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Iowa Farmland Values, and the Corn Belt Economy – ‘At a Crossroads’

Iowa Farmland Values, and the Corn Belt Economy – ‘At a Crossroads’

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Dec 13, 2017

The 2017 Iowa State University Land Value Survey was released on Tuesday, and showed that farmland values climbed 2% this year.  The survey was conducted in November by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University and

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Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

👤By DTN Staff 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Winter wheat conditions fell slightly from the previous week, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report released on Monday. USDA estimated that 54% of the winter wheat crop was rated good to excellent, down 1 percentage point from 55% the

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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Nov 14, 2017

An update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (“The worst they’ve ever seen,” by Ashwini Sankar) explored some of the lingering impacts of this summer’s severe drought in Montana and the Dakotas. The article noted that, “Recent

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Moving Grain: How Do Unscheduled Lock Outages Affect Barge Traffic?

Moving Grain: How Do Unscheduled Lock Outages Affect Barge Traffic?

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 9, 2017

Study Examines Impact of Unscheduled Lock Outages on Barge Traffic The National Waterways Foundation and U.S. Maritime Administration released its study, “The Impacts of Unscheduled Lock Outages,” which shows the economic impact of unscheduled lock outages at four locations along

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Grain Markets: Should We Be Surprised By Average 2017 Corn, Soybean Yields?

Grain Markets: Should We Be Surprised By Average 2017 Corn, Soybean Yields?

👤By Scott Irwin, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Nov 2, 2017

In the Crop Production report released on October 10, 2017 the USDA estimated the U.S. average yield of corn to be 171.8 bushels per acre and the average yield of soybeans to be 49.5 bushels per acre. The October yield estimates confirmed

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Upper Midwest Drought: Mixed Conditions Affected Crop Yield and Quality – DTN

Upper Midwest Drought: Mixed Conditions Affected Crop Yield and Quality – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Oct 31, 2017

North and South Dakota and parts of northwestern Minnesota suffered severe drought conditions this past summer — some areas more extreme than others — during critical growth stages for corn, soybeans and sunflowers. I talked to growers in different parts

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South Dakota: Oglala Lakota County, Indian Reservation Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

South Dakota: Oglala Lakota County, Indian Reservation Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 31, 2017

USDA has issued two primary natural disaster area notices for South Dakota. The first is: Oglala Lakota County in South Dakota has been designated a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Farmers

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Dicamba Soybean Injury Report: 3.6 Million Acres Affected in 2017

Dicamba Soybean Injury Report: 3.6 Million Acres Affected in 2017

👤From Integrated Pest Management, University of Missouri 🕔Oct 31, 2017

Throughout the summer we have attempted to provide updates as to the extent of dicamba-injured soybean throughout the United States, either in the form of official dicamba-related cases that are currently under investigation by the state Departments of Agriculture, or

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Soybean Market: Chinese Traders Visit Midwest Checking Yields and Quality – DTN

Soybean Market: Chinese Traders Visit Midwest Checking Yields and Quality – DTN

👤By Lin Tan, DTN China Correspondent 🕔Oct 25, 2017

A team of Chinese traders representing eight large soybean importing companies, include state-owned COFCO (China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corporation), Jiusan Group and privately-owned Hopefull Grain and Oil Group, visited soybean fields in the U.S. western Midwest recently. They

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Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Harvest Slip Further Behind – DTN

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Harvest Slip Further Behind – DTN

👤By DTN Staff 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Corn and soybean harvest continued to slip further behind the average pace during the week ended Oct. 8, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report issued Tuesday. The report was delayed from its normal Monday release due to the Columbus

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