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Aug 09, 2016

Leaders and farmers discuss ag issues at Farmfest

Farmers gathered to hear the latest on what is happening in the state and national legislatures....More
Aug 01, 2016

Land values declining in many areas

What does the future hold for land values? It all depends on crop prices, yields and the livestock markets....More
Jul 25, 2016

Two congressional candidate forums at IDEAg Farmfest

IDEAg Farmfest to host ag water quality and farm financial strategies forums as well as two congressional forums....More
Jul 18, 2016

Grain prices fall sharply after USDA releases Grain Supply and Demand report

The USDA Grain Supply and Demand Report predicts good yields for the 2016 harvest in both the corn and soybean fields. This news sent prices falling....More
Jul 11, 2016

Crop conditions are a mix across the United States

When it comes to crop production, most long-term farm operators are often heard saying that “no two years are the same”. That statement....More
Jul 05, 2016

Latest acreage report shows increase in corn, soybeans

The June USDA Acreage Report is always highly anticipated, because it becomes the first hard data after the March USDA Plantings Intentions Report to....More
Jun 28, 2016

2015 ARC-CO payment estimates decline

Farmers who had 2015 corn and soybean yields higher than benchmark, but were still scheduled to receive an ARC-CO payment, will likely see reduced....More
Jun 21, 2016

Farmers facing replant decisions

Crop producers in the Upper Midwest who are facing either prevented planting or crop replant situations should contact their crop insurance agent for....More
Jun 14, 2016

Latest USDA WASDE supports higher grain prices

The June report lowered the 2015-16 corn ending stocks by 95 million bushels, and the 2015-16 soybean ending stocks by 30 million bushels, as....More
Jun 07, 2016

Crop conditions mixed across corn-, soybean-producing areas

The spring of 2016 has been a battle for some Upper Midwest crop producers as they have tried to get corn and soybeans planted on a timely basis....More
May 31, 2016

Land values decline, continuing correction

Based on recent data, there appears to be evidence that a reduction in average land values has been occurring in some regions of the U.S., including....More
May 23, 2016

Challenges emerging with corn and soybeans

After the encouraging start to the growing season in April, there have been several crop challenges across the region, including delayed planting,....More
May 16, 2016

WASDE report moves soybean prices higher

. The May report showed slightly lower corn ending stocks for 2015-16, and significantly lower soybean ending stocks, as compared to the April Report....More
May 10, 2016

2016 CRP was most selective in history

Nationwide, there were more than 26,000 offers to enroll over 1.8 million acres under the General CRP enrollment period earlier this year. Only 411,....More
Apr 26, 2016

2016 Custom farming agreements: Rates advantages and agreement basics

Although the concept of a custom farming agreement is simple, close communication between the custom operator and the landowner is essential. A....More
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