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Iowa Department of Agricultural: On Farm Fertilizer Storage

Iowa farmers must follow all laws and rules regarding secondary containment, loading and unloading of liquid and non-liquid bulk fertilizers and placement restrictions of Anhydrous Ammonia storage locations.  As a result, the following regulations apply: Bulk Dry Fertilizers Fertilizers can be offloaded directly onto the applicator in the field of application, Bulk dry fertilizers must… Read More »

BULLETIN: 2016 Crop Insurance Harvest Prices

The 2016 CY harvest prices shown below are approved for the following plans of insurance: Revenue Protection, Area Revenue Protection, Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion and Area Revenue Protection – Harvest Price Exclusion. The harvest prices are applicable for the crops, types, practices, sales closing dates and states indicated in the following table. RMA… Read More »

Unified [Truck] Registration System: Clients with Trucks Must Comply

The new Unified Registration System, effective this October, mandates stricter enforcement of requirements that every “motor carrier” maintain a DOT number, pay the required fees to the Unified Carrier Registration—and much more. Do you know what a “motor carrier” is?  More important, do you know how your definition compares to that of the Federal Motor… Read More »

2016 Crop Insurance Projected Prices Released By FMA

Iowa 2016 Projected Prices: Corn – $3.86 Volatility Factor – .17 Soybean – $8.85 Volatility Factor – .12 The 2016 CY projected prices are approved for the following plans of insurance: Yield Protection, Area Yield Protection, Revenue Protection, Area Revenue Protection, Revenue Protection with Harvest Price Exclusion and Area Revenue Protection – Harvest Price Exclusion. The… Read More »

Rain & Hail Crop Insurance Company 2016 Deadlines

As the 2016 crop insurance year approaches, it is important that crop growers know the various deadlines which must be met to qualify their acreage and crops throughout the year.  We will update this list when required. Here are the 2016 Rain & Hail MPCI/Crop Insurance deadlines for Mahaska and surrounding counties. The schedule will apply… Read More »