Recent Updates

September 2023
Newsletter Articles
Reliable high-speed internet an input into farming  
Iowa, El Niño, and La Niña  
Early harvest adjustments  
Information Files  
Corn and Soybean Commodity Loan Rates -- A1-34  
Lease Supplement for Use in Obtaining Tile and Drainage Improvements Between Landowner(s) and Tenant(s) -- C2-29  
Setting Personal, Family and Business Goals for Business Success -- C6-42  
Decision Tools  
Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) County Yield History for Iowa -- A1-34  


August 2023
Newsletter Articles
Conservation practices: EQIP and CSP cost-share and stacking carbon payments  
Beef cow herd keeps shrinking cyclically  
High farm liquidity cushions against low margins  
Market shocks and egg prices  
Supply and use shrinkage  
Information Files  
Liquidity Analysis of Iowa Farms: Record Net Farm Revenues Provide Cushion against Market Risks -- C1-12  
Iowa Farmland Rental Rates (USDA) -- C2-09  


July 2023
Newsletter Articles
Hogs and Pigs Report advanced statistics  
Communication strategies and resources: Tools to improve relationships between farmland owners and producers  
Farmland leasing meetings to address key topics impacting owners and tenants of Iowa farmland  
Summer 2023: the roller coaster  
Information Files  
Financial Support for Conservation Practices: EQIP and CSP -- A1-39  
Carbon Farming: Stacking Payments from Private Initiatives and Federal Programs -- A1-40  
Iowa Farm Costs and Returns -- C1-10  
Survey of Iowa Leasing Practices -- C2-15  
Crop Share Leasing Provisions -- C2-30  


June 2023
Newsletter Articles
Poorer crop conditions and weaker export sales  
Keeping the ground covered  
The impact of climate change on world agriculture  
Iowa Farmland Ownership and Tenure Survey 1982–2022: a forty-year perspective  
Watching "smart money" commodity trading could pay  
Information Files  
Crop Planning Prices -- A1-10  
Do I Need a Written Lease? -- C2-03  
Lease Supplement for Obtaining Conservation Practices to Control Soil and Nutrient Loss -- C2-08  
Historical County Cropland Rental Rates -- C2-11  


May 2023
Newsletter Articles
Profits entice cattle producers to expand to capture more profits  
Higher Midwest humidity  
A reversal of fortunes  
Record high cash rental rates  
Information Files  
Cost of Storing Grain - A2-33  
Livestock Risk Insurance Plans for Cattle Producers -- B1-50  
Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey -- C2-10  
Flexible Farm Lease Agreements -- C2-21  
Understanding the Economics of Tile Drainage -- C2-90  
Evaluating Farm Accounting Software -- C6-32  
Decision Tools  
Cost of Storing Grain -- A2-33  
Livestock Revenue Protection (LRP) Analyzer -- B1-50  
Cash Rental Rate Estimation -- C2-20  
Flexible Lease Agreement Worksheet -- C2-21  
Farmland Tile Drainage Investment Analysis -- C2-90  


April 2023
Newsletter Articles
The focus shifts to planting  
Climate change in Iowa  
Outside forces cloud investment decision making for pork producers  
Integrated Crop Management News offers timely solutions for growers  
Information Files  
How to Grow and Sell Carbon Credits in US Agriculture -- A1-76  
Historical Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-12  
Computing the Iowa Corn Suitability Rating for your Farm -- C2-87  
Decision Tools  
Historical Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey Averages -- A3-12  
Voiced Media  
The Importance of a Written Lease -- C2-03  
Building Your Professional Team -- C4-55  


March 2023
Newsletter Articles
Custom rate survey guide released for 2023  
Assembling your estate planning team  
There’s a new library in town  
More and stronger extreme weather events  
Information Files  
Historical Corn Yields by County -- A1-12  
Historical Soybean Yields by County -- A1-13  
Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-14  
Important Crop Insurance Dates -- A1-50  

2023 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-10

Machinery Leasing - Is It for You? -- A3-35  
Farm Machinery Joint Ventures -- A3-37  
Farm Machinery Joint Venture Worksheet -- A3-38  


February 2023
Newsletter Articles
Beef cow herd to shrink for years to come  
A wetter and drier world  
Crop producers need to act on farm bill decisions by March 15  
Crop insurance 2022 in review and call for participants for a crop insurance survey  
Global supplies and export challenges  
Information Files  
Historical Costs of Crop Production -- A1-21  
Net Returns to Carbon Farming -- A1-78  
Budgeting Tool to Evaluate Alternative Approaches to Weed Management -- A1-87  
Acquiring Farm Machinery Services -- A3-21  
Joint Machinery Ownership -- A3-34  
Historical Hog and Lamb Prices -- B2-10  
Historical Cattle Prices -- B2-12  
Lean Hog Basis -- B2-41  
Live Cattle Basis -- B2-42  
Feeder Cattle Basis -- B2-43  
Feeder Steer-Heifer Price Spread -- B2-45  
Decision Tools  
Net Returns to Carbon Farming: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY-- A1-78  
Weed Management Budgeting Tool - Harrison County -- A1-87  
Farm Machinery Financing Analyzer -- A3-21-35  
Joint Machinery Ownership -- A3-34  


January 2023
Newsletter Articles
The 2022 crop year in review  
Net returns to cereal rye in integrated Iowa operations  
Will swine breeding herd increases continue?  
Importance of Using a Written Lease: Trends and Resources  
Nationwide management practice tool: Saving Tomorrow’s Agricultural Resources (STAR)  
Information Files  
Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -- A1-20  
Farm Bill Programs: Data and Methods for ARC-County and PLC -- A1-33  
Net Returns to Carbon Farming -- A1-78  
Decision Tools  
Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -- A1-20 (14 Decision Tools)  
ARC-CO & PLC Per Acre Payment Estimator for Iowa, 2023-24 -- A1-33  
ARC-CO & PLC Per Acre Payment Projections for Iowa, 2022-23 -- A1-33  
Net Returns to Carbon Farming: AL, AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY-- A1-78  
Voiced Media  
Ag Market Outlook Jan 16, 2023  


Updates 2022

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