Statewide Iowa — A survey finds Iowa had the highest cash rent average for cropland this year at 233-dollars an acre, three dollars an acre higher than last year.
IARN — The U.S. Meat Export Federation says sustainability is an issue of growing importance to international customers of U.S. red meat and other key global audiences. Read more
IARN — Iowa has seen scattered reports of corn hitting the mature stage, while soybeans are reaching a critical stage of development. Read more
IARN — The American Families Plan (AFP), proposed by the Biden administration in April, would provide new social programs to millions of U.S. households. To cover the $1.8 trillion benefits package, the administration has proposed significant tax changes. Read more
Statewide Iowa — The US Environmental Protection Agency is revoking all use of a pesticide called chlorpyrifos, which was used on corn, soybeans and other row crops.
IARN — When United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan was in his confirmation hearings before the United States Senate, he was asked directly if he had any intentions of bringing back the controversial Obama-era Waters of the United States Rule (WOTUS). Agriculture groups had felt that they had been left out of any meaningful discussions of that rule and that it was going too far in its jurisdiction of what could be considered a “navigable waterway.” They weren’t so much arguing about the fact that water quality was imperative, it is just that no interstate commerce happens on a mud puddle in your yard. Read more