Iowa Ag News – Cattle On Feed Report

Statewide Iowa — Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in Iowa feedlots with a capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 630,000 head on September 1st, according to the latest USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service – Cattle on Feed report. This was unchanged from August 1st, but down 7 percent from September 1st last year. Read more

Experts: China, USMCA Deals Crucial To Iowa Economy

Statewide Iowa — (RI) — Economist Ernie Goss says he’s concerned when economic pressure, like tariffs, are used to reach non-economic goals, like trying to get China to stop stealing intellectual property. Read more

South Korean ASF Means U.S. Needs To Double-Down On Biosecurity

We have been very fortunate to keep African Swine Fever (ASF) from the Western Hemisphere. It has taken a lot of hard work by thousands of trained inspectors in multiple countries. Much of the world has been high alert. Despite the preparedness, South Korea recently joined the ranks of ASF afflicted countries.

South Korea is now the ninth Asian country to find cases of ASF in its hog population.

For the complete report from the Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network, CLICK HERE.

Senator Ernst Says, “Devil In The Details” For Helping Biofuels

President Trump recently met with Ag state Senators and other leaders to find a way to support the ethanol industry. On Thursday he met with oil state Senators. This fact could make a biofuels’ supporter’s heart skip a beat. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst talked about her meeting with the President and her concerns about any ethanol deal.

Senator Ernst felt the meeting she had in the Oval Office with other biofuels supporters was constructive. She feels the President has gotten a clear message.

For the complete report, CLICK HERE.

Photo courtesy of Senator Joni Ernst’s YouTube Channel