USDA issues final Packers and Stockyards Act rule

IARN — The USDA’s Ag Marketing Service issued its final rule on the Packers and Stockyards Act. The Trump administration says the final rule establishes the criteria to determine whether an undue or unreasonable preference or advantage has occurred in violation of the act. The rule was published Friday in the Federal Register. Read more


Drought Monitor shows little change for Iowa

IARN — The US Drought Monitor on Thursday once again showed little change for Iowa on the weekly report.

This week’s map shows essentially the same drought coverage that Iowa has seen over the last couple of weeks. Far northwest Iowa is still experiencing D3, or extreme, drought conditions. That pocket of coverage includes Plymouth, Cherokee, Sioux, O’Brien, Clay, Dickinson, and Osceola counties. The rest of the western half of the state is either in D2 severe drought, or D1 moderate drought. Read more


USDA issues final Packers and Stockyards Act rule

IARN — The USDA’s Ag Marketing Service issued its final rule on the Packers and Stockyards Act. The Trump administration says the final rule establishes the criteria to determine whether an undue or unreasonable preference or advantage has occurred in violation of the act. The rule was published Friday in the Federal Register. Read more