It appears the United States cut a deal with the European Union to sell more American beef to countries contained within. That is not the case, says a representative of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).
Iowa’s farm real estate value, a measurement of the value of all land and buildings on farms, averaged $7,190 per acre in 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Land Values 2019 Summary. This is down $80 per acre or 1 percent from last year’s level.
Cropland cash rent paid to Iowa landlords in 2019 averaged $230.00 per acre according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Non-irrigated cropland rent averaged $230.00 per acre, down $1.00 from last year. Irrigated cropland rent averaged $235.00 per acre. Pasture rented for cash averaged $59.00 per acre, up $5.00 from the previous year.
Statewide Iowa — Another dry week across most of the State allowed Iowa farmers 6.0 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending August 4, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Read more
Sutherland, Iowa – Iowa State University’s Northwest Iowa Research Farm will host a bioreactor project field day Tuesday, Aug. 13th from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the farm located at 6320 500th Street, Sutherland. Read more
Farmers and ranchers have been anticipating the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) for quite some time. Promise of a compromise has been warranted by many politicians, but there has yet to be a unanimous decision. As the August recess draws near, a spark of hope has been ignited by Senator Chuck Grassley. Read more