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China trade issues hitting farmers hard

5/20/2019

An escalation of tariffs hits at time when farmers are already facing economic uncertainty and hardship.

Farmland values hold strength in sagging economy

5/20/2019

Farmland values and cash rents remain comparatively strong despite a nearly 50% drop in net farm income over the past few years

IFBF Economic Summit to focus on farm finances

5/20/2019

Maintaining and strengthening farm finances in today’s difficult ag economy will be a key focus of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) 2019 Economic Summit

U.S. calls off Canadian tariffs

5/20/2019

Deal removes a barrier to Congressional consideration of USMCA trade deal.

Livestock Markets - May 22, 2019

5/20/2019

Livestock Markets - May 22, 2019

Iowa Hay Auctions - May 22, 2019

5/20/2019

Iowa Hay Auctions - May 22, 2019

No ‘silver bullet’ on the horizon for ASF vaccine

5/20/2019

The scientific community has a high interest in finding a solution to protect the hog population from disease that’s quickly spreading across Asia

Iowa Farm Bureau pleased with deal to lift Mexico and Canada retaliatory tariffs

5/17/2019

“Today’s announcement that the Trump Administration is lifting the 232 Steel and Aluminum tariffs is a positive development, particularly for Iowa pork producers, and IFBF members are hopeful this is the beginning of continued progress on opening trade markets. Iowa Farm Bureau members have been advocating for increased trade and closely monitoring the situation as trade disruptions are coming at a difficult time for Iowa farmers; floods are wreaking havoc; weather is driving planting delays and low commodity prices continue to make profits elusive.

Farm Bureau calls for quick resolution on China trade

5/16/2019

America’s farmers need a swift resolution to the ongoing trade war between the U.S. and China, American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said in a letter to President Trump.

2018 Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll Summary Report

5/15/2019

The Iowa Farm and Rural Life Poll is an annual survey of Iowa farmers. The survey project collects and disseminates information on issues of importance to farmers and agricultural stakeholders across Iowa and the Midwest.

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