Here are some Web sites that are worth checking out.

www.ams.usda.gov/lsmnpubs/PDF_Weekly/Ethanol.pdf

Not exactly a stand-alone Web site, but each week USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service provides reports on dried, modified and wet distillers’ grains, along with corn and ethanol prices. Presented in a PDF format, this version will help you track prices for distillers’ dried grains with solubles, monitor trends and decide when product prices fit your needs.


www.agecon.purdue.edu/farmbill

PurdueUniversity’s “2007 Farm Bill Issues and Analysis” Web site addresses 2007 Farm Bill topics, such as conservation, energy, crops and livestock, trade policy and more. The site is designed to help inform the public, producers, agribusinesses and commodity groups about the future farm bill. It has an overview of USDA’s farm bill proposals, as well as links to the Economic Research Service farm bill and USDA’s Farm Service Agency. It will be updated as proposals develop and the debate unfolds.


www.iowafarmertoday.com/blog

Crop conditions can change rapidly during the growing season, and Iowa is a major producer, which is why Iowa State University and Iowa Farmer Today have teamed up to launch something called CropWatch Blog. The site features 13 agronomy specialists from IowaState and industry partners. Throughout the growing season, they will post reports of crop conditions, weed problems, and disease and pest threats as they arise in fields across Iowa.