USDA NASS To Collect Additional Iowa Data For Crop Report

IARN — The Department of Agriculture (USDA) will collect additional harvested acreage information for corn and soybeans in Iowa in preparation for the September 11 Crop Production report. USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service says corn and soybeans in Iowa have been impacted by the recent derecho storm. According to Lance Honing of NASS, the additional data will help to better assess the full impact. If the newly collected data justifies any changes, NASS will publish updated harvested acreage estimates in the September report. Read more

Momentum For US Beef In China

IARN — U.S. beef exports will benefit as China’s foodservice sector continues to rebound from Covid-19 restrictions imposed earlier this year, according to the U.S. Meat Export Federation. Read more

Iowa Farmer Weathering The Storm

IARN — One week ago derecho cut across Iowa. A Grundy County farmer, whose farming operation sustained notable damages, remains hopeful of a quick recovery. Read more

USDA Announces Changes To Emergency Haying And Grazing Provisions

IARN — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency recently announced changes for emergency haying and grazing use of acres enrolled in the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP). This includes changes outlined in the 2018 Farm Bill that streamlines the authorization process for farmers and ranchers. Read more