Bronaugh talks climate-smart Ag with farm broadcasters

IARN — Dr. Jewell Bronaugh has started her new position as deputy secretary of agriculture at the USDA.

Bronaugh, who has a long career in agriculture including her stint as the Virginia State Executive Director for the USDA Farm Service Agency, recently met with farm broadcasters during an NAFB Zoom call. She said USDA officials are spending a lot of time on the topic of climate-smart agriculture. Read more

Grassley joins Senators to announce bill that will protect U.S. food supply

IARN — Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) partnered with Senators Jon Tester (D-Mont.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) to announce a new bipartisan effort to address anticompetitive practices in the meat and poultry industries that threaten the nation’s food supply and national security after the recent ransomware attack on the country’s largest meat supplier, JBS. Read more

Temps Hit 118 In SW U.S., Will Iowa Be Next?

Statewide Iowa — High temperatures in the southwestern US are forecast to climb as high as 118 degrees over the next few days and there are fears that extreme heat could expand into the Midwest. Read more