IARN — Livestock and poultry producers who suffered losses during the pandemic due to insufficient access to processing can apply for assistance for those losses and animal depopulation and disposal costs. U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the Pandemic Livestock Indemnity Program (PLIP) during his speech at the National Pork Industry Conference in Wisconsin Dells, WI. The announcement is part of the USDA’s Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative. Livestock and poultry producers can apply for assistance through the USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) from July 20 to Sept. 17 of this year. Read more
IARN — A panel discussion at a recent Agri-Pulse Food and Ag Policy Summit focused on innovations in agriculture to overcome labor challenges. Read more
IARN — For 85 years, Social Security has been an important source of income in retirement for most Americans. Read more
IARN — The National Pork Board has launched a new campaign that features local flavors and traditions of the top pork dishes in each state. Read more
IARN — Much needed rain showers limited Iowa farmers to 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending July 11th, according to the weekly Crop Progress and Conditions Report on Monday. Read more
IARN — The grain markets all closed higher on WASDE Report day on Monday.
Allendale commodity broker Greg McBride tells IARN that for the July estimates, USDA made no changes to soybeans. Read more