Swine Industry In “Dire Crisis” Requests Immediate Government Intervention

(IARN) — “America’s hog farmers take pride in supplying the world’s most popular, affordable, and highest quality protein. We are resilient, and typically a self-sufficient bunch,” shares Howard “A.V.” Roth, National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) president.

Roth, however, continued by laying out the harsh reality United States hog farmers face: COVID-19 has created unprecedented circumstances, having a sudden and devestating impact on U.S. hog farmers. Read more

Incorporating Beef Liver Into Peruvian Diet To Help Combat Anemia

(IARN) — Many Peruvian children are faced with anemia.

Over 50-percent of children ranging from infancy to three years of age, living in Peru’s rural communities, suffer from anemia, according to the Catholic Medical Mission Board.

Various organizations dedicate efforts to help combat this health problem, which commonly stems from not having enough iron. Read more

IPPA Searches For “Best Breaded Tenderloin” To Restore Some Normalcy

(IARN) — Comfort foods are high on the list of what Iowans are looking for in this stressful time. In Iowa, one of the star comfort foods is the breaded pork tenderloin. Despite the fact that many of our local restaurants are closed, or maybe only running a take-out service, the Iowa Pork Producers Association (IPPA) restaurant and foodservice committee is looking ahead and hoping Iowans will join them as the search begins to find the best breaded tenderloin in Iowa. In October, the 2020 winner will be announced! Read more

IDALS Introduces Online Pesticide Self-Service Portal

(IARN) — Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig announced that pesticide license applications and payments can now be completed online through the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship’s new pesticide self-service portal.

“The online pesticide system modernizes the way the Department receives and processes license applications and payments,” said Secretary Naig. “This new system is an example of our continued focus on customer service across the Department. It will be especially helpful for applicators who are looking to get certified for this growing season.”

The system is available starting April 13, and can be accessed at iowaagriculture.force.com/pesticideapplicator. Read more

Scammers Now Using Economic Impact Payments As Bait

(IARN) — U.S. residents will soon receive economic impact payments.

Individuals or head of household filers can expect one-thousand-two-hundred dollars, while married couples filing jointly and not dependent of another taxpayer can expect two-thousand-four-hundred dollars, according to the Internal Revenue Service. Read more