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USDA formulates new trade aid package

5/20/2019

Perdue says the package designed to offset tariffs could be worth $20 billion in 2019.

China trade issues hitting farmers hard

5/20/2019

An escalation of tariffs hits at time when farmers are already facing economic uncertainty and hardship.

Keeping focus on passage of the USMCA

5/20/2019

Entrepreneurs call it the shiny object syndrome.

IFBF Economic Summit to focus on farm finances

5/20/2019

Maintaining and strengthening farm finances in today’s difficult ag economy will be a key focus of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s (IFBF) 2019 Economic Summit

Mississippi River barge shipping resumes after floods, but rains to return

5/20/2019

The upper Mississippi River fully reopened to boat and barge traffic this week for the first time since November as shippers scrambled to move a backlog of overdue fertilizer barges to farmers racing to sow corn before the end of the month.

Three stories driving markets

5/20/2019

There are three main stories guiding the market: weather, technicals and global trade developments.

Iowa Farm Bureau pleased with deal to lift Mexico and Canada retaliatory tariffs

5/17/2019

“Today’s announcement that the Trump Administration is lifting the 232 Steel and Aluminum tariffs is a positive development, particularly for Iowa pork producers, and IFBF members are hopeful this is the beginning of continued progress on opening trade markets. Iowa Farm Bureau members have been advocating for increased trade and closely monitoring the situation as trade disruptions are coming at a difficult time for Iowa farmers; floods are wreaking havoc; weather is driving planting delays and low commodity prices continue to make profits elusive.

Iowa Farm Bureau sets Economic Summit for June 28

5/14/2019

The one-day session in Des Moines will offer insights and strategies for surviving agriculture's economic downturn.

Markets plunge as China deal unravels

5/14/2019

Trump officials begin work on another round of trade payments for farmers.

China’s soybean import outlook in 2018/19 and 2019/20

5/13/2019

China’s soybean import outlook in 2018/19 and 2019/20

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