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Suggested Closing Inventory Prices For 2022 Records
This two-page sheet lists values of farm commodities at the end of calendar year 2022 for use in tax reporting.
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BRaNDS - North Dakota State Standard Edition Cow and Heifer Module
The Beef Cow Module uses criteria like condition score, production stage, breed type, weather conditions & feedstuff utilization to determine whether a herd's nutritional demands are met.  A modifiable feed library is included. The Heifer Module in a calendarized or lifecycle approach, which can go back to a baby calf and be utilized through the third trimester of the first pregnancy to do developing heifer rations. It incorporates the target-weight concept to help balance rations that meet target daily weight gains.

Batch mix and TMR are included..

Compatible with PC or MAC, MS Excel is required to run the program.

To assist loading the software onto your computer, a one page installation instructions PDF has been created.
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Farmland Leasing Arrangements booklet
The Farmland Leasing Arrangements booklet combines many farmland leasing publications and resources in a single document. It is designed for use by farmland owners, tenants and agricultural professionals. This book complements farmland leasing meetings and provides a comprehensive set of current leasing publications from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

FEATURING
  • Survey Data
  • Legal and Tax Considerations
  • Cash Rent and Flexible Lease Worksheets
  • Historical Yield and Price Data
  • Lease Forms
  • Farm Management Resources
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Beekeeping - Enterprise Budget Series
The United States is a net importer of honey, and opportunities exist to add beekeeping to a small farm, acreage or urban ag setting. Honey, beeswax, pollen, queen rearing, package bees and pollination services all provide opportunities for revenue. Many beekeepers start out small, with two to four colonies, and grow their operation after some experience managing hives.

Available in both English and Spanish.

Previously known as BFC 17.
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2022 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey
Many Iowa farmers hire some custom machine work in their farm business or perform custom work for others. The 2022 Iowa Farm Custom Rate Survey is intended as a guide in determining custom rates. This information is based on 122 responses and 3,389 custom rates provided by Iowa farmers, custom operators, and farm managers.
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Commonly Used Grain Contracts
This publication provides educational information to help you understand risk-management features of grain contracts.

Previously known as PM 1697A
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Understanding Risk in Hedge-to-Arrive Contracts
Learn about futures-based non-roll and intra-year rolling hedge-to-arrive contracts in this newly updated publication.

Previously known as PM 1697B
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Understanding Risk in Basis Contracts
Basis contracts, or marketing instruments that establish the basis used to determine the price paid for grain or soybeans at a later time, involve downside risk as well as upside price potential. Learn the differences between, the uses of, and cautions for basis contracts.
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Introduction to Crop Marketing
An overview of corn and soybean marketing including the four basic marketing tools: cash sales, forward contracts, futures and options.




Presented by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist.
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ISU Crop Marketing Information
Online resources from Iowa State University to help market crops including fact sheets, spreadsheets and the Iowa Commodity Challenge all contained on the ISU Ag Decision Maker web page. Other sources of information include the Iowa Farm Outlook newsletter, Grain Marketing eCourse and ISU Extension and Outreach farm management specialists.




Presented by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist.
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Basis, Futures Carry and the Cost of Storage
Learn about crop basis, futures carry and the cost of grain storage. Compare on-farm storage to commercial storage costs.






Presented by Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist.
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Marketing Fundamentals (Supply/Demand)
Examine the balance between crop supplies and crop demands that determine both futures and cash prices. Review of the major USDA crop reports that provide fundamental information. 




Presented by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist.
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Technical Chart Signals
Examine chart signals on futures charts such channel lines, sell and buy signals, resistance and support levels and moving averages.




Presented by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist.
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Seasonal Price Trends
Review corn and soybean price patterns that repeats themselves with some degree of accuracy year after year in crop markets.




Presented by Chad Hart, Iowa State University Extension economist.
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Crop Marketing Strategies
Learn to use a crop marketing matrix based on your expectation for futures prices and basis to determine appropriate strategies and tools.




Presented by Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist.
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Marketing Tools: Futures
Review the role of futures contracts traded on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) farmers can use to reduce crop price risk by hedging.




Presented by Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist.
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Marketing Tools: Options
Understand the basics of both put and call options used for managing futures price risk. An option is the right, but not the obligation, to buy or sell an underlying futures contract.




Presented by Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist.
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Developing a Crop Marketing Plan
Learn how to put together a proactive strategy to price your crop. Such a plan might include your cost of production, financial goals, cash flow needs, price objectives, time objectives, grain storage capacity, crop insurance coverage, anticipated production and appetite for risk.




Presented by Steve Johnson, Iowa State University Extension farm management specialist
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Enterprise Budget: Popcorn
Find facts about growing, harvesting, and marketing popcorn to help you decide whether or not this crop will fit your enterprise budget. Includes an enterprise assessment showing capital needed for startup, labor input, years to break even, return on investment, and more.
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Enterprise Budget: Sheep
Find facts about raising and marketing sheep to help you decide whether or not this industry will fit your enterprise budget. Includes an assessment showing capital needed for startup, labor input, years to break even, return on investment, and more
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Enterprise Budget: Sorghum
Find facts about growing, harvesting, and marketing sorghum to help you decide whether or not this crop will fit your enterprise budget. Includes an enterprise assessment showing capital needed for startup, labor input, years to break even, return on investment, and more.
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Enterprise Budget: Sweet Corn
Find facts about growing, harvesting, and marketing sweet corn to help you decide whether or not this crop will fit your enterprise budget. Includes an enterprise assessment showing capital needed for startup, labor input, years to break even, return on investment, and more.
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Leadership in the Bioeconomy -- Iowa State University College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Details how the ISU College of Agriculture and Life Sciences is involved in the bioeconomy through research, extension, and education.
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Estimated Costs for Production, Storage, and Transportation of Switchgrass
Switchgrass, a perennial warm-season grass native to Iowa, is one of the major plants being considered to produce ethanol. Alternative assumptions are presented to estimate the cost of production.
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