IARN — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced today that the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship is offering Choose Iowa Marketing and Promotion grants for Iowa producers. The grant program matches up to $25,000 per project to help farmers, businesses and non-profits increase or diversify their agricultural product offerings. Read more
IARN — The stepped-up basis tax break is still in the Biden Administration’s crosshairs, based on recent Congressional testimony. Read more
IARN — Two Iowa farm groups are calling on President Biden to expand market opportunities for biofuels. Read more
Des Moines, Iowa — Iowa Agriculture Secretary Mike Naig says farmers are part of the conversation about capturing and storing carbon because common soil conservation practices can reduce the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Read more
IARN — Friday’s daily wire was active for soybean sales.
Allendale commodity broker Greg McBride says sales of soybeans to both China and unknown destinations were reported Friday morning. Read more
IARN — Late last week, Navigator CO2 Ventures LLC (“Navigator”) announced that, as a result of commitments received during its binding open season, it has obtained the necessary board approvals to proceed with its proposed carbon capture pipeline system, the Heartland Greenway. Navigator is evaluating multiple opportunities based upon the substantial market reception to the project in order to expand the Heartland Greenway’s available capacity and add service offerings for the benefit of its current and future customers. Having successfully reached the initial approval phase, Navigator has commenced the process to obtain all the necessary permits to construct the Heartland Greenway and start initial system commissioning during late 2024 and into early 2025. Read more