Heavy Rain Continues Falling on Upper Midwest Harvest – DTN

🕔Sep 21, 2018Forecasts for heavy rain in the Upper Midwest for the final days of the official 2018 summer season have been verified — and the result is not favorable for harvest.  […]

Tariff Farm Aid: Iowa Soybeans – Strategies for $550Mln in Payments

🕔Sep 20, 2018The lion’s share of payments under the new Market Facilitation Program (MFP) are going to pork and soybean producers. Given the most recent USDA production estimates, Iowa producers stand to […]

Waters of the U.S. Rule: 28 States Not Under EPA’s WOTUS Jurisdiction – DTN

🕔Sep 19, 2018Add Iowa to the list of now 28 states not under the jurisdiction of the 2015 waters of the United States rule thanks to a ruling by the U.S. District […]

Midwest Harvest: Wet Conditions Threaten Harvest Progress, Crop Quality – DTN

🕔Sep 17, 2018It’s the northern Midwest’s turn in the spotlight for potential harvest delays from heavy rainfall. Moderate to heavy rain is forecast during most of Monday through Saturday, September 17-22, with […]

Farmland Values Decline in Illinois, Iowa; Up in Northern Midwest

🕔Sep 17, 2018Today’s update looks at a variety of information sources that highlight recent developments relating to farmland values, with particular focus on Illinois, Iowa and the States in the Minneapolis Federal Reserve […]

Iowa: Soybean Gall Midge Showing Up in 18 Counties – DTN

🕔Sep 12, 2018Soybeans farmers in southwestern Iowa are engaged in a frustrating battle with a new pest called soybean gall midge. Last week concerned growers gathered at the Iowa State University (ISU) […]

Iowa Corn: Tar Spot Samples Needed for Research

🕔Sep 12, 2018The University of Illinois, Urbana, is seeking assistance from its friendly neighbor to the west, the corn-state of Iowa, in locating samples of tar spot in corn. This is part […]

Weed Management: Reducing Seed Movement During Harvest

🕔Sep 10, 2018Harvest is just around the corner for many Iowa farmers and now is a good time to consider options to reduce movement of weed seed between fields with harvest equipment.

Immigrant Workers Fill the Need When Farm Labor is Scarce – DTN

🕔Sep 7, 2018A cool, late-spring day found Enrique Ceja and Omar Orosco handling one of the many chores on HF Farms, near Ogden, Iowa. They cruised fields with an old tractor and […]

Farm Trade Aid: Signup Starts – 5 States Expected to Get 45% Share – DTN

🕔Sep 5, 2018Farmers officially can start applying Tuesday for the Trump administration’s trade-aid package at their local Farm Service Agency offices.   As rolled out last week by USDA, farmers can expect to […]

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