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Case IH to unveil tractor with gradually variable transmission

AUDIO: Bill Weber, Case IH An agriculture equipment company aims to help farmers save money and increase productivity with a new four-wheel drive tractor. Case IH plans to release its Steiger CVXDrive™ tractor in December. Bill Weber serves as high horsepower marketing manager for Case IH. Weber says the implement is an articulate four-wheel drive […]
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 11-22-2017

Two Iowans selected to serve on United Soybean Board

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today announced the appointment of 19 members and three alternate members to serve on the United Soybean Board. The producers appointed to serve three-year terms include: Annie Dee, Aliceville, Ala. Robert Stobaugh, Atkins, Ark. Gary Berg, Saint Elmo, Ill. Tom Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Thomas E. Oswald, Cleghorn, Iowa Larry K. Marek, […]
Author: Staff Editor
Posted: 11-22-2017

NCBA says tax reform can work for cattlemen

Tax reform sounds good, but it really comes down to how the changes impact specific sectors, such as agriculture and the specific operations within, such as large or small farms. The set-up for this looks good as the Senate vote only requires a simple majority. However, there is a strong likelihood that not all Republicans […]
Author: Staff Editor
Posted: 11-22-2017

Grassley hopes McConnell takes Northey off Cruz control

AUDIO: Senator Chuck Grassley update on Bill Northey (Press tele-conference) Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will help move Bill Northey’s nomination to USDA undersecretary of Farm Production and Conservation forward if the hold isn’t lifted soon. Speaking to reporters Tuesday, Senator Chuck Grassley says meetings with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) “hasn’t done much good.” He and […]
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 11-22-2017

Large crop and high demand equals steady grain prices

A large harvest and good demand for commodities means low prices will hold steady. “When we look at this year’s crop, we’re looking at record soybean crop and the second largest corn crop we’ve ever produced and there is whole lot of demand for that crop,” ISU Extension grain marketing specialist Dr. Chad Hart says. […]
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 11-22-2017

Declines in population don’t always reflect quality of life

Story Courtesy of Fred Love You can still live large in a small town. A new report from an Iowa State University sociologist identifies a dozen Iowa towns where residents believe quality of life in their community is improving at the same time the population is shrinking. David Peters, an associate professor of sociology and author of the […]
Author: Staff Editor
Posted: 11-21-2017

Jason Hafemeister, USDA Foreign Agricultural Service

Jason Hafemeister serves as trade counsel to the Secretary of Agriculture. Hafemeister talks about the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). He also discusses potential market opportunities for United States trade.
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 11-21-2017

Bill Weber, Case IH

Bill Weber serves as high horsepower marketing manager for Case IH. Weber shares how the new Steiger CVXDrive tractor expands applications on and off the farm.
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 11-21-2017

Allen Merrill, Midwest Dairy Association

Allen Merrill serves as chairman on the Midwest Dairy Association Board. Merrill is also a dairy farmer from Parker, South Dakota. He talks about how the dairy community is reintroducing dairy to consumers through Undeniably Dairy and dairy farmers’ commitment to youth wellness through Fuel Up to Play 60.
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 11-21-2017

Luke Samuel, The Climate Corporation

Luke Samuel with The Climate Corporation talks about the updates with Climate FieldView.
Author: Ben Nuelle
Posted: 11-21-2017