CARES Act Offers Relief To Agricultural Producers

(IARN) — The way we have come to access goods and services has changed drastically over the past few weeks.

The U.S. Department of Agiruclture (USDA) has also been forced to adjust the way it serves United States farmers and ranchers. One USDA Undersecretary outlines those changes up next. Read more

Protect Your Grain; Protect Your Profit

(IARN) — Two-thousand-nineteen seemed “crummy,” among other things. If we are not careful, last year’s nightmares will come back to haunt us.

Numerous factors impacted grain quality this past year. Dannis Wharf, regional sales manager with Central Life Sciences, says additional challenges may arise, if farmers are not cautious. Read more

Dairy Industry Looks For Help During COVID-19 Outbreak

(IARN) — Many of the Ag sectors are hurting during this Coronavirus pandemic. However, it seems to be especially hard on the dairy industry. The industry faced several years of setbacks and hardships and really looked at 2019 as a place where they could hit the brakes and start to claw their way back up. Now, they are facing another set of challenges along with the rest of agriculture. The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) is looking to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Sonny Perdue to help. Read more

Iowa Corn Growers Connect With Lawmakers Virtually

(IARN) — Iowa Corn Grower’s Association (ICGA) members are reaching state lawmakers through different methods of communication.

Members typically meet with legislators in-person for their annual “Iowa Corn Day on The Hill.” However, legislators and their staff are working remotely, due to COVID-19. IGCA president Jim Greif says this “one-day effort to spread the message of Iowa Corn” looks a little different this year. Read more

UPL: Equipped To Satisfy Your Crop Protection Needs

(IARN) — UPL, the fifth largest agrochemical company in the world, looks forward to satisfying growers’ crop protection needs during the upcoming crop season.

UPL completed its acquistion of Arysta LifeScience from Platform Specialty Products in 2019, “further strengthening UPL’s position as a global leader in agricultural solutions.” Ryan Henry, Midwest technical services manager with UPL, speaks to products stemming from the acquisition. Read more