Ample Moisture Wreaks Havoc Across Cattle Country

(IARN) — United States cattle producers have their work cut out for them, as heightened precipitation levels continue to sweep across the nation.

State officials recorded wetter than normal conditions for January. Meteorologists forecasted wet conditions, coming off of Iowa’s tenth wettest year. Additional precipitation amounts challenge Midwest cattle producers. Read more

Ag Economy Supported By Interest Rates, Land Values

(IARN) — The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) – Economic Research Service (ERS) expects net farm income to rise in 2020. Early forecasts suggest a three-percent increase, bringing total net farm income to $96.7 billion. Read more

New Options For Producers Enrolling In ARC/PLC

(IARN) — Agricultural producers soon need to finalize crop insurance plans.

United States farmers have until March 15 to enroll in the Agriculture Risk Loss (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. Read more