Education and outreach efforts highlighted at IFU convention

IARN — The Iowa Farmers Union kicked off its annual state convention Thursday afternoon. This year’s attendees are enjoying the activities from the comfort of their own homes as the event is being conducted virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more

Dairy Margin Coverage will “make a big difference in 2021”

IARN — USDA’s Farm Service Agency this year issued four Dairy Margin Coverage payments, as dairy producers were pressed by the coronavirus pandemic. The current USDA forecast indicates margins will drop below $9.50/cwt in the first half of 2021, making it another challenging year for the dairy industry. Read more

Leadership changes on House Ag Committee announced

IARN — We have new leadership on the House Ag Committee in the next Congress. Both Democrats and Republicans picked their new leadership to replace Chairman Collin Peterson (D-MN 7th) who was defeated in the elections,  and Ranking Member Congressman Michael Conaway (R-TX 11th) who decided not to seek reelection in 2020. Read more