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Iowa Women Farmers Hone Marketing Skills for U.S. Soy

Joseph L. MurphyMar 30, 2022

Thin market, carryover, strengthening basis and arbitrage – the terms can be dizzying for those not directly tied to marketing soybean crops. But what if…

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Factors Driving 2022 U.S. Planting Decisions

Mac MarshallMar 25, 2022

U.S. farmers are receiving a variety of market signals as the 2022 planting season approaches. The combination of strong crop prices and high input costs…

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Ground Work 2021: Finishing This Season and Preparing for Next Year in Iowa

Tim BardoleDec 14, 2021

The weather has been a challenge in our area of the U.S. Midwest throughout 2021. Thankfully, it cooperated enough in November to allow us to…

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Ground Work 2021: Weather Slows Iowa Harvest

Tim BardoleNov 11, 2021

After managing drought conditions all season, we received more than 13 cm, or 5 inches, of rain the last week of October. Two different systems…

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Ground Work 2021: Iowa Soybeans Outyielding Expectations

Tim BardoleOct 6, 2021

This season was dry and challenging in our area of the U.S. Midwest. But now that we are harvesting, we are seeing that both our…

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Ground Work 2021: Iowa Weather Compressing Growing Season, Yield

Tim BardoleSep 10, 2021

Our crops look like they put up a good fight this year, but they have reached the point of shutting down biological processes for the…