RSSCrop News: Iowa Farmer Today
AMES, Iowa — Sometimes combating hunger means more than keeping people from starving.
Corn forecasted production is up in all nine Iowa districts from 2015 and yields are forecasted to be higher in seven districts, according to the latest estimates from the USDA NASS released Oct. 12.
Brazilian regulators paved the way Oct. 6 for imports of U.S. corn following a short crop, according to industry sources.
WAUKON, Iowa — Earl Canfield sees oats as a way to diversify his Dunkerton farm.
BENTON, Ill. — It has been a discouraging year for Southern Illinois farmer Kelly Robertson dealing with all the rain on his Franklin County farm.
The checks have arrived for farmers participating in the federal government’s 2015 ARC-CO (Agriculture Risk Coverage - County) program. The yield numbers that determine those payments were released by the USDA Oct. 14, allowing analysts to start taking a look at the payment levels across the state.
Rising export demand for corn could ease pressure on prices later in the marketing year, said Dan O’Brien, an ag economist at Kansas State University.
MINEOLA, Iowa — Kirby Roenfeld and his nephew Troy Teegarden were just getting started with harvest Oct. 3.
DUNKERTON, Iowa — In Blackhawk County Oct. 5, Jim Fettkether was making progress on soybean harvest but hoped for sunny skies after a very soggy year in Northeast Iowa.
ATKINS, Iowa — In Benton County, Carl Gerhold got an early start on his corn harvest Sept. 29 so he could plant a cover crop yet this fall, after giving his cows a chance to clean up any grain left in the field.