Corn

For Farmers Who Rent, 2014 Could Be a Tough Year

Jan 28, 2014
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With the price of farmland at record levels across the Corn Belt, many farmers have been renting acres to plant. Now, with the price of corn and soybeans in freefall, farmers that depend on renting risk big losses if they’re unable to negotiate lower rents.

Record US Corn Harvest in 2013

Jan 14, 2014
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U.S. farmers harvested more corn in 2013 than in 2012, while the soybean harvest declined slightly, according to newly released USDA reports.

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Nancy Friesen sat nervously at the controls of a giant John Deere combine that made the corn stalks look like match sticks.

Late Planting Means Late Harvest

Oct 10, 2013
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A wet spring put some farmers in the behind schedule and even forced some to replant their crops. Data on how the harvest is progressing in each of the Tri-States is harder to come by than usual.

US Corn Acres Up, Down for Iowa

Jul 1, 2013
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The USDA has issued a report of saying despite a soggy planting season, farmers will still break records this year.

The extremely wet spring southeast Iowa is experiencing could hurt local corn production.

The rainfall from Hurricane Isaac is both good and bad news for southeast Iowa farmers.

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