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Midday Market Podcast – Naomi Blohm – Total Farm Marketing

With the WASDE report in the rearview mirror, we are seeing volatile ripples in its wake. Dustin Hoffmann talks with Naomi Blohm of Total Farm marketing who says, “It stinks, but there is no reason to panic.”
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 05-13-2021

Feeding Iowans Task Force reveals pandemic’s impact on food insecurity

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds and Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg on Wednesday revealed food insecurity findings from the Feeding Iowans Task Force. During a press conference at the Food Bank of Iowa, Reynolds said the 34-page report from the task force shows the number of Iowans experiencing food insecurity jumped 51% during the first three months […]
Author: Brent Barnett
Posted: 05-13-2021

ISA believes agriculture can lead the way on climate issues

The Iowa Soybean Association is urging the administration to act innovatively and deliberately on how agriculture can help lead the way on climate and conservation issues. ISA President Jeff Jorgenson says the state’s soybean farmers have been incorporating conservation into competitive soybean production for more than 50 years. In a recent letter to Secretary of […]
Author: Brent Barnett
Posted: 05-13-2021

“We’re doing things to leave the Earth better than yesterday.”

Farming isn’t just about doing things a certain way. It is doing what you feel is right in your gut. Many farmers feel a responsibility to the land and to the heritage of the family operation. The ones that get recognized for doing great things are generally humble. They don’t do these things for rewards, […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 05-13-2021

Weekly corn exports neutral, old crop cancellations a concern

Weekly corn exports were just under two million metric tons Thursday morning, however old crop sales were highlighted by net cancellations which is concerning to market analysts. Allendale commodity broker Greg McBride says the U.S. Export Sales Report showed old crop corn with net sales reductions of 113,300 metric tons – a marketing-year low. “Net […]
Author: Brent Barnett
Posted: 05-13-2021

April 2021 farm tractor sales grow over already large 2020 gains

U.S. farm tractor unit sales continue double-digit growth rate in both the U.S. and Canada, and inventories continue to fall, after a strong month of April. U.S. total farm tractor sales rose 22.7 percent in April compared to 2020, which was the first month of the current sales growth trend, while U.S. combine sales fell […]
Author: Staff Editor
Posted: 05-13-2021

Allendale broker calls May WASDE a ‘mixed bag’

The soybean complex had solid gains on WASDE Report day Wednesday, while corn and wheat futures were sharply lower. The May WASDE Report was released by the USDA at 11 a.m. Central Time. Allendale commodity broker Greg McBride says it was mostly a “mixed bag.” “A little bit better than expected on the old crop […]
Author: Brent Barnett
Posted: 05-12-2021

Planting soybeans with ISA President Jeff Jorgenson

Family farmer Jeff Jorgenson has been busy planting soybeans near Sidney this week, along with his duties serving as president of the Iowa Soybean Association. On Wednesday morning, Jorgenson was working fields about a mile northeast of Sidney and had IARN out for a visit. He says the 2021 spring planting season has been rapid […]
Author: Brent Barnett
Posted: 05-12-2021

Jim McCormick AgMarket.net 5-12-21

Ahead of Wednesday’s open, Jim McCormick of AgMarket.net talks with Dustin Hoffmann about today’s WASDE report, South American estimates and weather, and Chinese demand.
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 05-12-2021

Corteva’s new carbon initiative will incentivize farmers for new practices

We have been talking about carbon and its sequestration more and more as 2021 goes along. The Biden Administration is making climate control a huge aim, and agriculture is trying to navigate its future as well. How will sequestration work? What are the incentives for farmers to sign up for these programs? There are many […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 05-12-2021
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