Iowa Crop Progress Report

Rain across most of Iowa improved dry soil conditions during the week ending August 25, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork.
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Pro Farmer Releases Their Final Yield Estimates

With the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour over, the next thing was for Pro Farmer to release their estimates. These estimates consider the data collected on the tour but is not solely based on those findings. They also factor in things like crop maturity, acreage adjustments made, historical differences in Tour data versus USDA’s final yields, areas outside those sampled on Crop Tour, and more.

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Has The First Trade Domino Fallen With Japan/U.S. Deal?

Over the weekend it was announced the United States and Japan have reached an agreement in principle on a new, bilateral trade pact. A deal with the Japanese was one of a few trade agreements we were hoping to see finalized so the trade dominoes could begin to fall.

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