Latest Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Report

Harvest progressed across Iowa as farmers had 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 27, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Fieldwork activities included harvesting soybeans and corn for grain, spreading manure, applying anhydrous and baling corn stalks. Read more

USGC Educates Global Farmers On Different Feed Options

IABRN – There are many farmers around the world. Billions of small farmers are doing all they can to help feed their nations and the globe. However, so many of these farmers haven’t been educated on changing methods in agriculture. Some of these farmers know only one way of doing things. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) is helping to educate these farmers on new opportunities and build their industrial infrastructure.

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Rabo Agrifinance Offering Industry’s First Organic Transition Loan

IABRN — Farmers looking for organic certification on all or part of their operations can get some financial help from Rabo Agrifinance. The company has developed a loan product so farmers can get the capital they need upfront to help with costs associated with changing production practices. Farmers can then schedule loan repayments when they get additional revenue from selling certified organic products.

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