Recent Updates

December 2014

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Cost & Return:
Crop Planning Prices -- A1-10
2014 Farm Bill: Terms to Know -- A1-30
Livestock -- Outlook & Prices:
Livestock Planning Prices -- B1-10
Whole Farm -- Cost & Return:
Iowa Farm Costs and Returns – C1-10
Suggested Closing Inventory Prices -- C1-40
Whole Farm -- Other:
Techniques for Dealing with Difficult People -- C6-50

November 2014

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Cost & Return:
Organic Crop Production Enterprise Budgets -- A1-18
Organic Crop Production Enterprise Budgets: Organic Corn, Organic Soybeans, Organic Oats, Organic Alfalfa -- A1-18 (Decision Tools)
New Safety Net: PLC, ARC-CO, ARC-IC -- A1-32
New Safety Net: PLC, ARC-CO, ARC-IC -- A1-32 (Voiced Media)
2014 Farm Bill Analyzer: Data and Methods
-- A1-33
ISU Farm Bill Analyzer -- A1-33 (Decision Tool)

New Safety Net: SCO -- A1-44

Crops -- Markets:
Corn Drying and Shrink Comparison -- A2-32
Corn Drying and Shrink Comparison -- A2-32 (Decision Tool)
Livestock -- Outlook & Prices:
Deductible Livestock Costs for Adjusting Income Tax Returns -- B1-15
Margin Protection Program - Dairy -- B1-55 (Voiced Media)
Whole Farm -- Financial:
Managing Farm Family Finances -- C3-51
Whole Farm -- Other:
Managing Farm Business and Family Stress -- C6-51

October 2014

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Cost & Return:
Current Crop Insurance Policies -- A1-48
Crops -- Machinery:

Fieldwork Days in Iowa -- A3-25

Whole Farm -- Land Values:
Farmland Value Survey (Realtors Land Institute) -- C2-75
 

September 2014

August 2014

July 2014

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Outlook & Prices:
Season Average Price Calculator -- A2-15
Livestock -- Outlook & Prices:
Historic Hog and Lamb Prices -- B2-10
Historic Cattle Prices -- B2-12
Whole Farm -- Cost & Return:
Getting the New Employee Off to a Good Start on Day One -- C1-76
Employment Eligibility Verification - The Basics of Form I-9 Compliance -- C1-77
Whole Farm -- Leasing:
Improving Your Farm Lease Contract -- C2-01
Iowa Farmland Leasing Overview -- C2-20 (Voiced Media)
Crop-Share Leasing Provisions -- C2-30
Renewable Energy -- Outlook & Prices:
Monthly Profitability of Biodiesel Production – D1-15
Voiced Media:
2014-18 ARC PLC Decisions

ARC PLC Decisions: Update, Election and Enrollment

June 2014

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Cost & Return:
Estimating a Value for Corn Stover -- A1-70
Livestock -- Cost & Return:
Monthly Swine Feeding Returns-- B1-31
Monthly Cattle Feeding Returns -- B1-36
Whole Farm -- Cost & Return:
Put Job Descriptions to Work on Your Farm -- C1-74
Evaluation and Selection of Job Candidates -- C1-75
Whole Farm -- Leasing:
Hunting Rights Leases -- C2-45
Whole Farm -- Land Values:
Computing the Iowa Corn Suitability Rating for your Farm -- C2-87
Calculating a Weighted Average Corn Suitability Rating -- C2-87 (Decision Tool)
Computing the Iowa Corn Suitability Rating for your Farm -- C2-87 (Voiced Media)
Whole Farm -- Transition & Estate Planning:
Estate Planning Questionnaire -- C4-57
 
 
 

