U.S. corn and soy vital for success of red meat exports

U.S. corn and soy vital for success of red meat exports

Last week, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Chair Randy Spronk and other USMEF leaders were on hand at Commodity Classic in Houston to thank corn and soybean producers for their support. Spronk said it was very important for the red meat industry to show its...

Number of U.S. farms falls below two million

Number of U.S. farms falls below two million

The USDA says the number of U.S. farms has fallen under two million for the first time since before the Civil War. The numbers come from the 2022 Census of Agriculture. In 2022, there were 1,900,487 farms in the country, a seven percent decline from the level in the...

Zalo herbicide available for farmers this spring

Zalo herbicide available for farmers this spring

With how long the development process can take, it’s not every day that you see new herbicide products on the marketplace. However, this is one of those years at AMVAC, as they have announced the brand new Zalo herbicide. Mark Foster of AMVAC said that Zalo has been...

Nominations open for Iowa’s Pulled Pork Madness bracket

Nominations open for Iowa’s Pulled Pork Madness bracket

March Madness is almost here for college basketball fans, and that means it’s time for Pulled Pork Madness for Iowans who love delicious pulled pork sandwiches. The Iowa Pork Producers Association is accepting nominations for the restaurant that serves up Iowa’s best...

NCBA confident in ability to handle anti-animal ag groups

NCBA confident in ability to handle anti-animal ag groups

The livestock industry constantly faces attacks form anti-animal agriculture groups. However, Colin Woodall, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association CEO said he is confident in NCBA’s strength of handling these organizations. Using the “one bite at a time” strategy,...

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Vilsack talks summer E15 and Prop 12 during Senate hearing

Secretary Tom Vilsack told Senate Ag members last week during a Senate hearing that he’s confident the EPA will approve an E15 waiver this summer ahead of the agency’s permanent green light for year-round sales starting next year. Iowa Senator Joni Ernst told Vilsack...

Finding new uses and sustainable demand for U.S. corn

At last week’s Commodity Classic farm show in Houston Texas the stage was set for the announcement of the "The Radicle Corn Value Chain Challenge sponsored by US Corn Farmers." The challenge comes from Radicle Growth, a company that invests in early stage ag and food...

U.S. corn and soy vital for success of red meat exports

Last week, U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Chair Randy Spronk and other USMEF leaders were on hand at Commodity Classic in Houston to thank corn and soybean producers for their support. Spronk said it was very important for the red meat industry to show its...

Number of U.S. farms falls below two million

The USDA says the number of U.S. farms has fallen under two million for the first time since before the Civil War. The numbers come from the 2022 Census of Agriculture. In 2022, there were 1,900,487 farms in the country, a seven percent decline from the level in the...