Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Report

In addition to the first freeze of the season, Iowa experienced drier weather this past week; however, wet field conditions remained an issue for farmers as they were limited to 3.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 13, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Field work activities included chopping silage and harvesting hay, seed corn, soybeans and corn for grain. Read more

Get Your Outbuildings Winterized Before Winter

As we are now in the full-throttle mode of harvest, winter is on our minds. After seeing freezing temperatures and a few flakes in some spots in Iowa, we are working hard to have the crops harvested and the ground ready for winter. What about your farm buildings? Are they ready for the cold months? It is so much easier to take care of their needs now before the snow really flies.

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Partial Trade Deal Reached Between U.S. & China

It has been over a year since the opening salvos were launched in the trade war with China. In this time, we have seen agriculture producers take it square on the chin. The uncertainty in trade was one of the main catalysts in the decline of market values in commodities.

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