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How the "Millennial Farmer" (Zach Johnson) became a YouTube sensation | The Spokesman Speaks Podcast, Episode 65

1/25/2021

This episode features an in-depth conversation with Zach Johnson (the Minnesota farmer who's known to his 700,000-plus YouTube subscribers as the "Millennial Farmer"). The episode also includes discussions about Iowa's impact on national public policy (with Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill) and a new program to assist livestock farmers who were impacted by last year's derecho (with Brian Waddingham of the Coalition to Support Iowa's Farmers).

Week of January 18 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

1/20/2021

As of Wednesday, January 20, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.33 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices were up $.06 from last week’s price and $.01 lower than one year ago. The national average on Wednesday was $2.39, up $.04 from last week’s price.

DOT awards funding for Diesel Emission Reduction Act program

1/20/2021

The Iowa Department of Transportation has awarded $837,840 in funding for 10 Diesel Emission Reduction (DERA) program projects.

Iowans push for policy to improve livestock markets

1/18/2021

Delegates also focus on biofuels and crop insurance improvements at AFBF policy session.

A turnaround on regulations

1/18/2021

Biden administration likely to push for a reversal on Trump actions on climate and regulations.

Lawmakers push back on rumored biofuel waivers

1/18/2021

Iowa lawmakers last week joined with other Midwestern lawmakers to warn against any move by the Trump administration

Economic outlook filled with unknowns

1/18/2021

Economists from American Farm Bureau review opportunities and challenges to be aware of going into the 2021 growing season.

USDA lowers corn and soybean yields

1/18/2021

Crop prices jump on lower production estimate and continuing demand.

Iowa Farm Bureau leaders advance policy supporting Iowa crop and livestock farmers at 102nd virtual American Farm Bureau Annual Convention

1/15/2021

Iowa Farm Bureau Federation (IFBF) voting delegates virtually joined delegates representing all 50 state Farm Bureaus this week during the 102nd American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) Annual Convention to approve resolutions that will guide the grassroots organization on national policy throughout 2021.

Week of January 11 fuel and energy price update courtesy of the Iowa Department of Agriculture

1/13/2021

As of Wednesday, January 13, the price of regular unleaded gasoline averaged $2.27 across Iowa according to AAA. Prices were up $.07 from last week’s price and $.11 lower than one year ago. The national average on Wednesday was $2.35, up $.08 from last week’s price.

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