Industry News

Ag's HR Coach

04/23/19

Here are five practices you can implement with relatively low cost and investment of time to help keep an employee engaged.

EPA to Revisit Chlorpyrifos Petition

04/23/19

A federal appeals court ordered the EPA to make a decision on chlorpyrifos objections by July 18.

DDG Weekly Update

04/22/19

DTN's weekly spot price for domestic distillers dried grains was lower on average at $134 per ton.

Iowa Chestnut Grower Gets Last Laugh

04/22/19

Iowa farmer Heath Stolee is able to put up with a bit of ribbing for the rich payoff he expects from chestnut farming.

Todd's Take

04/22/19

You have to go back to 2002 for corn and 2001 for soybeans to find a time when speculators were this bearish in the second week of April.

To Find a Pigweed

04/18/19

Can you identify Palmer amaranth plants when they are still small enough to kill?

Pushing Back on Oil Refiners

04/18/19

With Renewable Identification Numbers costing as little as 8 cents per gallon, the head of the Iowa Renewable Fuels Association said it doesn't make sense for EPA to grant more than three dozen applications for small-refinery exemptions to the 2018 RFS obligated volume.

Taxlink

04/18/19

Some business owners have downsized their vehicles only to discover they can't fully depreciate/expense the purchase. Here are the rules under tax law for depreciating a vehicle used for business purposes.

Missouri River Floods Debate

04/17/19

Officials from the Corps of Engineers on Wednesday testified that flood protection remains their top priority, but senators were skeptical after hearing repeatedly about other Corps management functions on the Missouri River. Still, serious questions remain over whether the Corps' actions could have stopped last month's flooding or contributed to it.

Property Taxes on the Farm

04/17/19

Farm income might have fallen after the 2012 Ag Census, but new numbers from 2017 show farmers and ranchers collectively paid $2 billion more in property taxes in 2017 compared to five years earlier.

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