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Iowa Farmland Values Dip for Second Year in a Row

Iowa Farmland Values Dip for Second Year in a Row

Farmland values in Iowa have dipped for the second year in a row according to the U.S.D.A. The U-S-D-A’s National Agricultural Statistics Services estimates the average price for Iowa “cropland” is now eight-thousand dollars ($8000) an acre. That’s a nearly two-and-a-half percent decline from 2015. Experts say the drop is fueled by low commodity prices.

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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – August 8

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey today commented on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service.  The report is released weekly from April through October.   “We continue to see crops in good condition across the state, with 83 percent of corn and 82 percent

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Iowa Crops and Weather Report – August 1

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “In general, crops remain in very good condition with both 83 percent of corn and soybeans rated in good or

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Extreme Heat Didn’t Hurt Iowa Crops

Cooler, more seasonable weather is in Iowa’s forecast this week as last week’s extreme high temperatures in the upper 90s are giving way to the 80s and even the upper 70s. Iowa’s crops appear to have weathered the triple-digit heat indices well, according to Brad Rippey, a meteorologist with the U-S-D-A. “It looks like the

ICGA Members Discuss Key Ag Issues in Washington, DC

WASHINGTON, D.C.- July 21, 2016 – Iowa Corn members as well as directors of the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA) convened in a particularly quiet Washington, D.C. this past week as part of the National Corn Congress. This was due to Congress being on recess and the Republican National Convention – many of the Iowa

Iowa Crops and Weather Report – July 25

DES MOINES – Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey commented Monday on the Iowa Crops and Weather report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistical Service. The report is released weekly from April through October. “The high temperatures and humidity were balanced with rain in most of Iowa, and the crop has responded well with

ISU Extension Explores Weed Resistance to Herbicides

Farmers have noticed that the herbicides they have been using for their crops have not been as effective as was the case in years past. The reason, is because many of the targeted weeds found in fields have been able to build up resistance to those herbicides. Iowa State University Extension crops specialist Joel DeJong

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