RSSCrop News: Iowa Farmer Today
As is often the case, the days leading up to the March 31 USDA Prospective Plantings Report were ones of speculation and waiting for the grain market.
Dow Chemical Co. and DuPont Co. won European Union approval for a $77 billion merger, overcoming regulators’ concerns with hefty concessions, including the sale of large parts of DuPont’s global pesticide business.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Wendong Zhang, Iowa State University Extension economist, and Adam Janke, Extension wildlife specialist, for the ISU Integrated Crop Management March 2017 newsletter.
Editor’s note: The following is an excerpt from the Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll, an annual survey of Iowa farmers by partners with Iowa State University Extension prepared by J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., Extension sociologist.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Every step Krista Lottinville has taken in her career — her education, working in the crop insurance industry and for a seed company — has prepared her to eventually farm.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist, for the Iowa Farm Outlook March 2017 newsletter.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas — From high tech to low tech, new farm equipment, parts, products and services gleamed under the bright lights at the 2017 Commodity Classic. This year, smaller but precise upgrades seemed to make as big a splash as any of the new tools on display.
RIVERSIDE, Iowa — Iowa State Extension Economist Chad Hart sees a brighter picture for agriculture in 2017 thanks to growth in international demand.
Farmers who grew an excellent crop of soybeans in 2016 should be aware of heightened disease pressure in 2017.
The March 31 USDA Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports could bring a shift in corn and soybean markets.