DES MOINES — A second consecutive month of below normal precipitation has about 36 percent of the state rated as abnormally dry, according to the latest Water Summary Update.
(IABRN) – Several commodity organizations hoped to see a finalized U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USCMA) ahead of the August recess. However, Congressional leaders have vacated Washington, D.C., and will not return until after Labor Day.
It appears the United States cut a deal with the European Union to sell more American beef to countries contained within. That is not the case, says a representative of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).
Iowa’s farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $7,190 per acre in 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Land Values 2019 Summary. This is down $80 per acre or 1 percent from last year’s level.
Cropland cash rent paid to Iowa landlords in 2019 averaged $230.00 per acre according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Non-irrigated cropland rent averaged $230.00 per acre, down $1.00 from last year. Irrigated cropland rent averaged $235.00 per acre. Pasture rented for cash averaged $59.00 per acre, up $5.00 from the previous year.
Statewide Iowa — Another dry week across most of the State allowed Iowa farmers 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending August 4, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Read more