Spring Wheat: Revenue Potential, Weather to Cut U.S. Acres

🕔Apr 4, 2019According to the March 29 USDA Prospective Plantings report, U.S. total spring-planted wheat area will fall to an estimated 14.2 million acres (5.75 million hectares), 7% below 2018/19, if realized. […]

Industrial Hemp was Popular Subject at American Farm Bureau Meeting – DTN

🕔Jan 17, 2019Hemp was a big deal at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who began advocating for industrial hemp while he was Kentucky’s agriculture secretary, […]

New Farm Bill Gives 11 States with Heirs Property Act a Boost – DTN

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🕔Jan 17, 2019Dying without a will or without properly structured farmland ownership can make life messy for heirs.  In many of those situations, the next generation owns the land as tenants-in-common, and […]

Opioid Use: Rural America Is Key Battlefront – DTN

🕔Dec 18, 2018Pandora’s box was an artifact from Greek mythology. In Greek poet Hesiod’s “Works and Days,” Pandora’s box was a large jar given to Pandora that contained all of the world’s […]

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 […]

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 […]

Midwest Spring Wheat: Decent Harvest – What About Ergot? – DTN

🕔Sep 12, 2018The drought-stricken spring wheat harvest of 2017 is now a distant memory, as farmers overall reported a decent harvest in 2018. But some did face roadblocks along the way.   Farmers […]

Family Farm: Law Equalizes Property Sale in Iowa, 10 Other States – DTN

🕔Sep 5, 2018No family wants to end up in court arguing over how inherited farmland will be divided. It’s even more discouraging when one owner wants to keep the land, but the […]

Wheat Market: Harvest Nearing Finish – Variable Yields, High Protein – DTN

🕔Aug 21, 2018As of Friday, Aug. 17, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) noted in their weekly harvest update that other than a few acres in Wyoming, the 2018 HRW harvest progress is now […]

EPA Wants Judgement in New York Waters of the U.S. Case – DTN

🕔Jul 5, 2018The EPA is expected to ask a federal judge in New York to rule in its favor on a lawsuit challenging the delay of the 2015 waters of the United […]

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