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Making CFAP Applications for Grain Farms

5/29/2020

The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) will provide payments to producers of agricultural commodities suffering losses due to the Coronavirus and COVID-19 control measures. Today’s farmdoc daily focuses on the application process for grain farms.

Farm emergency preparedness

5/29/2020

...a good emergency preparedness plan starts by creating a map of your farm site and labeling it, so first responders have an idea of what’s where.

Farm Stress Management with Personalities in Mind Webinar

5/28/2020

Stress is a natural part of living and the way in which people respond varies widely depending upon the personalities involved.

Webinar Friday: The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program: Preparing to Apply

5/27/2020

This one-hour webinar, Friday, May 29, 11 am) offered at no charge, will walk producers through the details and definitions key to this program, and help equip them for the application process. The presenters will also answer common questions.

Updated Perspectives on the Pandemic and Policy Responses

5/26/2020

Recorded Webinar: Gary Schnitkey, Nick Paulson and Jonathan Coppess from the farmdoc team provide updates on the most recent issues in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, including the state-of-play on various policies for assistance in response.

5 Steps to Complete After Spring Planting

5/26/2020

Now that you’ve put your spring crops in the ground, it’s time to think about next steps on your farm. Your USDA team understands that the real work continues after planting. Before you get too busy, here are five things to keep in mind after planting.

Pandemic brings farmers new set of problems

5/26/2020

Legal Issues: Resources are available to help farmers deal with legal issues raised in the era of COVID-19.

USDA outlines coronavirus assistance plan

5/26/2020

The department plans to speed payments from the $16 billion relief package to help struggling farmers.

IFBF webinars designed to help farmers navigate today's difficult markets

5/26/2020

Iowa Farm Bureau is offering two webinars and a recorded presentation to help farmers during the difficult situations caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Marketing insights

5/26/2020

This week, the graph gives a look at the structure of the 2020 corn market, which is very different than soybeans.

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