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Iowa State Research Farm Reports Available To Public, Mark S. Honeyman 2015 Iowa State University

Iowa State Research Farm Reports Available To Public, Mark S. Honeyman

Integrated Crop Management News

There are fourteen Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms in Iowa; nine owned by associations (local farmers) and five owned by the university. One responsibility of Iowa State to the associations is to provide an annual farm progress report on the agricultural research and related scientific agriculture activities conducted at the farm as a year-end summary. Those reports, that were made available in the past to the members and others in print form, are now available online to the public athttp://fpr.extension.iastate.edu/ in a new format.


Certified Crop Adviser Exam Review Course Offered By Isu Extension, Brent A. Pringnitz 2015 Iowa State University

Certified Crop Adviser Exam Review Course Offered By Isu Extension, Brent A. Pringnitz

Integrated Crop Management News

Individuals planning to become a Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) can attend a two-day ISU Extension course to assist with exam preparation. ISU extension specialists will cover the performance objectives for the exam and provide additional assistance on topic areas of most concern to students. Students will take interactive quizzes during the course and finish with a practice examination.


Confinement Site Manure Applicator Workshops Scheduled For 2011, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz 2015 Iowa State University

Confinement Site Manure Applicator Workshops Scheduled For 2011, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Integrated Crop Management News

Confinement site manure applicators and anyone interested in learning about manure issues should plan to attend a two-hour workshop offered by Iowa State University (ISU) Extension in January or February 2011. These workshops are offered in cooperation with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR). There is no fee to attend the workshops, but applicators will need to pay certification fees to complete certification requirements.


Commercial Manure Applicator Training Scheduled For Jan. 6, 2011, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz 2015 Iowa State University

Commercial Manure Applicator Training Scheduled For Jan. 6, 2011, Angela M. Rieck-Hinz

Integrated Crop Management News

Commercial manure applicators can attend three hours of training on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2011, to meet annual commercial manure applicator certification requirements. Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will conduct Commercial Manure Applicator training from 9 a.m. to noon at 75 locations in Iowa, and four locations in surrounding states. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. There is no fee for the workshop but applicators must register by Dec. 30 with the ISU Extension county office where they plan to attend. A complete list of county extension offices offering this workshop ...


Community Scholars Program - Hopkins County, Kentucky (Fa 736), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2015 Western Kentucky University

Community Scholars Program - Hopkins County, Kentucky (Fa 736), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 736. This collection contains information and documentation about the Community Scholars Program’s workshops held in Hopkins County, Kentucky during the summer of 2008. The collection chiefly consists of projects completed by program participants.


New Techniques To Modify Pork Fats Promote Better Health, Helen H. Jensen, Donald C. Beitz 2015 Iowa State University

New Techniques To Modify Pork Fats Promote Better Health, Helen H. Jensen, Donald C. Beitz

Iowa Ag Review

Mounting scientific evidence establishing the link between adverse health consequences and the consumption of fat and fat rich in saw rated fatty acids (saturated fat) has prompted leading health organizations to recommend decreasing the consumption of total and sam rated faL


If Ethanol Demand Changes, What Happens To Farm Prices?, Steven L. Elmore, Darnell B. Smith 2015 Iowa State University

If Ethanol Demand Changes, What Happens To Farm Prices?, Steven L. Elmore, Darnell B. Smith

Iowa Ag Review

The near future of ethanol production in Iowa appears to be on safer footing than it was just a few weeks ago, but nothing is certain given the political volatility in Washington.


The Future Of The Conservation Reserve Program, Michael D. Duffy, Darnell B. Smith 2015 Iowa State University

The Future Of The Conservation Reserve Program, Michael D. Duffy, Darnell B. Smith

Iowa Ag Review

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), enacted in 1985, was the largest single land retirement program in history with current enrollment above 36 million acres. When initially passed in the 1985 Food Security Act, the CRP was intended, primarily, to provide an incentive to remove highly erodible land from production for 10 years. In subsequent years its use was expanded to include, among other objectives, producer income support and the reduction of surplus commodities by restricting production.


Iowa Crop Insurance: What Is The Coverage Level?, Darnell B. Smith, Chad Hart 2015 Iowa State University

Iowa Crop Insurance: What Is The Coverage Level?, Darnell B. Smith, Chad Hart

Iowa Ag Review

In light of changes in the agricultural safety net brought about by this year's Farm Bill , volatile market conditions, and the 1994 crop insurance reforms, questions arise concerning the extent that Iowa's row crop producers are purchasing additional insurance to facilitate risk management. Here we present preliminary coverage numbers for 1996 crop insurance purchases for Iowa and compare these to 1995 figures.


A Review Of The New Corn Yield Insurance Futures And Options, Chad Hart 2015 Iowa State University

A Review Of The New Corn Yield Insurance Futures And Options, Chad Hart

Iowa Ag Review

On June 2, 1995, the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) expanded the spectrum of agricultural futures and options to cover financial risks clue to crop yield fluctuations. Yield insurance contracts for corn in the state oflowa were offered in 1995. Starting on january 19, 1996, corn yield insurance contracts for the entire United States and the states o[ Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska. and Ohio were established on the CBOT. This article explains what the yield insurance contracts are and how the colllracts work.


Fapri 1996 Baseline: Projections Under The Fair Act, William H. Meyers, Darnell B. Smith, Steven L. Elmore 2015 Iowa State University

Fapri 1996 Baseline: Projections Under The Fair Act, William H. Meyers, Darnell B. Smith, Steven L. Elmore

Iowa Ag Review

The 1996 FAPRI baseline results, a s ubset of which are discussed in this article, are the first to incorporate full plaming flexibility between major crops. Essentially. this represents a decoupled income support program, assumed to decline slightly over the projection period ( 1996-2005). Some of tbe more important U.S. policy provisions ~tsed as a basis for this baseline came from the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform ( f'AIR) Act of 1996.


