Blog For Tag "iowa"

  • Prediction of 2018 Corn and Soybean Production and Yields

    posted by Jing Tang on Wednesday, November 07, 2018 In Iowa, the harvesting season for both corn and soybean is underway. “U.S. farmers are expecting higher production of soybeans, while expecting a slightly decreasing corn production”, saying by the Newsletter from USDA published on Aug 10th, 2018.

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  • Iowa is a Leader in the Wind Energy Industry

    posted by S. Patricia Batres-Marquez on Monday, October 15, 2018 By the end of the second quarter of 2018, Iowa added 4 MW of new wind power capacity for a total of 7,312 MW. Based on the newest data from the U.S. Department of Energy, in terms of wind power capacity installed, Iowa is the third in the nation after Texas and Oklahoma.

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  • 2016 Final Iowa ARC Payments by County

    posted by Michelle Mensing on Monday, October 16, 2017 2016 ARC-CO payments have been issued by the FSA. As shown on the map, counties in Iowa will receive a gross payment amount ranging from $0 to $85 for corn acres, and $0 to $33 for soybean acres.

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  • August 2017 Crop Conditions Update

    posted by Michelle Mensing on Thursday, August 10, 2017 The lack of rain has caused Iowa's corn crop to continue to decline. As of the August 7th USDA/NASS Crop Progress and Condition Report, Iowa's corn crop was rated 64% Good/Excellent, 26% Fair, and 10% Poor/Very Poor. 95% of Iowa's corn crop is currently silking, and 42% is in the dough stage.

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  • Multi-Year Average Loss Ratios for Iowa County Crop Insurance

    posted by Spencer Parkinson on Thursday, March 16, 2017 We recently put together a brief article on the actuarial performance of corn and soybean crop insurance premiums in Iowa from 2001-2015. This article was patterned after work done by Carl Zulauf and Gary Schnitkey from Farmdoc Daily in Illinois.

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  • U.S. Farm Income: Latest Projection for 2016

    posted by S. Patricia Batres-Marquez on Friday, December 23, 2016 U.S. net cash income (gross cash income minus cash expenses) and U.S. net farm income (total gross income minus total expenses) in the 2016 calendar year are forecast to decline year over in response to low commodity prices. The latest USDA-ERS's Farm Income and Wealth Statistics data published on November 30, 2016, indicates that compared with the previous year, U.S. net cash income is expected to fall 14.6% to $90.1 billion.

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  • 2015 Iowa ARC-CO Payments

    posted by Michelle Mensing on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 2015 ARC-CO payments have been issued by the FSA. As shown on the map, Iowa counties received a final payment amount anywhere from $0 to $73 for corn acres, and $0 to $53 for soybean acres. County-to-county and year-to-year variances can be caused by a number of factors included in program calculations.

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  • Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

    posted by S. Patricia Batres-Marquez on Friday, April 01, 2016 The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a free trade agreement (FTA) negotiated among twelve countries: Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Peru, Chile, Brunei, Vietnam, Malaysia, and the United States. According to the Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR), the TPP agreement seeks to bring new and effective market opportunities for American goods and services exports. The benefits of the TPP will occur through a combination of tariff reduction, tariff eli

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  • Telling the Story of Agriculture through Data Analysis

    posted by Spencer Parkinson on Thursday, May 21, 2015 At Decision Innovation Solutions, we utilize the best tools in the market to help our clients make better informed decisions. We help our clients tell the "Story of Agriculture" in their counties, congressional districts, and states (see results here). You can also view a short video of...

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