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Channel seedsman offers insight into harvested crop

Combines are rolling and early harvest results are pouring in. We hear from a Channel seedsman who was able to harvest both corn and soybeans Friday. Jay Buline, Channel seedsman in southeast Iowa, harvested a test plot Friday in Grandview, Iowa.  The plot featured eight corn hybrids, as well as a side-by-side experiment. Corn hybrids […]
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 10-14-2019

Phone scams costing rural residents billions

So much of information is just floating around out in cyberspace. Also, there are so many mergers, acquisitions, and liquidations of the entities which are supposed to have access to this information. It is no surprise this is causing more than a few people to be fooled by clever scammers. The elderly in rural areas […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 10-14-2019

Partial trade deal reached between U.S. & China

It has been over a year since the opening salvos were launched in the trade war with China. In this time, we have seen agriculture producers take it square on the chin. The uncertainty in trade was one of the main catalysts in the decline of market values in commodities. On Friday, we received word […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 10-14-2019

U.S. beef exports fall in August

The beef market is dynamic, worldwide. The United States was once the world’s largest beef importer. Now it’s China.  Exporting countries such as New Zealand, Australia, Uruguay and others are focusing on shipping more beef to Hong Kong, Mainland China and Vietnam. At the same time, United States beef exports are slipping. Realignment in a […]
Author: Ken Root
Posted: 10-14-2019

McKinney will lead trade mission to Vietnam

USDA Undersecretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney will lead a trade mission to Vietnam on October 15-18. It’s a large trade mission as McKinney will be accompanied by almost 80 industry and government representatives looking to grow agricultural export opportunities into one of the fastest-growing regions in the world. The mission will […]
Author: Staff Editor
Posted: 10-14-2019

Weekend Ag Matters: October 12th, 2019

Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 10-12-2019

USMCA panel discusses impact on agribusiness

The America First Policies organization hosted a United States – Mexico – Canada Agreement (USMCA) roundtable discussion in Waukee on Wednesday. Participants included: Matt Deppe, CEO of the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association; Dallas County Farm Bureau President Dan Golightly; Jen Sorenson, Vice President of the National Pork Producers Council and Iowa Select Farms; and Steve Sukup […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 10-11-2019

Market development potential strong in Africa

As we look at the ever-changing global marketplace, the United States needs to find new and emerging markets for its agricultural products. The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) has been spending several years working with the people in several African countries to develop their poultry industry. As it grows, it will become a new market for […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 10-11-2019

Suderman: Supply and Demand Reality for Corn/Soy

USDA released the October Crop Report this week and it showed a corn crop that is larger than most agricultural interests expected.  Many say USDA was unable to measure this year’s growing crop because it was far later than normal.
Author: Ken Root
Posted: 10-11-2019

Suderman: Supply and Demand Reality for Corn/Soy

USDA released the October Crop Report this week and it showed a corn crop that is larger than most agricultural interests expected.  Many say USDA was unable to measure this year’s growing crop because it was far later than normal. Audio: Profit Matters 10-11-19 We also have the issue of demand……as trade disputes have upset the […]
Author: Ken Root
Posted: 10-11-2019