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Reynolds calls for support of biofuels

12/9/2019

Iowa governor urges the EPA to enforce Renewable Fuel Standard requirements.

Trade disruptions, low prices cloud outlook

12/9/2019

Without a serious crop failure or trade breakthough, commodity prices are likely to remain depressed in 2020, an ag economist says.

U.S.-Japan trade deal ratified

12/9/2019

The trade deal, set to take effect Jan. 1, is expected to reduce tariffs and boost U.S. exports of beef, pork and crops.

Growmark buys into Mid-Iowa Co-op

12/9/2019

Growmark acquired the agronomy and energy assets of the central Iowa co-op.

Export market shift developing

12/9/2019

There is a shift starting to take place in the global trade patterns that is worth noting.

U.S. Pork sales could reduce trade deficit with China

12/2/2019

Securing zero-tariff access to China for U.S. pork would be an economic boon for American agriculture and the country, according to the National Pork Producers Council (NPPC).

Exports expected to rise in 2020

12/2/2019

Stronger pork and soybean sales to China buoy U.S. ag export forecast.

U.S. market impacts monitored

12/2/2019

Aside from trade debates and harvest activity, there are two factors that could end up impacting the U.S. markets that are starting to receive more attention.

Join us in Brazil, studying agricultural production and infrastructure | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 27

12/2/2019

In this episode, Iowa Farm Bureau Senior Economist Dr. Sam Funk invites you to join Iowa Farm Bureau's Market Study Tour of Brazil.

Deadline December 15, 2019 for Applications of the 2020 Brazil Market Study Tour

11/27/2019

The deadline for applications accepted is fast approaching, December 15, 2019. The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) is offering its members an exclusive opportunity to participate in an intensive Market Study Tour of Brazil - February 28 through March 8, 2020.

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