RSSCrop News: Iowa Farmer Today

Diplodia, other corn rots produce ugly ears

COLUMBIA — University of Missouri Extension agronomists are reporting diplodia and other corn ear rot diseases in parts of the state.

September 23, 2016 3:10 pm(0)

Weak crop prices lead to decline in producer outlook

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — After months of increases in producer sentiment toward the U.S. agricultural economy, the August reading of the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer showed declining commodity prices are weighing on the minds of producers.

September 23, 2016 9:00 am(0)
Bayer, Monsanto announce merger details

Bayer, Monsanto announce merger details

Bayer and Monsanto officials announced Sept. 14 a merger agreement had been reached between their boards, with Bayer acquiring Monsanto for $128 per share in an all-cash transaction.

September 22, 2016 6:00 am(0)
Conservation factors into river management

Conservation factors into river management

Farmers may not fare well if they stood before a hypothetical jury looking to place blame for the presence of chemicals in the Mississippi River Basin.

September 22, 2016 5:00 am(0)

Markets await confirmation of big yield estimates

All eyes are on the scales as harvest begins across the Corn Belt.

September 21, 2016 8:48 am(0)
ADM corn mill buys local, sells global

ADM corn mill buys local, sells global

DECATUR, Ill. — The largest wet corn mill in the world is operated by Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) in Decatur.

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Feed makes good use of ethanol coproduct

When processors use the starch in corn to produce ethanol, they turn about one-third of their processed corn volume into coproducts that contain protein, fat and fiber.

September 17, 2016 10:00 am(0)
Corn processing plants affect area farmers, Midwest communities

Corn processing plants affect area farmers, Midwest communities

MALTA BEND, Mo. — Along the U.S. Highway 65 corridor, two ethanol plants rise above the horizon of corn and soybean fields, Mid-Missouri Energy at Malta Bend and Show Me Ethanol about a mile east of Carrollton.

September 16, 2016 1:00 pm(0)

Brazil weather woes, weaker dollar bode well for U.S. farmers

HIGHLAND, Ill. — A weakened dollar, coupled with steady export demand, should keep crop prices steady, one market analyst believes.

September 15, 2016 4:46 pm(0)
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