Appropriations Committees Are Moving Ag Spending Bills Forward

IABRN — The Federal Government has until November 21st to fund itself or kick the can down the road. While the choices are being negotiated in the halls of Congress, both the House and Senate have passed Ag funding bills through their respective appropriation committees.

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Latest Iowa Crop Progress And Condition Report

Statewide there were 5.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending November 10, 2019 although winter weather moved across Iowa bringing more snowfall to the northern half of the State according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. There were reports across the State concerning propane shortages slowing corn harvest due to the high moisture content of the crop and the need to dry it down. Read more


WASDE Report is Mostly Positive For Dairy

The milk production forecasts for 2019 and 2020 in the recent WASDE report were raised from the previous month as stronger growth in milk per cow more than offsets a slower expected recovery in the cow inventory.

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Cattle Industry Makes Impressive Recovery

IABRN — The cattle industry has seen a few good years. A fire at a western Kansas packing plant this summer, however, caused fed cattle prices to drop sharply. After the shock and redistribution of 3,000 head per day to other facilities, the market began to recover.

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Flood Chances Do Not Diminish In Missouri River Valley

IABRN — 2019 saw Mother Nature pack a wallop to the Missouri River valley in western Iowa. Citizens in the area are still trying to recover from flooding which happened way back in March. Levies have been breached, patched, breached again, and so on. Many residents would be excited to turn the page if 2020 was looking better. As of right now, it isn’t.

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Ag Bankers Examine State Of Farm Economy

IABRN — We start a new week of political controversy in Washington, D.C., continuing harvest across the Corn Belt and winter weather that is unusually harsh for this season.

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