June egg production drops three percent, milk up slightly

IARN — The USDA says America’s egg production totaled 8.67 billion during June, a three percent drop from last year. Production included 7:39 billion table eggs and 1.28 billion hatching eggs. Of the hatching eggs, 1.19 billion were broilers and 89.4 million were egg-type. The average number of egg layers totaled 366 million in June, down four percent from last year. Read more


Ethanol production rises after six consecutive weekly declines

IARN — The Energy Information Administration says U.S. ethanol output increased for the first time in six weeks while inventories dropped slightly. During the week ending on July 15, production rose to an average of 1.03 million barrels a day. The EIA report says that’s up from just over one million barrels a day during the previous week, the first gain since June 10. Read more


Agritourism app on the way to provide education

IARN — Telling the story of American Agriculture has been necessary for years, especially as we have become more connected on the internet. False information is spouted as truthful data, and consumers don’t know what to think. It has taken some time to find producers and those involved in the Ag industry to be proactive and tell the story of farming in America. Read more


June egg production drops three percent, milk up slightly

IARN — The USDA says America’s egg production totaled 8.67 billion during June, a three percent drop from last year. Production included 7:39 billion table eggs and 1.28 billion hatching eggs. Of the hatching eggs, 1.19 billion were broilers and 89.4 million were egg-type. The average number of egg layers totaled 366 million in June, down four percent from last year. Read more


Important milestone reached on commercial farm for HPAI quarantine restrictions

IARN — The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship today announced that the last commercial Iowa poultry farm has been released from highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) quarantine restrictions. The restrictions prohibited the movement of poultry and poultry products on or off the affected premises and were lifted after the farm cleared all HPAI testing protocols and quarantine requirements. Read more