Corn planting is just getting underway in SW Iowa. Soil temperatures are cool but warming quickly with the warm weather this week. Corn planting should continue for the next 2-3 weeks based upon weather. Soybeans will start being planted around May 5th.
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A new Iowa Realtors Land Institute Survey of Farm Land Values shows a steady and controlled decrease in land values over the past 6 months. The survey indicated that from September 2015 to March 2016 Iowa farmland values decreased by 5%. In SW Iowa the decline was 5.9%. This is consistent to what we are… Read more »
Spring is finally just around the corner. On cash rent farms we have received all March cash rental payments and tenants are preparing for the planting season. On our custom farms all fertilizer and seed has been arranged for and operators are making preparations for the planting season. Typical planting dates for corn in SW… Read more »
NEW LISTING- 100 Acres, More or Less. Section 19 of Plattville Township, Mills County, Iowa. Property offers very high quality Missouri River Bottomland soils with an average CSR 2 of 84.3. Nearly 100% Tillable. 79% Class 1, 13% Class 2, and 8% Class 3 Soils. Excellent Access and Close Proximity to Ethanol and Soybean Processors…. Read more »
This week corn and soybean harvest is off to a strong start. Most operators have started on soybeans and are waiting on corn to dry down a little bit more. Soybean yields in SW Iowa have been between 50-70 bushels per acre depending on planting date and early season wetness issues. Corn yields in SW Iowa… Read more »
Harvest has started in some areas of SW Iowa on early maturity corn. Yields have ranged from 170-200 bushels per acre so far but this is only a very small sample of the overall area. Most full season corn is still testing 19-27% moisture so corn harvest will not be in full swing for a… Read more »