Improving water quality remains the focus at IDALS

IARN — The recent decision by the Supreme Court over the Waters of the United States (WOTUS) ruled that the Environmental Protection Agency has limits on the jurisdiction over private properties. It also affirmed that the states and local governments still have jurisdiction over their territory. Read more

FBN speeding up land loan approval process

IARN — Traditionally, securing land financing has been a time-consuming and sometimes complicated task. The new Instant Land Loan Approvals program from Farmers Business Network Finance is designed to speed up the loan application process and help farmers in a competitive land market says TJ Wilson director of finance sales at FBN. Read more

Give your swine barn a ventilation checkup

IARN — Even with warmer weather, swine barn ventilation maintenance is a year-round activity. Kevin Rath, AP District Manager, said that keeping the ventilation system in good working order can make all the difference. Read more

Bureau of Land Management’s proposal raises concerns

IARN — The Bureau of Land Management’s recent conservation proposal would be a major shift in public land management. Shelby Hagenauer, American Farm Bureau Federation Senior Government Affairs Director, said the proposal could change the way farmers and ranchers operate in the Western U.S. Read more

Debt deal could mean little new farm bill money

IARN — The United States has never defaulted on its debt but time appears to be running out for both sides of the aisle to come together on a debt limit deal. United States Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says that by June 5th the United States will reach its debt limit unless a deal is agreed to and passed through Congress. Read more