It all comes down to this. Harvest is underway in a few parts of Iowa. 2019 has thrown some knuckleballs, which are far worse than curveballs. Heavy rains, floods, dry periods, late plantings and a shortened growing season come to mind. As we get ready to harvest, it is time to be thinking of what we might be encountering out there, this fall.
The latest trade buzz is with Japan.
Statewide Iowa — Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 630,000 head on September 1st, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This was unchanged from August 1st, but down 7 percent from September 1st last year. Read more
Statewide Iowa — (RI) — Economist Ernie Goss says he’s concerned when economic pressure, like tariffs, are used to reach non-economic goals, like trying to get China to stop stealing intellectual property. Read more
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Thursday reported strong demand for domestic agricultural products, particularly corn and soybeans. A closer look at sales activity in the program below.
We have been very fortunate to keep African Swine Fever (ASF) from the Western Hemisphere. It has taken a lot of hard work by thousands of trained inspectors in multiple countries. Much of the world has been high alert. Despite the preparedness, South Korea recently joined the ranks of ASF afflicted countries.
South Korea is now the ninth Asian country to find cases of ASF in its hog population.
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