(IARN) — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Economic Research Service (ERS) expects net farm income to rise in 2020. Early forecasts suggest a three-percent increase, bringing total net farm income to $96.7 billion. Read more
Statewide Iowa — An Iowa State University report finds it will cost less to plant some crops this spring. Report author Alejandro Plastina says that includes the state’s two major crops. Read more
(IARN) — United States cattle producers met this week in San Antonio for the Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show. Read more
(IARN) — Agricultural producers soon need to finalize crop insurance plans.
United States farmers have until March 15 to enroll in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Read more
(IARN) — President Donald J. Trump today announced the United States intends to initiate trade agreement negotiations with the Republic of Kenya following a meeting at the White House with Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta. Read more
(IARN) — A new Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) analysis found approximately 500 million gallons of E15 were sold nationwide in 2019, setting a new record. RFA says the record proves that the Trump administration’s elimination last summer of an obsolete regulatory barrier is working. However, sales would have been even stronger if not for the RFS compliance exemptions granted by EPA to dozens of refineries. Read more