RSSCrop News: Iowa Farmer Today
DES MOINES — As the number of Iowa farmers using cover crops continues to grow, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey shared a number of spring management tips for farmers new to growing cover crops.
SWISHER, Iowa — DriftWatch, a new online mapping tool for sensitive crops, allows herbicide or insecticide applicators to see where bees and specialty crops are being raised in their neighborhood.
After a muted market reaction last week from USDA’s estimates for greater South American corn and soybean production, forecasts for continued wet weather in the U.S. Midwest and mid-South are being closely watched.
DUNKERTON, Iowa — Adding acres of soybeans, hay or oats on a farm can affect management decisions throughout the year and in years to come.
With lower U.S. corn acres this spring, continued strong corn demand should reduce ending stocks and lift prices out of their recent ranges, according to Stewart-Peterson Senior Market Advisor Naomi Blohm.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Alejandro Plastina, Iowa State University ag economist, and Ann Johanns, Extension program specialist in economics, for the ISU Ag Decision Maker website.