Farmers Prevented From Planting Crops On More Than 19 Million Acres

WASHINGTON – Agricultural producers reported they were not able to plant crops on more than 19.4 million acres in 2019, according to a new report released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). This marks the most prevented plant acres reported since USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) began releasing the report in 2007 and 17.49 million acres more than reported at this time last year.

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Agribusiness Succession Workshop Coming To Spirit Lake

Spirit Lake, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a Farm and Agribusiness Succession workshop on Thursday, Aug. 29 from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach office located at the Dickinson County Fairgrounds in Spirit Lake. Read more


Governor Disappointed In RFS Announcement

Statewide Iowa — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced that they’re granting 31 small refinery waiver exemptions from the biofuel blending requirements under the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Read more


Ag Markets Pull Back Out Of Big Lows

(IABRN) — Market prices took a dive, after Chinese officials announced intentions to halt all United States grain purchases. Grain markets, on Thursday, finally found the strength to pull themselves out of big lows.

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Mid-Year Meat Exports To Mexico And Asia Strong

Beef and pork exports remain strong, especially to Mexico, China, South Korea and Taiwan. The real numbers to benchmark what could be our highs and potential for continued strong demand from Asia and Mexico.

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