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Iowa Agribusiness Network

U.S. “shoring up existing markets, opening new”

Forward movement is being made on the global trade front. A United States official discusses new developments, below. AUDIO: Ted McKinney, U.S. Department of Agriculture Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney participated in a trade roundtable, hosted by Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig. McKinney, speaking to press after, provided a […]
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 10-19-2018

Harvest condition report: Northwest Iowa

We have seen reports of bad quality crops. We have been speculating what this late harvest could do to crops. Now the farmers have started their engines. What are we seeing? Kelly Nieuwenhuis is a member of the Iowa Corn Promotion Board, and he’s also a farmer in Northwest Iowa. He gives us a report […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 10-19-2018

CGIAR and their mission for global agriculture

The world’s attention was focused on Des Moines for the World Food Prize event. Discussions were held on hunger, agriculture, and the environment. At the center of those discussions was research. And, at the center of research, we find CGIAR. CGIAR credits Dr. Norman Bourlag for their creation. Executive Director Elwyn Grainger-Jones tells us about […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 10-19-2018

John Block: USMCA is a big deal

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary John Block is back with his view on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), formerly known as the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Block says more than the name has been changed. He also has hopes for plant breeding to improve our crops in the years ahead. Sixteen-foot tall corn…may be a […]
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 10-19-2018

Iowa State to co-direct Integrated Pest Management center

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) has awarded the regional North Central Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Center to Michigan State University, with co-direction support coming from Iowa State University. The North Central IPM Center is one of four centers in the nation, serving 12 states, as part […]
Author: Staff Editor
Posted: 10-19-2018

“Drier conditions dominant feature toward end of month”

Mother Nature had a few tricks up her sleeve this past growing season. Farm fields across the state received significant rainfall during the growing phase, and at the beginning of the harvest season. State Climatologist for Iowa talks about how recent precipitation compares to years past. He also shares what to expect moving forward. AUDIO: […]
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 10-18-2018

What if you could add nitrogen year-round?

Nitrogen. It is one of those essential elements we need to help grow a fantastic corn crop. However, it is one of those things we cannot always get to our plants exactly when they need it. What if I told you it is now possible? Getting nitrogen to corn can be a challenge. Pre-planting applications […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 10-18-2018

Market strategist discusses downward decline in markets

The grain markets are under a lot of pressure today. Brian Grossman, market strategist for Zaner Ag Hedge, explains what is contributing to this downward movement. AUDIO: Brian Grossman, Zaner Ag Hedge
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 10-18-2018

Blockchain technology allows traceback of farm commodities

Traceback of farm products to the original source is becoming a requirement by many retailers. There is a new technology, called blockchain, that brings all records together so they may be accessed very quickly. Walmart recently announced grocery supply chain suppliers of leafy green vegetables must use the Blockchain IBM Food Trust Network by January […]
Author: Ken Root
Posted: 10-18-2018

The fight against E15: What can you believe?

With President Trump instructing the Environmental Protection Agency to make way for the year-round sale of E15, he opened the door for a showdown between ethanol advocates and Big Oil. Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has been one of the loudest voices in Congress to push for year-round E15 sales. The whole Iowa delegation has been […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 10-18-2018