IARN — The Governor’s Charity Steer Show is an annual event that helps raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMH) in Iowa. There are three RMH locations: Sioux City, Des Moines, and Iowa City. These houses offer a base of operations and support for the families of children who are battling major health issues. Ronald McDonald House Charities believes that families have enough to worry about when they are going through a medical event and that they shouldn’t have to worry about where they are staying and how they can keep the rest of the family unit functioning. Read more
IARN — Many farmers made their way to Logan, Iowa on Wednesday to learn about ongoing weed resistance management projects and trials. Read more
IARN — Case IH has announced updates to its Puma series tractors.
According to J.E. Cadle – Case IH mid-range tractor marketing manager – the updates will feature a redesigned look and improved lighting conditions. Read more
Northwest Iowa — The crops in northwest Iowa are doing okay, but most of them could sure use a shot of rain. Read more
IARN — An amendment to the House Appropriations for Agriculture bill would prohibit China from purchasing U.S. agricultural land and make any land it currently owns ineligible for farm program payouts. U.S. Representative Dan Newhouse (R-WA) introduced the amendment to the House Appropriations Committee and said that, in recent years, China has been looking for ways to increase their global footprint. Read more
IARN — Late last year, the National Pork Board and the Pork Checkoff launched their Real Pork campaign to help drive demand for pork products by highlighting and celebrating everything special about pork raised in the United States. The program was tested right out of the gate, being launched in the middle of a global pandemic. However, instead of feeling challenged, the program was able to use the health crisis as a way to thrive when people were seeming to ask endless questions about cooking pork at home. Read more