IABRN — The October Ag Economy Barometer improved to a reading of 136 in October, up 15 points compared to September. The monthly measure of the farm economy saw an increase in the assessment of current and future conditions by farmers. The Current Conditions Index rose from 100 in September to 115 in October, and the Futures Expectations Index also rose 15 points to a reading of 146.
Sioux Center, Iowa — One of the John Deere dealerships in northwest Iowa is announcing they are going to construct a new facility in Sioux Center.
IABRN — A change may be in the wind on how commodity funds are trading grain prices.
IABRN — A new report finds dark meat chicken is gaining traction among United States consumers.
IABRN — Water is an essential element for life on our planet. This is not a controversial statement. I do not believe there is any debating this fact. No matter how much you prepare for the growing season, water is essentially the only wild card you cannot completely control. You can have too much or too little. It can fall in the form of rain, snow, sleet, ice, or hail. It can come down in a drizzle or a deluge. These factors pale in comparison to a larger concern; the quality of your water. Now, farmers can monitor their water quality in the palm of their own hands, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Statewide Iowa — Iowa farmers continued to deal with challenging field conditions as the first accumulating snowfall of the year fell across parts of the State during the week ending November 3, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Statewide there were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork. Fieldwork activities included harvesting soybeans and corn for grain, spreading manure, applying anhydrous, baling corn stalks, and fall tillage. Read more