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Perdue sees better days ahead for farmers

1/27/2020

After suffering through a very tough year in 2019, American farmers can expect a better year in 2020, in part because of an expected surge in agricultural exports, U.S.

Trump touts actions to help farmers

1/27/2020

President Donald Trump pled­ged to continue “fighting for the farmer and the rancher every single day” in a speech Jan. 19 at the American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) annual convention in Austin, Texas.

Prestage to buy hogs off spot market

1/27/2020

Pork processor expects its Eagle Grove plant to reach full capacity by March.

Cash strategist

1/27/2020

Divide between futures and cash markets widens.

Experts analyze the new China trade agreement | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 31

1/27/2020

In this episode, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service Administrator Ken Isley and Iowa Farm Bureau Senior Economist Dr. Sam Funk analyze the United States' Phase 1 trade agreement with China.

U.S. Senate quickly  approves USMCA

1/20/2020

The trade deal with Canada and Mexico is expected to solidify two key export markets for Iowa farmers.

Phase 1 of China deal signed

1/20/2020

Iowa farm leaders, lawmakers cautiously optimistic deal will significantly boost exports.

More work to do on trade

1/20/2020

Taking control of the term ‘sustainability’ will be key to opening new markets for U.S. farm exports.

Cash strategist 1/22/20

1/20/2020

Uncertainty hangs over crop markets.

Iowa Farm Bureau statement on Senate passage of USMCA

1/16/2020

“The passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada-Agreement (USMCA) marks a significant milestone for Iowa agriculture and several other industries. Mexico and Canada are the two largest export markets for U.S. agriculture, and the passage of USMCA will provide more freedom and certainty in the marketplace, fairer trade, and increased opportunities for Iowa farmers.

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