This month's cover story:

Come Hail or High Water

Risk manager defies weather with irrigation tech and diverse crops


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  • Overvalued Deals Could Bring End to Merger Mania

    8/27/2015 8:00:00 PM

    The biggest threat to U.S. stocks right now may not be China, currencies or commodities prices. It might be American companies’ own merger appetite.

  • Iowa Farmers Choose Successors, But Stay Involved in Farm 8/27/2015 12:00:00 PM

    When you come from a family that has farmed for an average of 100 years and the average age of your successor (37 years) is less than the average number of years (39) that you’ve been farming, it can be a little tough to step away.

  • Monsanto Drops Latest Proposal for Syngenta 8/26/2015 1:20:00 PM

    The St. Louis-based company sweetened the proposed deal on August 18, raising its offer to 470 Swiss francs per share, or about $47 billion in U.S. dollars, and also upped the breakup fee to $3 billion. But that wasn't enough for Syngenta.

  • The Latest Drought Headlines from California, Europe 8/26/2015 12:00:00 PM

    As the California drought rages on, find out how it is affecting the state's agriculture industry and economy at large.

  • China's Yuan: What’s Changed and What Hasn’t in 2 Weeks 8/26/2015 7:27:00 AM

    China’s fifth interest rate cut since November and reduction to banks’ required reserve ratios seeks to break a downward spiral that engulfed global markets since the surprise move to devalue the yuan on Aug. 11.

  • AGCO Debuts Fendt 500 Vario 8/25/2015 4:42:00 PM

    Representing award-winning German engineering, the Fendt 500 Vario consolidates the proven innovations and features of Fendt's higher-horsepower offerings into an expanded product line in North America, ranging from 110 to 150 HP (107-137 PTO). 

  • Iowa State Investigates Grain-Drying Costs 8/25/2015 2:58:00 PM

    Mark Hanna and colleagues have just concluded a two-year case study that investigates drying costs at several moisture levels.

  • Don't Throw Your Lender Under the Bus 8/25/2015 12:00:00 PM

    Young producers should place long-term relationships over interest-rate hopping, one producer advises.

  • July 2015 Hottest Month on Record 8/24/2015 2:38:00 PM

    The month of July brought the hottest ever recorded global average temperatures, and the year-to-date weather is trending toward record warmth as well. 

  • Western Corn Yields Won’t Offset Eastern Losses 8/24/2015 12:00:00 PM

    It’s possible lower production will create temporary price rallies, but Pro Farmer experts say don’t expect a long term lift for corn or soybeans.

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