It has been hard not to fixate on the challenges Midwest farmers and ranchers faced this past spring. Arguably one of the biggest challenge was excessive rainfall, which fell throughout the spring, summer and fall.
The beef market is dynamic, worldwide.
It has been over a year since the opening salvos were launched in the trade war with China. In this time, we have seen agriculture producers take it square on the chin. The uncertainty in trade was one of the main catalysts in the decline of market values in commodities.
St. Louis, Missouri — Reports of a partial agreement came late Friday after a week of meetings between the Trump Administration and Chinese officials. Read more
Statewide Iowa — Iowa’s two U.S. Senators have both weighed-in on the partial U.S. Trade Agreement with China. Read more
USDA released the October Crop Report this week and it showed a corn crop that is larger than most agricultural interests expected. Many say USDA was unable to measure this year’s growing crop because it was far later than normal.