It Hasn’t Been This Dry In Iowa Since 2013

Northwest, Iowa — The weekly Iowa crop and weather report shows only half of the state’s corn crop and just 56 percent of the state’s soybeans are rated in the good to excellent categories. Iowa Ag Secretary Mike Naig says that’s the lowest rating for corn this season. Read more

U.S. & China hold scheduled discussion on Phase One implementation

IARN — Ambassador Lighthizer and Secretary Mnuchin participated in a regularly scheduled call this evening with China’s Vice Premier Liu He to discuss the implementation of the historic Phase One Agreement between the United States and China.  The parties addressed steps that China has taken to effectuate structural changes called for by the Agreement that will ensure greater protection for intellectual property rights, remove impediments to American companies in the areas of financial services and agriculture, and eliminate forced technology transfer. Read more