The Center for Agricultural and Rural Development (CARD) has again conducted the 2018-19 land value and leasing surveys. Both results were earlier-announced and form the foundation for the annual ISU Extension and Outreach Land Leasing & Value meetings. This year, the local county ISU Extension and Outreach offices will be hosting a meeting in each of the 13 Northwest Iowa counties. Thanks to those of you who have attended in the past; we hope to see many of you this year, too!
The average price received by farmers for corn during June in Iowa was $3.95 per bushel according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Agricultural Prices report. This was up 36 cents from the May price and 41 cents above June 2018.
The U.S. and China are trying to “reset” trade discussions after talks broke down back in May. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will hold face-to-face conversations with Chinese officials on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Northwest Iowa — A northwest Iowa ethanol plant suspended production this week “until further notice.” Read more
Northwest Iowa — A farm family from O’Brien County and another from Osceola County will receive awards during this year’s Iowa State Fair. Read more