How inflation impacted farmers in 2022

IARN — Inflation has had an impact on everyone in 2022 and farmers are no exception. Federal interest rates have climbed, and agricultural inputs costs are sky high also. Read more

AFBF announces keynote speaker for 2023 convention

IARN — The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) just announced the keynote speaker for its 2023 convention in Puerto Rico, January 6-11, 2023. Nikki Jones, Director of Events Marketing with IDEAg, said Bert Jacobs will deliver the keynote address. Read more

John Deere revamps steering in MY 23.5 7-Series tractors

IARN — How many of you that drive a tractor or have driven one in a previous life, remember the constant need to keep moving the wheel ever so slightly back and forth to keep the tractor straight when traveling down the road? There was always a little play in the wheel to keep it pointed true. Some of us had that steering knob mounted on the wheel to help our hands keep the movement fluid without it becoming an actual pain. It is just a way of life on the farm, right? Read more

Mexico now open to importing some Brazilian pork

IARN — As part of its ongoing effort to attract more meat suppliers to the Mexican market, the Government of Mexico is now allowing some imports of Brazilian pork. Erin Borror, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) vice president of economic analysis, explained that all Brazilian products must come from the state of Santa Catarina, which is free of foot and mouth disease (FMD) and does not vaccinate for FMD. Read more