Telling the story of ag and tractor pulling

IARN — Understanding the consumer through his or her own eyes, our end users of the products – the consumers of food of course – and their take on what happens out in the countryside without knowledge of production.  You’ll generally find Kyle Jackson, dressed in his famous bib overalls standing at the end of the 300-foot track at many tractor pulls across Eastern Iowa, Western Wisconsin, and Illinois throughout the summer. He says he enjoys telling the story of agriculture and tractor pulling. Read more

West Coast Longshoreman ratify new port labor contract

IARN — Members of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU), which represents dockworkers at all U.S. West Coast ports, have voted to ratify a tentative contract agreement reached in mid-June. The six-year agreement is retroactive to July 1, 2022, and runs through July 1, 2028. Read more

Beef Promotion Operating Committee meeting next week

IARN — The Cattlemen’s Beef Board will hold its Beef Promotion Operating Committee meeting in Denver on September 6-7. The Committee consists of 20 cattle producers- ten from the beef board and ten from the federation. Jimmy Taylor, chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, said they come together to decide which projects will be funded for fiscal year 2024, which starts October 1st. Read more