Ag Economy Barometer mostly unchanged in April

IARN — The April Ag Economy Barometer was 178, virtually unchanged from a month earlier. This month, the index stands at 177, and just five points below its all-time high of 183 set back in October. Compared to March, however, there was a small change in producers’ perspective on the ag economy as they became more optimistic about the future, while their appraisal of the current situation waned. In April, the Index of Future Expectations rose five points to 169, and the Index of Current Conditions moved down seven points to 195. Read more

NPB stresses safety on the farm

IARN — The National Pork Board and the Pork Checkoff are providing resources to help producers prioritize safety in the workplace.

Dr. Heather Fowler, director of producer and public health with the National Pork Board, stresses a safe workplace or farm is important for the workers and the animals. Read more

USDA sets virtual food waste reduction fair

IARN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has announced an upcoming virtual event that will highlight businesses that are creating state-of-the-art technical solutions to reduce food loss and waste. Read more

Utilizing Climate FieldView Plus from Bayer

IARN — Bayer continues to expand on its digital platforms that help farmers manage their operations.

FieldView Plus is developed by The Climate Corporation, which is a subsidiary of Bayer. FieldView Plus is seamless data integration and analysis for a deeper understanding of farms and businesses. Kyle King is commercial product director with The Climate Corporation. Read more