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USDA county yield estimates

3/25/2019

Marshall County has the state’s highest average corn yield, Sioux County tops soybeans.

Chinese demand for safer food spurs imports

3/18/2019

There’s certainly plenty of turmoil these days in U.S.-China trade relations.

Corn exports struggle

3/18/2019

Even though export sales were as good as expected when the U.S. Department of Agriculture got caught up with its data series on Feb. 22 after the government shutdown, the pace of sales since the start of the new year was a little less robust than needed.

Markets look good if trade stays strong

3/18/2019

The first half of 2019 is expected to be is a good period for livestock production and profitably

IFBF members study China

3/11/2019

Market study tour reveals vast potential, but also difficulties regarding trading relationship.

Pompeo talks trade in Iowa

3/11/2019

Secretary of State tells farmers great progress has been made with China, but timing of deal is still uncertain.

Public land acquisition bill remains alive in Iowa Senate

3/11/2019

Last week marked the completion of the eighth week of the 2019 Iowa legislative session and the end of the first funnel deadline, which means in order to survive,

Food in a high-tech society

3/11/2019

China’s rapid pace of technology adoption could impact the type of food products it imports from U.S. farmers.

China boasts world-class infrastructure

3/11/2019

As participants in the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation’s China Market Study tour learned last week, it’s the infrastructure that truly amazes Americans when they visit China.

Meat exports sizzle in 2018

3/11/2019

Beef shipments shatter record, while pork exports come in just under previous high.

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