RSSCrop News: Iowa Farmer Today

Dow-DuPont deal wins conditional antitrust approval from EU

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.

March 27, 2017 4:59 pm(0)
CRP changes to help new farmers, wildlife

CRP changes to help new farmers, wildlife

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.

March 25, 2017 2:00 pm(0)
Farmers increase soil health practices: Poll

Farmers increase soil health practices: Poll

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.

March 25, 2017 1:00 pm(0)
Ag teacher offers advice to lower risk

Ag teacher offers advice to lower risk

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.

March 24, 2017 5:00 pm(0)
Crop outlook shows potential for better returns

Crop outlook shows potential for better returns

Editor’s note: The following was written by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist, for the Iowa Farm Outlook March 2017 newsletter.

March 24, 2017 1:00 pm(0)
Tech, crop products vie for attention at Classic

Tech, crop products vie for attention at Classic

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.

March 24, 2017 10:41 am Photos

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Economist optimistic amid policy changes

Economist optimistic amid policy changes

RIVERSIDE, Iowa — Iowa State Extension Economist Chad Hart sees a brighter picture for agriculture in 2017 thanks to growth in international demand.

March 23, 2017 8:32 am(0)
Big bean yields last year could mean big disease pressure

Big bean yields last year could mean big disease pressure

Farmers who grew an excellent crop of soybeans in 2016 should be aware of heightened disease pressure in 2017.

March 23, 2017 8:20 am(0)

Upcoming reports could shift corn and bean markets

The March 31 USDA Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports could bring a shift in corn and soybean markets.

March 22, 2017 11:45 am(0)
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