Crops -- Cost & Returns

Information Files
Historical Corn Yields by County -- A1-12pdf file     
Historical Soybean Yields by County -- A1-13 pdf file      
Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-14 pdf file   teaching activity  
Newsletter Articles
USDA NASS county yield results from 2017 -- March 2018        
Collection of county yield data, how does NASS do it? -- April 2013        


Budget & Record Summaries
Information Files
Estimated Costs of Pasture and Hay Production -- A1-15 pdf file xls file  
Estimated Costs of Crop Production -- A1-20 pdf file xls file teaching activity  
Historical Costs of Crop Production -- A1-21 pdf file      
Organic Crops      
Speciality Crops    
Newsletter Articles
Collection of county yield data, how does USDA NASS do it? -- March 2020        
Estimating costs of crop production vital for 2020 farm businesses -- January 2020        
Estimating costs of crop production vital for 2019 farm businesses -- January 2019        
Lower land and crop input costs barely offset higher fuel and labor costs in 2018 -- January 2018        
Lower costs bring cautious optimism in 2017 -- February 2017        
Changes in financial indicators for a panel of Iowa farms -- November 2016        
2016 gross crop margins negative despite lower costs -- January 2016        
2015 crop cost estimates released -- January 2015        
2014 Iowa crop production cost estimates -- January 2014        
Planning for the future with enterprise analysis -- December 2012        


Information Files
Evaluating Profitability of Crop Rotations -- A1-80 pdf file xls file    
Tracking the Profitability of Iowa Corn Production -- A1-85

Tracking the Profitability of Iowa Soybean Production -- A1-86

Energy and Economic Returns by Crop Rotation -- A1-90 pdf file      
Economics of Cover Crops -- A1-91   xls file  
Newsletter Articles
New tool helps farmers make cover crop decisions -- November 2018        
New online tool can help farmers see value of cover crops and paths to profitability -- May 2018        
A look at long-term corn and soybean profitability -- April 2016        
New website for regional corn nitrogen rate calculator -- June 2016        
Iowa crop farming profitability in the 21st century -- December 2015        
Corn revenue, costs and returns trends and implications for the future -- May 2014        
Minimize risk by monitoring farm energy costs -- August 2013        
Cost-price squeeze is emerging for corn farmers -- May 2013        
Manage crop risk in 2013 -- January 2013        
Profitable opportunities for 2013 -- December 2012        
Corn nitrogen rate calculator helps farmers determine fertilizer needs, protects environment -- November 2012        
Balance of crop rotations in 2013 -- October 2012        


Government Programs
Information Files
Farm Bill: Terms to Know -- A1-30 pdf file      
New Safety Net: PLC, ARC-CO, ARC-IC -- A1-32 pdf file xls file voiced media
Farm Bill Programs: Data and Methods for ARC-County and PLC -- A1-33   xls file    
2020 Corn and Soybean Commodity Loan Rates -- A1-34 pdf file   teaching activity  
2018 Farm Bill: PLC Payment Yield Update -- A1-35 pdf file xls file    
2014 Farm Bill Calculator -- A1-36   xls file    
Trade Assistance Package in 2018 -- A1-37 pdf file xls file    
Marketing Loans and LDPs -- A1-38 pdf file   teaching activity  
Conservation Practices for Landlords -- A1-41 pdf file      
New Safety Net: SCO -- A1-44 pdf file      
Newsletter Articles
Projected ARC/PLC payments in 2020 -- August 2020        
How to streamline your CFAP application -- June 2020        
Farm bill meetings happening across Iowa -- November 2019        
Soybean harvest strategy for securing MFP payment -- October 2018        
Cost-share programs for cover crops available to Iowa farmers in 2018 -- October 2018        
What can Iowa farmers expect from ARC/PLC and the Trade Assistance Package in 2018? -- September 2018        
Payments under 2014 Farm Bill safety net provide small cushion for producers in many Iowa counties -- November 2016        
Why USDA NASS yields are not used to project ARC-CO payments -- April 2016        
ARC/PLC payments in 2016 and 2017 -- March 2016        
New ARC-CO and PLC spreadsheets calculate projected payments -- June 2015        
New and updated Iowa State University farm bill tools -- February 2015        
ISU Extension presenting an overview of the 2014 Farm Bill -- November 2014        
ARC/PLC decisions: a three-step process -- November 2014        
Base acreage reallocation and payment yield update -- September 2014        
Base acreage reallocation decisions -- July 2014        
Conservation practices for landlords -- April 2014        
New farm program to provide enrollment decisions -- April 2014        
The agricultural act of 2014 -- March 2014        
Farm Bill update -- September 2013        
Producers can choose their farm program for 2013 -- March 2013        


Crop Insurance
Information Files
Current Crop Insurance Policies -- A1-48 pdf file xlsx file teaching activity voiced media
Hail Damage Can Affect Crop Insurance Yields -- A1-49 pdf file      
Important Crop Insurance Dates -- A1-50 pdf file teaching activity  
Yield Protection Crop Insurance -- A1-52 pdf file   teaching activity  
Revenue Protection Crop Insurance -- A1-54 pdf file      
Proven Yields and Insurance Units for Crop Insurance -- A1-55 pdf file     voiced media
Trend-Adjusted Actual Production History (APH) -- A1-56 pdf file      
Delayed and Prevented Planting Provisions -- A1-57 pdf file xls file  
Risk Management Tools: Basics of Crop Insurance -- A1-58 pdf file     voiced media
Drought Damage Can Affect Crop Insurance Yields -- A1-59 pdf file      
Whole Farm Revenue Crop Insurance -- A1-60 pdf file      
Newsletter Articles
Practical guidelines to file crop insurance losses due to the derecho -- September 2020        
Questions frequently asked about prevented planting -- April 2019        
Production evidence for market facilitation program and crop insurance -- December 2018        
Crop revenue insurance proceeds - price loss versus yield loss -- August 2018        
Initial, delayed, and prevented planting decisions -- April 2018        
Expect lower premiums for 2018 crop insurance -- February 2018        
Crop Revenue insurance proceeds -- price loss versus yield loss -- September 2017        
Crop insurance coverage-frequently asked questions in times of drought or floods -- August 2017        
Crop insurance policies in 2014 -- October 2014        
Making the right crop insurance choices for 2014 -- February 2014        
Fall harvest prices and indemnity payments -- November 2012        
Flexible cash leases and crop insurance proceeds -- October 2012        
Preparing for a crop insurance review of APH yields -- September 2012        
Price and yield (and revenue) risks: Is insurance up to the task of handling them all? -- June 2012        


Information Files
Pricing Forage in the Field -- A1-65 pdf file xls file    
Estimating a Value for Corn Stover -- A1-70 pdf file xls file    
Value of Soil Erosion to the Land Owner -- A1-75 pdf file      
Newsletter Articles
Management tips for drought-stressed forages -- October 2012        
How to price silage and insurance coverage during periods of drought -- August 2012        


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