Weekly export sales strong again

IARN — The U.S. Export Sales Report released by USDA Thursday morning for the week ending January 21st once again showed solid sales for corn and soybeans. Read more

ICA reinforces commitment to market transparency in 2021

IARN — Cattlemen and women convened virtually this week for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Annual Meeting.

The Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA) this year conducted its annual meeting in a virtual setting, due to gathering and social distancing restrictions. ICA President-elect Bob Noble said members and staff embraced the change. Read more

IPPA annual meeting summary

IARN — The Iowa Pork Producers Association held its annual in-person meeting on Tuesday.

Meeting at the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center in Des Moines, delegates held discussions on financial reports, bylaws, committee activity, a pork checkoff update, and several other topics related to the industry. Read more

USDA announces COVID-19 farm loan relief

IARN — The Department of Agriculture (USDA) Wednesday announced the temporary suspension of past-due debt collections and foreclosures for distressed borrowers under the Farm Storage Facility Loan and the Direct Farm Loan programs. The measures are to provide relief to farmers during the COVID-19 pandemic. USDA will temporarily suspend non-judicial foreclosures, debt offsets or wage garnishments, and referring foreclosures to the Department of Justice. Read more