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Farmland market outlook

Todd Keuthe, University of Illinois, talks about the market for farmland. "Most farmland owners see it as a long-term investment," Keuthe says. "People are willing to pay 34 times what they expect to earn."

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Landlords seek cover crops?

Signs point to conservation and soil health becoming the next wave of landlord desires.

“In a 2010 survey, we asked landlords to rate the importance of characteristics they consider when evaluating tenant performance,” says J. Gordon Arbuckle Jr., a sociologist at Iowa State University. “More than 90% of landlords ranked ‘ability to maintain soil productivity’ and ‘ability to avoid soil erosion’ as important or very important."

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Iowa State to hold biofilter conference

Iowa State University will host a conference on Aug. 20 dedicated to the latest biofilter technologies that can be used to reduce odors from animal-feeding operations.

USDA Implements Key Farm Bill Crop Insurance Provision

2014 Farm Bill Measure Strengthens and Expands Insurance Coverage Options for Farm Operations

Iowa farmers show strong support for water quality efforts

Iowa farmers have once again demonstrated a strong desire to use new practices designed to improve water quality in the state.

Protein Supplementation in the Summer?

Cool-season-dominated pastures and rangelands in the Nebraska Panhandle have produced many pounds of forage this year, thanks to abundant moisture in May and June. Native grass species such as western wheatgrass and needle-and-thread have done extremely well.

Fruit and Vegetable Crop Weekly

Spotted Wing Drosophila Update. Dr. Rick Weinzierl (University of Illinois) shared that he has received reports of spotted wing Drosophila captures on traps or infestations in fruits (mostly raspberries and blackberries) from far southern Illinois to near the Wisconsin border.

There's potential help to counter low prices

Farmers already seeing corn and soybeans prices plummet as the markets expect bountiful harvests have some potential safety nets that might help protect them financially, two Purdue University agricultural economists say.

Changes to Eligibility of Amber Durum Varieties, Sceptre and Plenty

The Canadian Grain Commission (CGC) is providing notice to grain producers and industry

Soybean Futures Decline on Weather

Ag Market News: Grain & Livestock Futures And Comments

Alberta Pork PED Telephone Town Hall to Address Hot Button Issues

While the pace of PED has slowed in recent months, the threat is still very real, and many believe that the danger will increase in the fall.

DuPont Pioneer Corn Research Facility Expected to Open November 2014

New facility to focus on corn research, developing ultra-early maturity products for growers in Western Canada.

Scout Edible Bean Fields for Anthracnose

The first suspect cases this season of anthracnose have been reported in white beans.

CropLine Podcast - July 29, 2014

Field crop specialists respond to current questions that grain and oilseed producers ask on crop management tips, herbicide recommendations and pest alerts.

USDA Provides Details on PED Reporting

Guidelines around Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus reporting issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Winners announced in inaugural national farm photo contest

650 entries in six categories

Over $5 Million Approved Through Growing Forward 2 to Support Ontario Innovation, Competitiveness and Market Development

The Agricultural Adaptation Council (AAC) board of directors has approved 52 projects totaling over $5 million under Growing Forward 2 (GF2) over the past three months. These projects will promote innovation, competiveness and market development of Ontario organizations and collaborations.

More Thoughts on Investing Positive Margins

On yesterday’s program we heard from Rick Dehod, farm financial specialist with Alberta Agriculture

Roy Berg Kinsella Ranch Field Day

Dr. Roy Berg will be honoured on August 13 when they rename the Kinsella Research Ranch in his name.

Alberta Pork PED Telephone Town Hall to Address Hot Button Issues

While the pace of PED has slowed in recent months, the threat is still very real

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