IABRN — Mother Nature proved challenging for both crop and livestock farmers alike this year.
Northwest Iowa — Almost all — but not quite all — of the corn has now been harvested in northwest Iowa. That’s from the latest Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Read more
IABRN — Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds addressed Tuesday’s luncheon at the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention. She gave her support to Iowa’s producers.
Washington D.C. — Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley, a Republican, is calling on House Democrats to “be reasonable” and “act quickly” to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement before the week is out.
IABRN — President Donald Trump Monday announced new tariffs on Brazil and Argentina, citing harm to U.S. farmers. Trump says the tariffs on steel from Brazil and Argentina are in response to the “devaluation of their currencies.” Speaking to reporters on the White House lawn before departing for the NATO gathering in London, President Trump stated, “Our steel companies will be very happy, and our farmers will be very happy.”
IABRN — Last Thursday, the European Parliament gave its approval to an agreement reached at the White House back in August. This agreement gives the United States country-specific access to the European Union’s (EU) duty-free high-quality beef quota. This agreement could triple duty-free exports to the EU over the next seven years.