Agriculture News

Agribusiness Report: July 31st

DES MOINES, Iowa — On the July 31 Agribusiness Report: members of the Iowa Soybean Association are on a nine-day trip to China to develop a relationship and consumer preference with the country. Chinese producers don’t have the incentive to grow s ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: July 30

DES MOINES, Iowa — On the July 30 Agribusiness Report: Statewide temperatures were about a half a degree below normal last week. Some areas of the state, including Cedar Rapids, haven’t reached temperatures of 90 degrees yet this year. On top of t ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: July 29

Experts say the weather will play a major role in whether grain prices go up or down. Market Analyst Mark Seery said no rain means the soybean market will go higher.

Agribusiness Report: July 28

DES MOINES, Iowa — On the July 28 Agribusiness Report: More than one out of every three young children in the U.S. are either obese or overweight according to the CDC. Officials are trying to combat this by offering more healthy food options in sc ...Read More

Iowa Governor Repeats Support for Renewable Fuel

Iowa Governor Repeats Support for Renewable Fuel

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad is renewing a call to maintain the amount of ethanol in the nation’s fuel supply, after a report that the Environmental Protection Agency may scale back proposed cuts to renewable fuel production.

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Agribusiness Report: July 25

DES MOINES, Iowa — On the July 25 Agribusiness Report: Federal funding from the Federal Gas Tax that provides 50% of state highway funding will run out next month. And while both the House and Senate are working on funding extensions, Iowa Senator ...Read More

Biofilters for Manure Odor Topic of Upcoming Conference

Biofilters for Manure Odor Topic of Upcoming Conference

AMES, Iowa (AP) — The latest technology designed to reduce the odor from hog manure will be the focus of a conference next month at Iowa State University.

The Biofilter Conference on Aug. 20 is held for producers and managers of anim ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: July 24

DES MOINES, Iowa — On the July 24 Agribusiness Report: Ag-Wired is reporting police allegedly arrested the National Pork Producer Association President-Elect Ron Prestage after they supposedly found a hand gun in his bag as he tried to enter a Hou ...Read More

Agribusiness Report: July 23

DES MOINES, Iowa — On July 23 Agribusiness Report: The Federal Highway Trust will run out of money in August for road repair projects across the country unless Congress takes action. Local agriculture groups rely on the highway system for transpor ...Read More

Missouri Governor Tours Iowa Ethanol Plant

Missouri Governor Tours Iowa Ethanol Plant

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon traveled to Iowa to get a personal look at the latest methods in ethanol production.

Nixon took the state plane Tuesday to tour a cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsburg, Iowa. He was accompa ...Read More

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