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Pushing for USMCA passage

6/17/2019

More than 900 farm groups urge congressional leaders to swiftly pass the new North American trade deal.

Tyson rolls out plant-based products

6/17/2019

New products include a plant-based nugget and a blended beef and plant burger.

It’s going to be a sweaty year in Iowa farming

6/10/2019

No matter what the long-term temperature forecast, a sweaty summer is practically guaranteed for Iowa farmers

Charles City chicken plant closing

6/10/2019

The shutdown will impact area farmers and leave 513 employees looking for work.

Lawmakers criticize tariffs on Mexico

6/3/2019

The Trump administration’s plan to impose tariffs over immigration issues could hurt exports and dim prospects for passage of the USMCA.

Blockchain, hemp, crop insurance, and more learning opportunities at Farm Bureau's Economic Summit: The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 14

6/3/2019

In this episode, Iowa Farm Bureau's senior economist previews the learning opportunities for farmers at Farm Bureau's Economic Summit, June 28 in Des Moines, including sessions on blockchain technology, crop insurance, industrial hemp, trade, farm lending, and more.

Iowa Farm Bureau Economic Summit to feature national experts on trade

5/29/2019

With critical trade deals awaiting congressional approval and negotiations with China evolving constantly, the future for many Iowa farmers is uncertain as they look for proactive ways to generate income and manage risk.

Farmers hope trade aid will mitigate financial stress

5/28/2019

They are thankful for the USDA's $16 billion aid package, but urge a quick resolution of trade conflicts.

A changing global soybean market

5/28/2019

Trade battles, African swine fever are hastening seismic shifts in the soybean market, an ISU economist says.

Weather, trade aid impact planting

5/28/2019

Producers have had a trying enough spring with the weather slowing planting to the slowest pace we have seen in modern history.

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