Recent Updates

July 2021
Newsletter Articles
Lower acreage and more usage  
Producers freshen the swine breeding herd  
The Greenhouse Effect is proven science  
Carbon as a third cash crop?  
Information Files  
How to Grow and Sell Carbon Credits in US Agriculture -- A1-76  
Fewer Iowa Farms Struggling with Liquidity in 2021 -- C1-12  
Improving Your Farm Lease Contract -- C2-01  
Your Net Worth Statement -- C3-20  

Your Farm Income Statement -- C3-25

 
Converting Cash to Accrual Net Farm Income -- C3-26  
Farm Financial Statements -- C3-56  
Decision Tools  
Estimated Returns by Farm Lease Agreement -- C2-01  
Voiced Media  

Hail Damage Can Affect Crop Insurance Yields -- A1-49

 
Whole Farm Revenue Crop Insurance -- A1-60  
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program -- A1-61  
Specialty Crop Insurance Options: Overview and Resources -- A1-62  

 

June 2021
Newsletter Articles
Rain, grain and prices  
Strong increases in cash rental rates in Iowa  
Cover crop cost-share programs in Iowa: do they work?  
Exploring the greenhouse effect  
Poor start to haying and grazing season  
Information Files  
Specialty Crop Insurance Options - Overview and Resources -- A1-62  
Fewer Iowa Farms Struggling with Liquidity in 2021 -- C1-12  
Financial Performance Measures for Iowa Farms -- C3-55  
Farm Employee Management: Protect Farm Workers from Heat-Related Stress and Illness -- C1-85  
Checklist for Iowa Agricultural Employers -- C6-58  
Energy Measurements and Conversions -- C6-86  
Decision Tools  
Cash to Accrual Net Farm Income Worksheet -- C3-26  
Comprehensive Farm Financial Statements – C3-56  
Voiced Media  
Specialty Crop Insurance Options -- A1-62  

 

 

May 2021
Newsletter Articles
The rally charges on  
Exemption of sales tax on certain uses of utilities and fuel  
The earth is getting warmer  
Recapping 2020 through the cattle industry lens  
Information Files  
Grain Marketing Terms -- A2-05  
Custom Farming - A Share of the Crop -- A3-13  
Operating Leverage -- C1-45  
Cash Rental Rates for Iowa Survey -- C2-10  
Computing a Cropland Cash Rental Rate -- C2-20  
Estate Planning Questionnaire -- C4-57  
Decision Tools  
Determining the Custom Operator's Share of the Crop -- A3-13  
Cash Rental Rate Estimation -- C2-20  
Flexible Lease Agreement Worksheet -- C2-21  

 

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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