Don’t Hesitate To Get In and Sign Up For ARC/PLC

(IARN) — Now is the time to be getting into your county Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices and sign up for either the Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs. You have until March 15th to make your selections, but Iowa State FSA Director Amanda De Jong says there is no time like the present. Read more

Pork Checkoff Ready For 2020 On International Stage

(IARN) — As we enter 2020, we look forward to a clean slate and a fresh start. It is also an opportunity to build on the foundations we already have. This is what the Pork Checkoff is planning to do this year on the international stage. They look forward to getting more bang for your buck in the global marketplace. Read more

WinField United’s InterLock Can Reduce Dicamba Drift By 60%

(IARN) — Dicamba has been a hot button issue for a few years. The product has been invaluable for producers who use it to fight weeds in their soybeans. However, it has posed a problem for some who aren’t using it. Dicamba drift has done damage to fields which do not use the traits. It has led to wilted plants, stunted growth, and sometimes lower yields. Drift has also led to further costs for producers in the form of resprays. Read more

Bunge Sells Share Of Council Bluffs Ethanol Plant

(IARN) — Bunge last week announced the sale of its share of an ethanol production facility. Southwest Iowa Renewable Energy, or SIRE, repurchased Bunge’s membership units effective December 31, 2019. The purchase was made under the terms of the Bunge Membership Interest Purchase Agreement and ends Bunge’s 13-year ownership interest in SIRE. Read more