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Iowa Organic Conference November 13-14

Posted by John Fulton -

There is still time to register for the 16 h Annual Iowa Organic Conference that will be held on Nov. 13-14 on the University of Iowa (UI) campus in Iowa City, as a joint effort between Iowa State University and the UI Office of Sustainability. At this year's conference there will be Farmer-Mentor Round-Tables, which will offer farmers interested in transitioning to organic, or with s...

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Crop Budgets for 2017 and Revised for 2016 - from Gary Schnitkey

Posted by John Fulton -

Revised projections of 2016 crop returns and 2017 crop budgets have been released. For 2016, soybeans are projected to have record-setting yields, leading to higher soybean returns than in 2015. Given that non-land costs and cash rent cuts have occurred, higher soybean returns should cause 2016 net incomes to be higher than 2015 incomes. However, crop budgets suggest very low returns and n...

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