Recent Updates

January 2020

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Costs & Returns:
Crop Planning Prices -- A1-10
Estimated Costs of Crop Production -- A1-20
Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa - 2020 -- A1-20 (Decision Tools)
Historical Costs of Crop Production -- A1-21
2018 Farm Bill Payment Estimator by County for ARC-CO and PLC -- A1-33 (Decision Tool)
Livestock -- Outlook & Prices:
Livestock Planning Prices -- B1-10
Historical Cattle Prices -- B2-12
Whole Farm -- Costs & Returns:
Suggested Closing Inventory Prices -- C1-40
 

February 2020

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Costs & Returns:
2018 Farm Bill Payment Estimator by County for ARC-CO and PLC -- A1-33 (Decision Tool)
Risk Management Tools: Basics of Crop Insurance -- A1-58
Basics of Crop Insurance -- A1-58 (Voiced Media)
Crops -- Machinery:
Estimating the Field Capacity of Farm Machines -- A3-24 (Decision Tool)
Days Suitable for Fieldwork in Iowa -- A3-25
Livestock -- Costs & Returns:
Risk Management Tools for Small- to Medium-Sized Cattle Feeders -- B1-54
Risk Management Tools for Small to Medium Sized Cattle Feeders -- B1-54 (Voiced Media)
Livestock -- Livestock & Prices:
Seasonal Hog Price Patterns – B2-14
Whole Farm -- Land Values:
Risk Management Tools: Comparing Farmland Returns to Stock Market Investments -- C2-79
Land vs Stock Market -- C2-79 (Voiced Media)
Whole Farm -- Financial:
Converting Cash to Accrual Net Farm Income -- C3-26
Cash to Accrual Net Farm Income Worksheet -- C3-26 (Decision Tool)
Risk Management Tools: Farm Financial Performance Analysis -- C3-59
 

March 2020

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Costs & Returns:
Historical Corn Yields by County -- A1-12
Historical Soybean Yields by County -- A1-13
Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-14
Crops -- Machinery:
2020 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-10
Crops -- Other:
Organic Crop Budgets - Corn, Soybeans, Oats, and Alfalfa -- A1-18 (4 Decision Tools)
Livestock -- Costs & Returns:
Monthly Swine Feeding Returns -- B1-31
Monthly Cattle Feeding Returns -- B1-36
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
 
 

April 2020

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Costs & Returns:
2018 Farm Bill Payment Estimator by County for ARC-CO and PLC -- A1-33 (Decision Tool)
Late and Prevented Planting – Lessons learned from 2019  -- A1-57 (Voiced Media)
Whole Farm -- Human Resources:
Five Steps to Formulate Workforce Contingency Plans in the COVID-19 Setting -- C1-84
Essential Worker Status Documentation: An Option to Facilitate Travel in the COVID-19 Environment -- C1-85
Whole Farm -- Leasing:
Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate -- C2-20
Farmland Leasing Overview -- C2-20 (Voiced Media)
Farmland Communication & Stewardship -- C2-20 (Voiced Media)
Flexible Farm Lease Agreements -- C2-21
Whole Farm -- Land Values:
Farmland Value Survey (Realtors Land Institute) -- C2-75
Farmland Return Versus Stock Market -- C2-79 (Voiced Media)
Whole Farm -- Transition & Estate Planning:
Substitute Decision-Making: Who Can Make Decisions When You Cannot? -- C4-54 (Voiced Media)
Whole Farm -- Other:
US - China Agricultural Trade under Phase-One Trade Deal and Coronavirus (Voiced Media)

May 2020

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Costs & Returns:
Farm Bill: Terms to Know -- A1-30
Crops -- Storage & Markets:
Commonly Used Grain Contracts -- A2-73
Understanding Risk in Hedge-to-Arrive Contracts -- A2-74
Crops -- Machinery:
Estimating the Number of Field Days Required -- A3-28 (Decision Tool)
Crops -- Other:
Evaluating Organic Transitions at the Field Level -- A1-96 (Decision Tool)
Whole Farm -- Human Resources:
Five Steps to Formulate Workforce Contingency Plans in the COVID-19 Setting -- C1-84
Essential Worker Status Documentation: An Option to Facilitate Travel in the COVID-19 Environment -- C1-85
Whole Farm -- Leasing:
Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey -- C2-10
Crop Share Lease Analysis -- C2-30 (Decision Tool)
 

June 2020

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Costs & Returns:
Hail Damage Can Affect Crop Insurance Yields -- A1-49
Whole Farm -- Costs & Returns:
Farm Costs and Returns -- C1-10
Whole Farm -- Leasing:
Farmland Owners Workshop Webinar Replay -- C2-20 (Voiced Media)
Historical County Cropland Rental Rates -- C2-11
Whole Farm -- Transition & Estate Planning:
Powers of Attorney and Other Forms of Substitute Decision Making -- C4-54
Whole Farm -- Other:
External Scanning - Industry Analysis -- C6-44

July 2020

AgDM New and Updated Files

Livestock -- Costs & Returns:
Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa -- B1-21
Livestock -- Markets:
Lean Hog Futures Forecast Errors, 2000-2019 -- B2-67
Whole Farm -- Financial:
Managing Farm Family Finances -- C3-51

August 2020

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Costs & Returns:
2020 Corn and Soybean Commodity Loan Rates -- A1-34
Drought Damage Can Affect Crop Insurance Yields
-- A1-59
Whole Farm Revenue Crop Insurance -- A1-60
Crops -- Storage & Markets:
Crop Marketing Strategies Webinar Recording, August 2020
Whole Farm -- Leasing:
Landowner-Producer Communication and Agreements -- C2-01 (Voiced Media):
-- Part 1 -- Resources, Survey, Communication
-- Part 2 -- Legal issues, Written leases, Lease termination, Conservation, Managing Stress
-- Part 3 -- How to use the cash rent survey, Methods to set cash rents, Flexible cash rent
Iowa Farmland Rental Rates (USDA) -- C2-09
Farmland Leasing Overview
-- C2-20 (Voiced Media)
Whole Farm -- Other:
Internal Scanning -- C6-45
 

September 2020

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Costs & Returns:
Farm Bill Programs: Data and Methods for ARC-County and PLC -- A1-33 (Decision Tool)
Whole Farm -- Land Values:
Farmland Value Survey (Realtors Land Institute) -- C2-75
Whole Farm -- Financial:
Financial Terms -- C3-05
Whole Farm -- Transition & Estate Planning:
Getting Started in Farming: Inheriting a Farm  – C4-07
 

October 2020

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Costs & Returns:
Farm Bill Programs: Data and Methods for ARC-County and PLC -- A1-33 (Decision Tool)
Crops -- Outlook & Prices:
Cash Corn and Soybean Prices -- A2-11
Whole Farm -- Land Values:
Farmland Value Survey (Realtors Land Institute) -- C2-75
Whole Farm -- Transition & Estate Planning:
Getting Started in Farming: On the Home Farm -- C4-08
 

November 2020

AgDM New and Updated Files

Crops -- Costs & Returns:
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) -- A1-61
Estimating a Value for Corn Stover -- A1-70
Corn Stover Pricer -- A1-70 (Decision Tool)
Whole Farm -- Financial:
Financial Performance Measures for Iowa Farms -- C3-55
Whole Farm -- Transition & Estate Planning:
Getting Started in Farming: Part-time or Small Farms -- C4-09
 

December 2020

AgDM New and Updated Files

 
 

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