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Crop Decisions
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Livestock Decisions
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Whole Farm Decisions
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Whole Farm
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Renewable Energy Decisions
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Ethanol profitability meter, biodiesel profitability meter, industry outlook, and more.

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February 2017 Updates

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Cost & Return:
Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -- A1-20
Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -- A1-20 (12 Decision Tools)
Historical Costs of Crop Production -- A1-21
Livestock -- Markets:
Lean Hog Basis -- B2-41
Live Cattle Basis -- B2-42
Feeder Cattle Basis -- B2-43
Feeder Steer-Heifer Price Spread -- B2-45
Livestock -- Outlook & Prices:
Historic Hog and Lamb Prices -- B2-10
Historic Cattle Prices – B2-12
Whole Farm -- Financial:
Understanding Farm Mediation -- C3-53 (Voiced Media)
Tips for Managing Margins -- C3-58 (Voiced Media)
Evaluating Farm Accounting Software -- C6-32
Cooperatives:
Co-op 101 Video series
Understanding Ag Cooperatives’ Equity and Patronage (Voiced Media)

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