Outlook For U.S. Corn And Soybeans In 1996, William H. Meyers, Darnell B. Smith, Steven L. Elmore 2015 Iowa State University

Outlook For U.S. Corn And Soybeans In 1996, William H. Meyers, Darnell B. Smith, Steven L. Elmore

Iowa Ag Review

The outlook for U.S. com and soybeans in the coming crop year, although optimistic, is filled with many uncertainties. The weather and operating conclitions under the new Farm Bill are two of many factors that will influence U.S. crop supply. This year's high market prices and low beginning stock situation will influence p lanted area in the United States, and will affect the dynamics of next year's markets.


Summary Of The 1996 Farm Bill: The Federal Agriculture Improvement And Reform (Fair) Act Of 1996, William H. Meyers, Darnell B. Smith, Steven L. Elmore 2015 Iowa State University

Summary Of The 1996 Farm Bill: The Federal Agriculture Improvement And Reform (Fair) Act Of 1996, William H. Meyers, Darnell B. Smith, Steven L. Elmore

Iowa Ag Review

The Farm Bill passed by the House and Senate in late March and signed by President Clinton 0n April 4, 1996, contains many of the same provisions as the Agricultural Reconciliation Act of 1995 (ARA-95, evaluated in our last issue). The 1996 bill, the Federal Agriculture Improvement and Reform (FAIR) Act, also has some significant differences. Most notably, "permanent law" provisions for price support authotity and the Farmer Owned Reserve were only suspended, and were not eliminated. Soybean loan .rate provisions were changed, implying an approximate 34 cents/ bushel increase in the loan rate over the near term. Also, important ...


Economic Impacts Of Crp On Communities, Daniel M. Otto, Darnell B. Smith 2015 Iowa State University

Economic Impacts Of Crp On Communities, Daniel M. Otto, Darnell B. Smith

Iowa Ag Review

The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) established under the Food and Security Act of 1985 had these objectives: 1) Reducing supplies of surplus agricultural commodities. 2) Providing farmer income support. 3) Preventing threats to environmental quality.


A Review Of New Revenue Insurance Products, Chad E. Hart, Darnell B. Smith 2015 Iowa State University

A Review Of New Revenue Insurance Products, Chad E. Hart, Darnell B. Smith

Iowa Ag Review

The Federal Crop Insurance Reform Act of 1994 legislated several significant reforms in federally subsidized crop insurance.


Government Costs Of Yield And Revenue Insurance, Chad E. Hart, Darnell B. Smith 2015 Iowa State University

Government Costs Of Yield And Revenue Insurance, Chad E. Hart, Darnell B. Smith

Iowa Ag Review

With the recent development of revenue insurance products and earlier interest in a dual insurance program, questions arise about the aggregate government costs of these insurance options if they were available on a nationwide basis.


Stocks-To-Use Ratios And Grain Price Volatility, Steven L. Elmore, Darnell B. Smith 2015 Iowa State University

Stocks-To-Use Ratios And Grain Price Volatility, Steven L. Elmore, Darnell B. Smith

Iowa Ag Review

Speculation in the agriculture community early this year focused not only on a new farm bill but also on the abnormal world grain market conditions. Much of the market speculation centered on the fact that we currently have high prices driven by strong demand and low supply. This has caused stock holdings of grain to be drawn down. An indicator of the stock situation relative to consumption can be found in the stocks-to-use ratio. This indicator is useful for evaluating grain price movements and potential movements. This article briefly explores the market relationships that underlie this ratio. It also serves ...


Possible Results Of Freedom To Farm: A Fapri Analysis Of The Congressional Compromise On Agriculture, William H. Meyers, Darnell B. Smith, Steven L. Elmore 2015 Iowa State University

Possible Results Of Freedom To Farm: A Fapri Analysis Of The Congressional Compromise On Agriculture, William H. Meyers, Darnell B. Smith, Steven L. Elmore

Iowa Ag Review

Late last year, U.S. House and Senate conferees reached agreement on language for the Agricultural Reconciliation Act of 1995 (ARA-95). President Clinton later vetoed this as part of his refusal to approve the Balanced Budget Act. The agricultural package, because of its similarities to the 1995 Roberts-Emerson proposal, was called "Freedom to Farm" by some. FAPRI evaluated the ARA-95 proposal soon after the Congressional compromise was reached.


The Agricultural Footprints On The Environment, Philip Houtz 2015 University of Kentucky

The Agricultural Footprints On The Environment, Philip Houtz

Kaleidoscope

Industrialized agricultural systems have given America a convenient and affordable means to supply a surplus of food products to its citizens. Transgenic technology, synthesized fertilizers, advanced pesticides, concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), and the use of farm machinery have all contributed to humanity’s ability to feed the world’s rapidly growing population. However, the energy-intensive food operation of today may not be as ideal as we assume. Fossil fuels are burned to meet the energy requirements for the continual production of large quantities of fertilizer and to keep farm machines operational. Fertilizer and pesticide runoff from farmland ultimately drains ...


How Iowa Stacks Up Under The 1996 Freedom To Farm Payments, Steven L. Elmore, Darnell B. Smith 2015 Iowa State University

How Iowa Stacks Up Under The 1996 Freedom To Farm Payments, Steven L. Elmore, Darnell B. Smith

Iowa Ag Review

Production Flexibility Contract (PFC) acres enrolled for fiscal year (FY) 1996 were released by USDA on August 19, 1996. From these data, and what we know about the payment stream, we calculated the payment rates by bushel, acre, and state. Total payments by state under the 1996 FALR Act were also calculated. These figures provide a comparison by state and commodity.


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