Additional Stories News Archive Minnesota Announces New Restrictions on Dicamba Use 12/13/2017 The new restrictions are in addition to those announced by the EPA in October. Iowa Farmland Values Increase After Three Years of Decline 12/13/2017 The average statewide value of an acre of farmland is now estimated to be $7,326. USDA Boosts Corn for Ethanol Forecast 12/13/2017 Ethanol is driving up demand for corn in the December supply demand estimate from USDA. Switches in Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat Acres in the U.S. and Illinois 12/13/2017 The longer termed trends since 1996 have been increases in corn and soybean acres and decreases in w... 5 Keys to Managing Kochia in Soybeans 12/13/2017 Kochia is ranked No. 7 on the Top 10 Most Troublesome Weeds. Corn Use for Ethanol Update 12/12/2017 Ethanol production for the week ending December 1 set a new ethanol production record. As Demand Soars, Record Number of Soybean Plants Under Construction 12/12/2017 New plants are being built at the fastest rate in two decades. Funding, Timing Will Be Critical Issues for Farm Bill Debate 12/12/2017 A new farm bill will find challenges in legislators who have never voted on a farm bill before.