IARN — Wyffels Hybrids launched its Serving Those Who Served initiative at last year’s Farm Progress Show. Jill Loehr, Wyffels Hybrids communications manager, says this initiative “goes back to Wyffels Hybrids’ service oriented mindset.” Read more
IARN — The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program has reached another milestone. Read more
Northwest Iowa — Iowa farmers had nearly seven days suitable for fieldwork last week and made the most of it. Read more
IARN — Several factors have created challenges for US red meat exports to Colombia in 2020.
In 2012, Colombia emerged as a leading importer of US pork and a promising market for US beef as a result of the US-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement. Shipments of US pork to Colombia last year alone reached nearly 100,000 metric tons valued at $222 million, while beef exports set a new record of 6,724 metric tons valued at $26 million. Read more
IARN — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is among the agencies examining data from this year’s drought in the state. Read more
IARN — The United States (U.S.) and the United Kingdom (UK) wrapped up the fourth round of trade talks this month, with another round planned for mid-October. The UK Department of International Trade says, “Significant progress has been achieved since launching negotiations in May 2020, and most chapter areas are now in the advanced stages of talks.” Chief Ag Negotiator with the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office, Gregg Doud, recently said, “I’m confident here that we are going to get an opportunity to engage with them and work on these issues,” the issues being tariffs, biotech, and market opportunity. Read more