Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Report

Statewide Iowa — Iowa farmers had 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork during the week ending December 8, 2019, according to the USDA, National Agricultural Statistics Service. However, snow and mud remained issues in parts of the State and delayed some fieldwork. Read more

China Will Lift Some Tariffs On Additional U.S. Pork & Soybeans

Statewide Iowa — (Iowa Agribusiness Radio Network) — China announced plans on Friday to lift some tariffs on U.S. soybeans and pork. A report says the move could be designed to take some of the heat out of the talks aimed at bringing a truce to the trade war. The Chinese finance ministry said last week it would waive taxes on some imports once companies had applied for exemptions. It didn’t specifically say which goods or how many of the goods would be exempted. Read more