Statewide Iowa — The number of complaints from Iowa farmers about a powerful herbicide floating from one field to another and causing damage has reached record levels this year. Read more
IARN — Farmers have made significant progress on the soybean harvest over the last two weeks as nearly one-third of the US crop was harvested during that span. Read more
IARN — The convenience store sector continues to be a rapidly growing outlet for US pork and beef in international markets.
According to the US Meat Export Federation, convenience stores have made significant adjustments to accommodate changing consumer routines and preferences during the Covid-19 pandemic. Jesse Austin – USMEF vice president for marketing – explains that many countries have seen a dramatic increase in people working from home, so convenience stores in central business districts have seen a decline in sales while those in residential areas are flourishing. Read more
Northwest, Iowa — Harvest is going on strong across Northwest Iowa, and soon the hard work will be complete. Read more
IARN — Iowa DNR staff responded to a complaint last Wednesday, September 30th of manure discharging into the Rock River about five miles southwest of Rock Valley. Read more
IARN — Sidney farmer Jeff Jorgenson’s term as the new president of the Iowa Soybean Association is underway.
The Iowa Soybean Association board of directors elected executive committee officers in September to serve the association in one-year terms. Jorgenson accepted the role of President. Joining him on the executive committee are President-Elect Robb Ewoldt of Davenport, Treasurer Dave Walton of Wilton, Secretary Randy Miller of Lacona, and At-Large Jeff Frank of Auburn. Read more