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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Iowa farmland value rises nearly 5 percent - Business Record

Iowa farmland value rises nearly 5 percent - Business Record: The average value of Iowa farmland increased 4.9 percent in the year that ended March 1, according to the most recent survey of farmland specialists by the Realtors Land Institute-Iowa Chapter.

Corn, soybean farmers face another year of low prices | Local | winonadailynews.com

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Corn, soybean farmers face another year of low prices | Local | winonadailynews.com: It looks like 2018 will be another challenging year for corn and soybean farmers.

“It’s going to be a tough year, I think, because of low (commodity) prices,” said Kevin Semke, who with his wife Ellen and son and daughter-in-law, Kyle and Tamar Semke, raises about 1,000 acres of corn and soybeans at Semke Farms near Coon Valley. They also do custom farm work such as tillage, planting, harvesting, spraying and fertilizer application, for other farmers.




Kevin Semke who owns and operates Semke Farms in rural Coon Valley with his son Kyle, will be plating about 1000 acres with corn and soybeans this spring.