USDA’S Censky returning to ASA

IARN — After serving as the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture since 2017, the man who led the American Soybean Association (ASA) for 21 years is returning to familiar territory. Stephen Censky is leaving USDA to return to the helm of the grower group as Chief Executive Officer. Censky will officially join ASA on November 9 and resumes his post after the departure of Ryan Findlay, who’s credited with helping the organization restructure internally and establish an independent government affairs office in Washington, D.C. Read more

CFAP 2.0 provides additional relief to agricultural producers

IARN — Agricultural producers facing coronavirus-related hardships may soon apply for additional relief.

President Donald J. Trump and U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced up to an additional 14 billion dollars for agricultural producers who continue to face market disruptions and associated costs because of COVID-19. Iowa Farm Service Agency executive director Amanda DeJong offers additional insight into the program. Read more

GROWMARK propane manager feels good about supply

IARN — The forecast for propane supply is looking good, according to GROWMARK’s manager of propane operations.

GROWMARK has been concentrating on keeping tanks filled and making sure product is in place so farmers have plenty of propane to get through the grain drying season. Dan Pannier with GROWMARK says the expectation is we will have an adequate supply of propane this year after a challenging Fall in 2019. Read more