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Derecho

By KRISTIN DANLEY-GREINERFarm-News-Iowa-KSDG@msn.comOn Aug. 9, 2020, Midwesterners went about their day, oblivious to what was about to unfold in the next 24 hours. A weather phenomenon called a derecho ripped across eastern Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, parts of Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan ...

What to expect for grain quality from damaged plants

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comAs producers being to deal with the possibility of a loss in yields they may need to look into the potential loss in grain quality as well.Charles Hurburgh, professor in ag and biosystems engineering department at Iowa State University compared grain quality ...

A bearish report for August WASDE

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comAlthough we are in a drought and a derecho hit a large portion of Iowa earlier this month, the USDA said in their August World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report we are still looking at a large corn and soybean harvest."I don't think that ...

Plan to virtually attend 2020 Farm Progress Show

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comThere won't be acres and acres of equipment to walk around, or industry experts to visit with, but the 2020 Farm Progress Show will still deliver an up close view of a wider range of new machines in action than ever before.A Farm Progress Virtual Experience, ...

Farm and Food File

My grandmother was both a woman of her times and a woman far ahead of even our times. For example, today's electric cars would be a yawn for her; she rode in them "before the war."World War I, that is. Grandma (her given name was Ruth) was born in 1902 and lived 86 active years.Grandma would ...

Plan C

Part 1Do you remember Plan B?I was concerned about the growing competitiveness of Brazil 20 years ago. They were the up and coming soybean producing competitor. My idea was to use the loan rate in the farm program to support our soybean price and roll acreage from corn into soybeans so that we ...

Midwest Marketing Solutions

CFAP assistanceThe USDA has distributed $6.8 billion to farmers in Coronavirus Food Assistance Program assistance so far. With four weeks left in the sign up, American Farm Bureau Federation Chief Economist John Newton said at least 50 percent of the first tranche of payments remain."There's ...

Weekly Market Review

Crop ratings gave an indication of what potential damage was done by a long track derecho storm hitting Iowa and Illinois August 10th. Corn condition ratings fell 2 points to 69% good/excellent with 23% of the crop dented, just one point behind the 5-year average. The trade anticipated a 3% ...

Wind damage and crop insurance

Wind is a covered event in Multi-Peril Crop Insurance. Farmers whose insured crop acres have been affected by the recent derecho may be eligible for indemnity payments. Affected farmers should file a Notice of Loss (NOL) with their crop insurance agent within 72 hours of the initial time of ...