RSS Feed businessrecord.com : Ag & Environment http://businessrecord.com:80 A feed of current articles not set 2014-08-23T01:35:33.9618126Z Plummeting crop prices drive Mainstreet Index down <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The monthly&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001TzT0hNmItyDl3kBXbxk9jPa__o8ChUCKa1zUPuFJkXnJNtpai8p1TrVrSSfiz7tPecAF5_WbjCoM9RQ2Ty-V4xBJ0Av8gKm4x2U-MpozVYepv_6UkyIHFH7PkN7-Ld4W4jLhJDEWLYS_2kSd5Pm47vSr83a47ciEp1AEIevTfQhJc8_lGJ_WQ5BGYn53M-L0m99mis4HTeE=" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">Rural Mainstreet Index</a><span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;fell to it lowest level in almost two years for in August -- a factor of plummeting crop prices, said Ernie Goss, an economist at Creighton University and creator of the index.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Ag---Environment/Ag---Environment/Article/Plummeting-crop-prices-drive-Mainstreet-Index-down/163/787/65039 Ag & Environment Farm Bureau Federation contributes $250,000 to FFA STEM program <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation has made a $250,000 contribution to the Iowa FFA Foundation.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Ag---Environment/Ag---Environment/Article/Farm-Bureau-Federation-contributes--250-000-to-FFA-STEM-program/163/787/64943 Ag & Environment Deere lays off more than 600 production workers <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;">Deere &amp; Co. this morning announced it will reduce its manufacturing workforce by placing more than 600 employees on indefinite layoff at four of its Midwest agricultural equipment plants, including John Deere Des Moines Works in Ankeny.</p> <p style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; background-color: #ffffff;">&nbsp;</p> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Ag---Environment/Ag---Environment/Article/Deere-lays-off-more-than-600-production-workers/163/787/64931 Ag & Environment Iowa farmland prices could be leveling off <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13px; background-color: #ffffff;">Iowa farmland values dropped 1 percent in the year ended July 1, and the escalation in prices could be balancing out, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago said in a release.</span> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Ag---Environment/Ag---Environment/Article/Iowa-farmland-prices-could-be-leveling-off/163/787/64922 Ag & Environment Deere cuts profit forecast <span style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; background-color: #ffffff;">Moline, Ill.-based Deere &amp; Co. cut its fiscal-year profit forecast and said today that it will scale back production as record crops weigh on grain prices and deter spending by U.S. farmers,&nbsp;</span><a track="on" shape="rect" href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?e=001xGrf2Pp9FfRuEfbVYrik8yDBkHEPjj1j_LUu3QkTgmpfSH7CHxPkSn7vc7PIAPtqBLDSpVBdcnIwrf3IANNuKWEWfLImJVuygjn4cn2AC207CPP6nQhtnMy8E3fbhskA6Q-6oU5Q4wCZ9JUn64V3FYAa5LD8ntlAJA7Md-bnaVI0WA7eBt33EqnR-SWphPB1heJb0M4sHek=" linktype="1" target="_blank" style="font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 13.333333969116211px; color: #1a63a1; background-color: #ffffff;">Bloomberg reported.</a> http://businessrecord.com:80/Content/Ag---Environment/Ag---Environment/Article/Deere-cuts-profit-forecast/163/787/64873 Ag & Environment