Better Corn Basis In Parts Of Midwest Reflects Reduced Production – DTN Nov 5, 2020

🕔Nov 5, 2020
Back in the height of summer, here’s what a central-Iowa grain elevator was bidding for new-crop corn: On Aug. 7, 2020: 40 cents under the December 2020 futures contract. Ultimately, […]

Iowa: Iowa County Designated Natural Disaster Area to Derecho Nov 5, 2020

🕔Nov 5, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Iowa County, Iowa, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses caused by a derecho that occurred on August 10, 2020, may be […]

Iowa: Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome and the 2020 Derecho Oct 26, 2020

🕔Oct 26, 2020
The 2020 derecho left large amounts of downed corn as it swept across Iowa. Farmers faced the challenge of determining the best way to deal with this corn, which in […]

Iowa: Protect Yourself from Grain Dust – Video Oct 23, 2020

🕔Oct 23, 2020
Farmers should always be mindful of the respiratory hazards and associated health concerns with exposure to dusts and molds during grain harvest and handling. This becomes especially important in a […]

Corn, Soybeans: Smaller Supply Forecast, as Derecho Harvest Impact Grows Oct 13, 2020

🕔Oct 13, 2020
Reuters writer Mark Weinraub reported late last week that, “U.S. corn and soybean supplies will be smaller than previously forecast, as adverse weather reduced the acreage that farmers will harvest, […]

Ag Economy: Pandemic, Drought, and Derecho – How Are We Doing? Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
In an update late last month at the USDA blog, Robert Johansson, the Department’s Chief Economist, highlighted how the COVID-19 pandemic was adversely impacting the American farm economy. Dr. Johansson stated […]

Iowa: Derecho Damage Adds Extra Challenges, Disappointment to Harvest – DTN Sep 29, 2020

🕔Sep 29, 2020
The Ihle family have been playing an unnerving game of hide-and-seek this harvest. Tin, wood 2x4s with nails, mailboxes, a traffic cone and what seemed like half the town of […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Did Derecho Damage Affect USDA Reports? – DTN Sep 17, 2020

🕔Sep 17, 2020
One of the biggest wild cards in Friday’s USDA reports was their handling of the derecho damage incurred in August. Wind speeds were above 100 mph in some areas and […]

Some Ag Aid Relief in Iowa – DTN Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue used the trip to Iowa to declare 18 counties in the state as disaster areas for agriculture, allowing farmers hit by the derecho on Aug. 10 […]

Iowa: Management of Volunteer Corn in Fields Affected from Derecho Sep 4, 2020

🕔Sep 4, 2020
Downed corn from the August 10 Derecho, which affected millions of acres in Iowa, will contribute to significant volunteer corn populations in crop fields in 2021. Volunteer corn ranging from […]

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