IARN — Greg, Nathan, and Kendal Peterson, Kansas farmers who make up the famous Peterson Farm Brothers, this week unveiled a new “music video.” The new video, dubbed “Corn Revolution,” pays tribute to the research and development behind today’s corn plants, says Greg Peterson. Read more
IARN — The National Corn Growers Association’s new president began his role on Thursday.
Ohio farmer John Linder will lead NCGA in the new fiscal year. He succeeds Minden farmer Kevin Ross, who is now NCGA Chairman. Linder previously served as the Corn Board liaison to the Market Access Action Team, on the Resolutions Committee and chaired the Finance and Engaging Members Committees. Additionally, he represented NCGA at the National Coalition for Food and Agriculture Research and the National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center. Read more
IARN — The United States is waking up to something they may not have expected or maybe they did. Either way, President Donald Trump confirmed overnight that he and First Lady Melania Trump have both tested positive for COVID-19. Read more
IARN — We continue to see good export numbers on the weekly USDA report.
In the US Export Sales Report released Thursday morning, new crop corn sales were 2.03 million metric tons, primarily to unknown destinations (701,300 MT). New crop soybean exports came in at 2.6 million metric tons, primarily for China (1.33 MMT). Commodities broker Greg McBride with Allendale says a bullish trend continued this week for exports. Read more
Statewide Iowa — China is working to rebuild its grain stockpiles after the pandemic and Iowa farmers will be helping to fill the order. Read more