Iowa Agriculture Prices Report

The average price received by farmers for corn during September in Iowa was $3.72 per bushel according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. This was down 19 cents from the August price but 43 cents above September 2018.

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Chinese Ag Purchases Becomes Sticking Point In Negotiations

IABRN — U.S. President Donald Trump has said China will commit to buying up to $50 billion in U.S. agricultural products as part of a Phase One trade agreement between the countries, However, reports are that amount is becoming a sticking point in the negotiations. That $50 billion is more than double the amount of U.S. ag commodities that China purchased during the year before the trade war began.

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USDA Releases Interim Hemp Rule

IABRN — Farmers across have been anxiously waiting for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to release its framework rules for regulating the production of hemp. Yesterday, USDA unveiled its U.S. Domestic Hemp Production Program. This means the rules are ready for the 2020 growing season.

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