Recent Updates

May 2015

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Cost & Return:

Estimated Cost of Establishment and Production of “Liberty” Switchgrass -- A1-29
Switchgrass Following Pasture/Hay -- A1-29 (Decision Tool)

Crops -- Markets:
Cost of Storing Grain -- A2-33
Monthly Cost of Storing Grain -- A2-33 (Decision Tool)
Grain Storage Alternatives:  An Economic Comparison -- A2-35
Crops -- Machinery:
Estimating Farm Machinery Costs -- A3-29
Grain Transportation Costs Calculator -- A3-29 (Decision Tool)
 
Whole Farm -- Leasing:
Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2015 Survey -- C2-10
Computing a Pasture Rental Rate -- C2-23
Calculating Pasture and Hay Land Cash Rents -- C2-23 (Decision Tool)
Adapting Crop Share Agreements for Sustainable and Organic Agriculture -- C2-31
Whole Farm -- Weights & Measurements:
Conversions Between English and Metric Units -- C6-80 (Decision Tool)

April 2015

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Cost & Return:
Historical Costs of Crop Production -- A1-21
Crops -- Machinery:
Farm Machinery Selection -- A3-28
Matching Tractor Power and Implement Size -- A3-28 (Decision Tool)
Estimating the Number of Field Days Required -- A3-28 (Decision Tool)
Livestock -- Cost & Return:
Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa -- B1-21
Livestock -- Markets:
How Often Can Cattle Feeders Hedge a Profit with Futures? -- B2-54
Livestock -- Outlook & Prices:
Seasonal Hog Price Patterns -- B2-14
Seasonal Cattle Price Patterns -- B2-19
Whole Farm -- Leasing:
Cash Rental Rates for Iowa 2015 Survey -- C2-10
Whole Farm -- Land Values:
Farmland Value Survey -- C2-75
 

March 2015

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Cost & Return:
Historical Corn Yields by County -- A1-12
Historical Soybean Yields by County -- A1-13
Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-14
Crops -- Machinery:
Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-10
Whole Farm -- Cost & Return:
A Tool to Compare Land Use Alternatives -- C1-15
Crop and Livestock Land Use Analyzer -- C1-15 (Decision Tool)
Whole Farm -- Land Values:
Farmland Value Survey -- C2-75

February 2015

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Cost & Return:
Historical Corn Yields by County -- A1-12
Historical Soybean Yields by County -- A1-13
Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-14
2014 Farm Bill Analyzer: Data and Methods
-- A1-33 (Decision Tool)
Farm Bill Calculator -- A1-36
Farm Bill Calculator -- A1-36 (Decision Tool)
Crops -- Machinery:
Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-10
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 -- Land Values:
Farmland Tile Drainage Investment Analysis -- C2-90 (Decision Tool)
Whole Farm -- Legal & Taxes:
Iowa Beginning Farmer Tax Credits and Loan Programs -- C4-30

January 2015

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Cost & Return:
Estimated Costs of Crop Production – A1-20
Crop Production Costs Budgets -- A1-20 (Decision Tools)
Crop Rotation Summary -- A1-20 (Decision Tool)
Farm Bill Calculator -- A1-36
Farm Bill Calculator -- A1-36 (Decision Tool)
Livestock -- Cost & Return:
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)
Net Present Value of Beef Replacement Females -- B1-74 (Decision Tool)
Livestock -- Outlook & Prices:
Livestock Planning Prices -- B1-10
Whole Farm -- Cost & Return:
Suggested Closing Inventory Prices -- C1-40
Whole Farm -- Land Values:
Farmland Value Survey (Iowa State University) – C2-70