RSSCrop News: Iowa Farmer Today

Wind turbines may benefit crops

AMES, Iowa — A multi-year study led by an Iowa State University scientist suggests the turbines commonly used in the state to capture wind energy may have a positive effect on crops.

January 12, 2017 7:15 am(0)
Iowa State soybean trials confirm SCN resistance problems

Iowa State soybean trials confirm SCN resistance problems

Beneath the soil in soybean fields across the Midwest, researchers are monitoring a microscopic yield-robbing pest that is slowly but surely becoming resistant to the most common form of defense for soybean farmers.

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Markets offer prospects for a spring rally

Corn and soybean markets could be heading for a spring rally again this year that offers an old-crop pricing opportunity for farmers.

January 11, 2017 8:26 am(0)

Research aims to make ethanol production more efficient

URBANA, Ill. — New research at the Integrated Bioprocessing Research Laboratory (IBRL) on the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign campus could change ethanol production by lowering operating costs and simplifying the dry grind process.

January 07, 2017 10:00 am(0)

Competition demands transportation investment

In the aftermath of another historic soybean harvest, United Soybean Board farmers say increased production requires a corresponding increase in transportation capacity.

January 06, 2017 4:00 pm(0)
Economist sees rebound in grain prices

Economist sees rebound in grain prices

MT. VERNON, Ill. — Poor weather is usually bad for farmers — unless it occurs somewhere else.

January 05, 2017 7:40 am(0)
CRP change could help new farmers

CRP change could help new farmers

CARLISLE, Iowa — Beginning farmers will see increased opportunities to buy or rent farmland through a change in Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) rules announced last week.

January 05, 2017 5:40 am(0)

Analyst reflects on year of big yields, low prices

With 2016 over and 2017 just beginning, now might be a good time to take a look at just where the markets stand.

January 04, 2017 8:19 am(0)
China’s new corn policy mirrors U.S. program

China’s new corn policy mirrors U.S. program

Editor’s note: The following was written by Qianrong Wu, Iowa State University graduate student, and Wendong Zhang, ISU Extension economist, for the December 2016 Ag Decision Maker newsletter.

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