Recent Updates

April 2021
Newsletter Articles
Push-n-pull supporting hog prices  
What is the difference between weather and climate?  
The projections are shifting fast  
Information Files  
2021 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey – A3-10  
Historic Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-12  
Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa -- B1-21  
Livestock Risk Insurance Plans for Cattle Producers -- B1-50  
Farmland Value Survey (Realtors Land Institute) -- C2-75  
Decision Tools  
Historic Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey Averages -- A3-12  
Decision Tools (11) -- B1-21  
Comparison of Customer, Competition or Cost Based Pricing -- C1-55  
Cash Flow Budget (short form - 12 periods) -- C3-14  
Net Worth Statement (short form) -- C3-19  

 

March 2021
Newsletter Articles
An early glimpse at the 2021 marketing year  
A trip through the science of a warming planet  
Information Files  
Historical Corn Yields by County -- A1-12  
Historical Soybean Yields by County -- A1-13  
Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-14  
Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) -- A1-44  
Decision Tools  
ARC-CO & PLC Per Acre Payment Estimator for Iowa, 2021-2022 -- A1-33  

 

February 2021
Newsletter Articles
Managing farm costs key to profitability in 2021  
Volatility continues to be a main feature of the markets  
No clear signals on beef cattle herd expansion  
Information Files  
Historical Costs of Crop Production -- A1-21  
Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) -- A1-44  
Revenue Protection Crop Insurance -- A1-54  
Crop Planning Prices -- A1-10  
Monthly Swine Feeding Returns in Iowa -- B1-31  
Monthly Cattle Feeding Returns in Iowa -- B1-36  
Livestock Planning Prices -- B1-10  
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  
ARC-CO & PLC Per Acre Payment Estimator for Iowa, 2021-2022 -- A1-33  

January 2021
Newsletter Articles
Talk of hog supply contraction is premature  
Factors driving prices  
Outlook for land values in 2021 and beyond: results from the 2020 Iowa land value survey  
Virtual farm bill meeting series for 2021  
Information Files  
Estimated Costs of Crop Production -- A1-20  
Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) -- A1-44  
Season Average Price Calculator -- A2-15  
Farmland Value Survey (Iowa State University) -- C2-70  
Historical Iowa Farmland Value Survey by County -- C2-72  
Decision Tools  
ARC-CO & PLC Per Acre Payment Estimator for Iowa, 2021-2022 -- A1-33  
Marketing Outlet Analyzer -- C5-32  

Updates 2020

 

 

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