soybeans http://iowapublicradio.org en Online Commodity Challenge helps farmers learn market tools http://iowapublicradio.org/post/online-commodity-challenge-helps-farmers-learn-market-tools <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On a frigid winter day , Chad Hart tries to warm his economics students at Iowa State University to the idea of managing some of the risk of farming using the commodity markets. Because as he told them on the first day of class, farmers don’t make money planting or harvesting crops; they make money selling them. And Hart knows that marketing—managing those sales for the best profit—can be intimidating.</span></p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:54:46 +0000 Amy Mayer 36438 at http://iowapublicradio.org Online Commodity Challenge helps farmers learn market tools Corn belt researchers advance soybean science http://iowapublicradio.org/post/corn-belt-researchers-advance-soybean-science <p></p> Fri, 26 Jul 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Abbie Fentress Swanson 26396 at http://iowapublicradio.org Corn belt researchers advance soybean science Soybean planting slow http://iowapublicradio.org/post/soybean-planting-slow <p>Spring planting could linger into the summer for many Iowa soybean farmers. The state's trading partners and commodity markets are&nbsp;keeping a close eye on what happens here and it could impact the economy down the road. Grant Kimberley is the market development director for the Iowa Soybean Association. He tells Iowa Public Radio's Pat Blank, this year has been a challenge.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 21:20:17 +0000 Pat Blank 22665 at http://iowapublicradio.org Soybean planting slow Drought Means Mixed Harvest for Pumpkin Growers http://iowapublicradio.org/post/drought-means-mixed-harvest-pumpkin-growers <p>With Halloween approaching, attention is turning to pumpkins. But not all pumpkin fields are filled with orange.</p> Mon, 01 Oct 2012 12:47:58 +0000 Dean Borg 8755 at http://iowapublicradio.org Drought Means Mixed Harvest for Pumpkin Growers