US Red Meat Thriving In International Convenience Stores

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


Jorgenson happy to serve as ISA president

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