Northwest Iowa — Farmers saw one of the driest weeks so far in the harvest season and they were able to get a lot done. Read more
IABRN – The day will come when livestock producers will be told how to care for their animals by animal welfare activists.
Field conditions throughout Iowa improved allowing farmers 5.1 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending October 20, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. Fieldwork activities included chopping silage; applying fertilizer and manure; and harvesting hay, seed corn, soybeans, and corn for grain.
IABRN – We have been hearing for more than a few months that we should see the United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) passed this fall. House Democrats wanted to have a few assurances on labor, environment, and enforcement. The talk of impeachment has clouded this discussion. Many Americans are worried partisan politics will defeat a bi-partisan achievement.
IABRN – My father remembered when he was a child in Oklahoma, during tough times, he had no shoes to wear in the summer. His father knew he was unhappy about it so he pointed out a man who had no feet.
IABRN – Last week, we heard from the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) on work they are doing to develop a feed market in Africa, by helping the farmers boost their poultry operations.