IABRN — Late last week, the Chinese government stated that the U.S and China had reached an agreement to begin rolling back tariffs after a phase one trade deal is signed.
Rock Rapids, Iowa (IABRN) — The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) elected their new officers during the Strategic Planning Conference, last week. Algona hog producer Conley Nelson stepped down as the Chairman. He was succeeded by Cevin Jones of Idaho.
Orange City, Iowa – The I-29 Moo University is hosting two dairy field days in November. Each field day will start at 12:30 p.m. and wrap up around 3:30 p.m. Light refreshments and SDSU ice cream will be served. The field days are offered at no cost, so be sure to join for a tour of the dairies and in-depth discussions. Read more
Des Moines, Iowa — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds left early Friday morning on a trade mission to Japan. Read more
Statewide, Iowa — Iowa corn production is forecast at 2.52 billion bushels according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Crop Production report. Based on conditions as of November 1, yields are expected to average 192 bushels per acre, unchanged from the October 1 forecast but down 4 bushels per acre from last year. Corn planted acreage is estimated at 13.5 million acres. An estimated 13.1 million of the acres planted will be harvested for grain. Read more
IABRN — As the mercury continues to dip and the flakes begin to fly, it is time to be prepared for winter. Maintaining the environment for your animals is critical in these cold months. The equipment in your hog barns needs to be ready, as well as the structure itself. We have a quick checklist of things you should be concerned about.