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Wed, 04/10/2024 - 14:17
Impact of the Loss of USDA NASS County Level Reports
County level reports are often used in farm level decisions, for example, many flexible lease agreements utilize the USDA…

Tue, 04/09/2024 - 10:30
Internal and external uses compete for hay and grazing land
Cow-calf producers need forages. Corn stalks can supplement forage supplies. Still, pasture and hay are the key forage…

Fri, 04/05/2024 - 11:30
Shifts in global competition
Over the past several months, the corn and soybean markets have been fixated on the potential production coming from South…

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 08:30
Profitability of winter cereal rye in integrated crop-livestock systems
Despite the numerous environmental benefits associated with cover crop use, such as reducing erosion, improving infiltration,…

Wed, 04/03/2024 - 10:24
New Census of Agriculture reveals more farms, more farmers in Iowa
Every five years the United States Department of Agriculture carries out an extensive survey of farms and farmers across the…