May 2014

AgDM New and Updated Files

Whole Farm -- Cost & Return:
Farm Employee Management: Do We Need an Employee Handbook? -- C1-72
Farm Employee Management: Assembly of Farm Job Descriptions -- C1-73
Whole Farm -- Leasing:
Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2014 Survey -- C2-10
Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate -- C2-20
Cash Rental Rate Estimation – C2-20 (Decision Tool)
Flexible Farm Lease Agreements -- C2-21
Flexible Lease Agreement Worksheet -- C2-21 (Decision Tool)
Whole Farm -- Legal & Taxes:
Income Tax Aspects of Property Transfers -- C4-20
 
 

April 2014

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Cost & Return:
Corn and Soybean Loan Rates -- A1-34
Conservation Practices for Landlords -- A1-41
Whole Farm -- Cost & Return:
Get the Right Start in Hiring Employees -- C1-70
The Job Interview, and What Questions Can I Ask? -- C1-71
Whole Farm -- Leasing:
Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2014 Survey -- C2-10
Whole Farm -- Land Values:
Historic Farmland Values -- C2-72
Farmland Value Survey (Realtors Land Institute) -- C2-75
Whole Farm -- Financial:
Twelve Steps to Cash Flow Budgeting -- C3-15
Cash Flow Budget (corn, soybeans and livestock) -- C3-15 (Decision Tool)
Your Net Worth Statement -- C3-20
Comprehensive Financial Statements -- C3-20 (Decision Tool)
Your Farm Income Statement -- C3-25
Financial Performance Measures for Iowa Farms -- C3-55
Financial Performance Measures -- C3-55 (Decision Tool)
 

March 2014

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Cost & Return:
Iowa Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-12
Historical Soybean Yields by County -- A1-13
Iowa Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-14
Crops -- Machinery:
2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-10
Whole Farm -- Land Values:
Farmland Value Survey (Realtors Land Institute) -- C2-75
Whole Farm -- Legal & Taxes:
Federal Gift Taxes -- C4-23
Federal Estate Taxes -- C4-24
Whole Farm -- Transition & Estate Planning:
Estate Planning Terms -- C4-50
Business Entities -- C4-52
Trusts as an Estate Planning Tool -- C4-59
 

February 2014

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Cost & Return:
Iowa Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-12
Historical Soybean Yields by County -- A1-13
Iowa Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-14
Historical Costs of Crop Production
 -- A1-21
Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Payment Estimator -- A1-45 (Decision Tool)
Crops -- Machinery:
2014 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-10
Joint Machinery Ownership
-- A3-34 (Decision Tool)
Livestock -- Cost & Return:
Net Present Value of Beef Replacement Females -- B1-74
Net Present Value of Beef Replacement Females -- B1-74 (Decision Tool)
Livestock -- Markets:
Lean Hog Basis -- B2-41
Live Cattle Basis -- B2-42
Feeder Cattle Basis -- B2-43
Feeder Steer-Heifer Price Spread -- B2-45
Whole Farm -- Financial:
Financial Performance Measures -- C3-55 (Decision Tool)
Whole Farm -- Leasing:
Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate -- C2-20
Flexible Farm Lease Agreements -- C2-21
 
 

January 2014

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops - Cost & Return:
Estimated Costs of Crop Production -- A1-20
Estimated Costs of Crop Production -- A1-20 (Decision Tools)
Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Payment Estimator -- A1-45 (Decision Tool)
Crops -- Machinery:
Joint Machinery Ownership -- A3-34 (Decision Tool)
 
Livestock - Cost & Return:
Raising versus buying heifers for beef cow replacement -- B1-73
Buying heifers for beef cow replacement (one replacement unit) -- B1-73 (Decision Tool)
Raising heifers for beef cow replacement (one replacement unit) -- B1-73 (Decision Tool)
Livestock - Outlook & Prices:
Livestock Planning Prices -– B1-10
Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa -- B1-21
Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa -- B1-21 (Decision Tools)
Whole Farm -- Financial:
Financial Performance Measures -- C3-55 (Decision Tool)
 
Whole Farm - Land Values:
2013 Farmland Value Survey Iowa State University -- C2-70
2013 Farmland Value Survey Iowa State University -- C2-70 (Decision Tool)