IARN — The Canadian Prairies, especially much of the southern Prairie region, have received less than half of its average precipitation and there are no storms forecast in the near future. Read more
IARN — Both chambers of the Iowa Legislature have approved a measure that would dissolve a Missouri River commission that was established in the early 1990s. Read more
IARN — It’s been dry but cool this week across Iowa and farmers are trying to make that big decision on when to start planting. Read more
IARN — Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told House lawmakers Wednesday the Department of Agriculture is ending the Farmers to Families Food Box program. Read more
Statewide Iowa — Iowa Senator Joni Ernst is co-sponsoring legislation designed to foster more disclosure of the prices paid for cattle, as well as a bill to block federal agencies from promoting a “meatless” diet among employees.
IARN — U.S. farm tractor unit sales extended their growth streak to eleven straight months. Canada also extended its own streak with a strong month of March, according to the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. U.S. total farm tractor sales rose 84.1 percent in March compared to 2020. Meanwhile, U.S. combine sales grew 6.7 percent. Read more