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Pence pushes for passage of USMCA

10/15/2019

The Vice President says the trade agreement with Mexico and Canada would boost Iowa ag exports and create jobs.

U.S.-China reach tentative deal

10/15/2019

As part of the deal, China is expected to ramp up purchases of U.S. crops and meats.

Bean stockpile more than doubles

10/7/2019

Latest USDA report shows corn stocks basically unchanged from last year.

Ag groups cheer Japan trade deal

9/30/2019

Agreement is expected to boost exports of U.S. pork, beef and corn by leveling the playing field with competitors.

‘Top-Up’ payments coming in October

9/30/2019

Producers with crop insurance will automatically receive the additional funds.

Speculators bearish,  producers patient

9/30/2019

Fund traders head into harvest with a net-short held against the major grains

IFBF statement on U.S. and Japan trade agreement

9/26/2019

“The United States and Japan announced they reached an agreement on a trade deal that further opens agricultural markets for both countries and is welcome news for Iowa farmers. "

Value of trade highlighted during embassy visit

9/23/2019

Ag counselor offers insight on Japan’s ag trade dependence during visit with Iowa Farm Bureau members at the Japanese embassy in Washington, D.C.

Former Ag secretaries push for USMCA

9/23/2019

They urge Congress to pass the trade deal with Canada and Mexico to help farmers and protect jobs.

ASF reported in South Korea, Russia

9/23/2019

In both cases, farms are located near the border of infected countries.

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