Farm Management

Local Highlights

Person wearing gloves  and holding a container of pesticide.
May 27, 2020

New information for testing from IDALS.

May 27, 2020

May 26, 2020 / Volume. 7, Issue 8

  • Commercial Pesticide Applicator Testing
  • Sidedressing Liquid Potassium
  • Pesticide Labels
  • Precipitation and Growing Degree Day Units since April 1
  • Upcoming Events
  • Links to Additional Resources
May 14, 2020

This survey shows typical cash rental rates by county for corn and soybean tillable acres, as well as for land devoted to hay, oats, and pasture at the crop reporting district level.  A link to the document that can be downloaded is listed under Popular Publications at the bottom of our home page.

May 8, 2020
  • Planting Progress
  • Time to Scout Crops
  • When is Cold Too Cold?
  • Improving Farm Profitability with Precision Conservation
  • And More
May 6, 2020

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship has formed a Resource Coordination Center (RCC) to support Iowa livestock producers affected by the COVID-19 supply chain

2012 Custom Rate Survey

2011 Land Value Survey

Cash Rental Rate Survey

Ag Decision Maker – A business resource for farmers and agribusinesses

Agriculture and Natural Resources has many resources to help Iowans. Get a list of them all here.

Statewide Resources

  • Agricultural economics and business resources to help make sound management decisions for your business or farming operation.

  • Coordinating education programs and service for beginning farmer efforts statewide and assessing the needs of beginning and retiring farmers. Providing support in financial management and planning, legal issues, tax laws, and many more services.

  • In-depth self-study courses and resource centers that provide management education to agricultural producers, educators and service providers.

  • The only statewide survey that collects information on land values in each of Iowa’s 99 counties. Current and historical data available.

  • Providing timely, critically objective information to producers, professionals and agribusinesses concerning the application of important developments in agricultural law and taxation and a primary source of professional educational training in agricultural law and taxation.

  • The Agricultural Marketing Resource Center is an electronic, national resource for producers interested in value-added agriculture. Browse commodities and products, investigate market and industry trends, study business creation and operation, read research results and locate value-added resources.

  • One-on-one financial counseling, computerized analysis of the farm business, and referral to other extension programs or outside services that may be useful in farm financial planning.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

  • Helping to make agriculture more energy efficient. Tips and pointers on equipment maintenance and operation, farmstead electric use, and fuel efficiency.

  • An educational program dedicated to strengthening women's roles in the modern farm enterprise.

  • Works to promote efficient pork production technologies in Iowa, maintain Iowa's pork industry leadership and strengthen rural development efforts.

  • Working to develop and deliver the latest in research-based information to improve the profitability and vitality of Iowa’s beef industry.

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