some neighboring states.

Partnership to provide business mentoring to young farmers

8/14/2017

At a ceremony during the Iowa Ag Summt, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signed a Memorandum of Understanding with officials from SCORE

DuPont buys ag data firm, sets date for Dow merger

8/14/2017

DuPont announced last week it had acquired Granular Inc., a leading provider of software and analytics tools that help farms improve efficiency, profitability and sustainability.

Dry conditions grip parts of Iowa, farmers see yield losses

8/7/2017

Crops withered under searing heat and very little rainfall during July in south-central, southeast and northwest Iowa, farmers and agronomists said last week.

Iowa cash rental rates stabilizing after four years of declines

8/7/2017

Iowa farmland cash rental rates, which have declined in each of the past four years, are likely to show more stability in 2018.

“Winning the Game” crop marketing seminars set to begin in late August

8/7/2017

Crop margins are tight and may continue to be for some time.

Fairfield plastics manufacturer receives Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur award

8/7/2017

Agri-Industrial Plastics of in Fairfield last week was presented Iowa Farm Bureau’s Renew Rural Iowa (RRIA) Entrepreneur Award in recognition as a major regional employer and investor.

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