Could Dean Foods Bankruptcy Open Doors For A Monopoly?

IABRN — Last week, Dean Foods filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company is one of the largest dairy companies in the United States. With the filing, many farmers wonder who will be controlling where they send their milk. Dean is the Parent company of Land O’ Lakes, Organic Valley, and Dairy Pure. This announcement comes amid low dairy prices for producers, despite slow growth in the numbers.

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Cover Crop Workshop To Be Held At Dordt Ag Center December 11

AMES, Iowa—Iowa Learning Farms, along with the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and West Branch of the Floyd River Watershed Project, will host a cover crop workshop on Wednesday, December 11 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. at the Dordt University Agriculture Stewardship Center. The event is free, open to the whole family and includes a complimentary meal.

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Foreign Animal Disease Preparedness Workshop Dec. 3 In Orange City

ORANGE CITY, Iowa – The Iowa Pork Industry Center (IPIC) at Iowa State University, in collaboration with the Iowa Pork Producers Association, will host a workshop to address preparations for a foreign animal disease outbreak on Dec. 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County office in Orange City.

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USDA Extends Deadline On Crop Insurance Premium Payments

IABRN — Farmers around the country are still working hard to get their crops in after a long and slow growing season. Because of this, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has extended the date at which they will begin to charge interest on unpaid crop insurance premiums.

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China Opens Access To U.S. Poultry

IABRN — A lot of news is popping out of Washington, D.C. as we are talking directly to officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture at the National Farm Broadcasting Association (NAFB) Convention in Kansas City, Missouri.

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Speaker Pelosi Says USMCA Movement Is “Imminent”

IABRN — Supporters of the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) have been waiting, rather impatiently, for word the pact was finally going to move through the House of Representatives. Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats had been wanting assurances on labor, especially as it pertains to Mexico. Also, they were looking for enforcement language and environmental improvements. After months of waiting, it seems we may be very close to seeing some movement.

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