Iowa DOT To Run B100 In 10 Des Moines Snowplows This Winter

Des Moines, Iowa — (IARN) — Biofuels have had their challenges this year, but they are still pushing the limits of what we thought possible just a few years ago. Science is finding ways to get the most out of biofuels while reducing our dependence on foreign oil and helping the environment. The Iowa Department of Transportation (Iowa DOT) has long been a supporter of biofuels and is going to be running a fleet of ten Des Moines snowplows on B100 blend. Read more

Applications Open For 2020 Iowa Watershed Awards

Statewide Iowa — (IARN) — Do you know an outstanding watershed coordinator in Iowa? These dedicated professionals are key players in advancing and implementing Iowa’s Nutrient Reduction Strategy (NRS) and Water Quality Initiative (WQI). The Iowa Agriculture Water Alliance (IAWA) wants your help in recognizing these individuals. Read more

How “Moneyball” Ties Into Farming

Omaha, Nebraska — (IARN) — American and Canadian growers convened in Omaha, Nebraska last week for Farmer2Farmer V, hosted by Farmers Business Network (FBN). Read more

Farm Credit Administration: Expect Low Crop Prices In 2020

Washington, D.C. — (IARN) — A quarterly report to the Farm Credit Administration last week suggests commodity prices will mostly remain low next year. The report cites large global supplies of crops in storage, saying that will limit attractive price opportunities for U.S. farmers. For the next three years, soybean prices are projected at roughly $8.50 a bushel, with corn at $3.70 a bushel. Read more

Senator Grassley Talks About Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension

Statewide Iowa – (IARN) — Tuesday morning it was announced that bill of tax credit extensions, or “extenders” was agreed to in Congress. It is a package we have been waiting for a few years as the last credits expired on December 31st, 2017. Senator Grassley updated Ag media on the announcement in his weekly address. Read more