IABRN — November is Hunger Awareness Month and Iowa farmers take their role in feeding the world to heart. “I’m proud the egg farmers in Iowa have stepped up for those that struggle to afford their products. Eggs are not only one of the most nutritious foods and best proteins in the diet, but they also have rarely been available to food bank customers, and certainly not on a consistent basis,” said Iowa Egg Council Executive Director, Kevin Stiles.
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.
IABRN — Department of Agriculture officials completed their second-to-last 2019 trade mission.
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.
IABRN — Animal identification in beef cattle is still a hot issue, almost 20 years after being brought forth by segments of industry, government and consumer groups who wanted it for a number of purposes.
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.