USDA announces 2021 SHIPP signup period

IARN — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that agricultural producers in the Prairie Pothole states can now sign up for the Soil Health and Income Protection Program (SHIPP), which provides a short-term option to plant cover on less productive agricultural lands while improving soil health and carbon sequestration. Read more

U.S. red meat exports break records in March

IARN — The U.S. Meat Export Federation says red meat exports raced to a record performance in March with pork and beef exports each posting the highest monthly value ever, reaching a combined total of nearly $1.6 billion. Read more

Argentina considering export tax hike

IARN — There continues to be talk that Argentina is considering an export tariff, which would likely mean less corn and soybeans available from the country to the rest of the world. Read more