Cash Rent Numbers Released

Cropland cash rent paid to Iowa landlords in 2016 averaged $235.00 per acre according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Non-irrigated cropland rent averaged $235.00 per acre, down $15.00 from a year earlier. Irrigated cropland rent averaged $240.00 per acre. Pasture rented for cash averaged $52.00 per acre, up $2.00 from the previous year. […]

NORTH IOWA OUTDOORS: Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) Sept. 16-18 at Springbrook Ed Center

The fall Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop is Sept. 16-18, at the Springbrook Conservation Education Center, adjacent to Springbrook State Park, north of Guthrie Center. While the focus of BOW is primarily for women, the workshop is an opportunity for anyone 18 years or older to learn outdoor skills. Workshop courses include basic fishing, Dutch […]

THIS WEEK IN FARMING: Farm Production Expenditure Numbers Released

Iowa farm production expenditures totaled $27.8 billion in 2015, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Farm Production Expenditures Annual Summary report.  This was 13 percent below the 2014 total expenditures.  Feed expense, which fell 16 percent to $5.19 billion, represented the largest single production expense for Iowa farmers in 2015, accounting […]