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Iowans step up to assist Plains cattle raisers devastate by recent wildfires

3/27/2017

When the news hit about wildfires affecting ranches in Colorado, Texas, Kansas and Oklahoma, Iowans began contacting others, coordinating efforts to contribute hay, feed, fencing supplies and monetary donations to those who were affected.

House passes Young’s bill on agro-terrorism

3/27/2017

The U.S. House of Represen­tatives last week passed a bill designed to protect farmers and consumers in the event of terrorism or other events that pose serious threats to farming and food production.

Albertson family recognized with Wergin Good Farm Neighbor Award

3/27/2017

In Neil Albertson’s mind, neigh­bors aren’t just those across the street.

Report shows slight rise in cattle inventories

3/27/2017

Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on March 1.

Iowa Hay Auctions - Mar 29, 2017

3/27/2017

Iowa Hay Auctions - Mar 29, 2017

Brazilian meat exports plunge due to scandal

3/27/2017

A corruption scandal that rais­ed sanitary questions about Brazilian meat supplies last week slowed exports from the world’s biggest beef and poultry exporter to a trickle.

March Egg and Turkey Price Update

3/23/2017

Turkey prices for whole hens are $1.02/lb, up slightly from $0.95/lb in January. Fresh turkey breast prices are at $1.88/lb.

Understand the risks of leverage

3/22/2017

How will you position your farming operation for the next ag cycle?

No, really, Iowa’s farms are almost entirely family-owned

3/21/2017

Much of our food is grown and raised on farms by families.

Financial Pressure on Farms Likely to Continue

3/21/2017

A news release last week from the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute (FAPRI) at the University of Missouri indicated that, “The latest analysis of national and global agricultural trends from the University of Missouri indicates continued financial pressure on United States farm sector. Good news in the report includes a modest recovery in grain prices in 2017.”

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