Recent Updates

May 2024
Newsletter Articles
Why USDA beef supply and use forecasts change over time  
The mid-May update  
Iowa Legislature passes many laws of interest to landowners and agricultural producers  
Economic impact of Perry pork processing plant closure  
Information Files  
How to Grow and Sell Carbon Credits in US Agriculture -- A1-76  
Scope 1 and 2 Carbon Calculator -- A1-79  
Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey -- C2-10  
Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate -- C2-20  
Flexible Farm Lease Agreements -- C2-21  
Decision Tools  
Scope 1 and 2 Carbon Calculator -- A1-79  
Cash Rental Rate Estimation -- C2-20  
Flexible Lease Agreement Worksheet -- C2-21  
Voiced Media  
Chad Hart’s Latest Ag Outlook -- A1-10  

 

April 2024
Newsletter Articles
Preparations for the upcoming crop year  
New Census shows Iowa agriculture is still dominated by family farms  
When subtraction leads to larger pig crops  
Unraveling other disappearanceā€“the feedlot inventory fudge factor  
Land values, expectations, and land affordability  
Information Files  
Historical Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-12  
Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate -- C2-20  
Flexible Farm Lease Agreements -- C2-21  
Decision Tools  
Delayed and Prevented Planting Provisions -- A1-57  
Historical Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-12  
Cash Rental Rate Estimation -- C2-20  
Flexible Lease Agreement Worksheet -- C2-21  
Farmland Value Survey (REALTORSĀ® Land Institute) -- C2-75  
Voiced Media  
Chad Hart’s Latest Ag Outlook -- A1-10  

 

March 2024
Newsletter Articles
New Census of Agriculture reveals more farms, more farmers in Iowa  
Profitability of winter cereal rye in integrated crop-livestock systems  
Internal and external uses compete for hay and grazing land  
Shifts in global competition  
Information Files  
Historical Corn Yields by County -- A1-12  
Historical Soybean Yields by County -- A1-13  

Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-14

 
Historical Costs of Crop Production -- A1-21  
Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey -- A3-10  
Livestock Enterprise Budgets for Iowa -- B1-21  
Monthly Swine Feeding Returns in Iowa -- B1-31  
Monthly Cattle Feeding Returns in Iowa -- B1-36  
Leasing and Land Ownership Terms -- C2-05  
Decision Tools  
Livestock Enterprise Budgets -- B1-21  
Voiced Media  
Chad Hart’s Latest Ag Outlook -- A1-10  

 

February 2024
Newsletter Articles
Farmers and other small entities may need to file beneficial ownership reports  
Cattle, sheep inventory cycles are changing  
Cybersecurity takes a community  
Mixed messages on exports  
Landowner education program  
Information Files  
Historical Corn Yields by County -- A1-12  
Historical Soybean Yields by County -- A1-13  

Corn and Soybean County Yields -- A1-14

 
Historical Costs of Crop Production -- A1-21  
Farm Bill Programs: Data and Methods for ARC-County and PLC -- A1-33  
Livestock Planning Prices -- B1-10  
Historical Hog and Lamb Prices -- B2-10  
Historical Cattle Prices -- B2-12  
Cattle Marketing Decisions -- B2-35  
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, 2024-2025 -- A1-33  
ARC-CO & PLC Per Acre Payments Projections for Iowa, 2019-2023 -- A1-33  
Supplemental Coverage Option (SCO) and Enhanced Coverage Option (ECO) County Yields for Iowa -- A1-44  
Cow Sell Calculator -- B2-35  
Cow Repurchase Calculator -- B2-35  
Metric Conversions -- C6-80  
Estimated Storage Capacity for Grains, Forages, and Liquids -- C6-82  

 

January 2024
Newsletter Articles
"Would You Rather" pork market edition  
Another strong production year  
Keys to understanding cattle market report lingo  
Information Files  
Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -- A1-20  
Decision Tools  
Estimated Costs of Crop Production in Iowa -- A1-20  
Crop Rotation Analyzer -- A1-20  
Comparison of Drying Systems Calculator -- A2-31  

 

Updates 2023

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