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HPAI detected in a Sioux County dairy

HPAI detected in a Sioux County dairy

The Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) have detected a case of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in a herd of dairy cattle in Sioux County, Iowa. About HPAI HPAI is a viral disease that affects both wild and domestic bird populations as well as lactating dairy cattle. HPAI can travel in wild birds without those birds appearing sick, but is often fatal to domestic...

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Uneventful June WASDE provides little market support

Uneventful June WASDE provides little market support

We weren’t expecting much from this month’s WASDE report, and those expectations turned out to be correct. Allendale commodity broker Greg McBride said this was a very neutral report. However, McBride said that this neutral report does not change the issues we’ll face...

Ag stakeholders react to Republican farm bill framework

Ag stakeholders react to Republican farm bill framework

Several key agricultural groups and stakeholders issued responses to the Senate Ag Committee Republicans’ farm bill framework. Gregg Doud, President and CEO of the National Milk Producers Federation, calls it a strong framework that marks another important step in...

NPPC is working globally to keep animals safe and trade moving

NPPC is working globally to keep animals safe and trade moving

Earlier this week, we started a conversation with National Pork Producers Council (NPPC) VP of Government Affairs Maria Zieba. We discussed why it is important to have an international coalition to collaborate on finding solutions to foreign animal disease (FAD)...

South American Weather and Crop Update (6-11-24)

South American Weather and Crop Update (6-11-24)

It’s been yet another week of dry weather in South America. We’ll see later this week if the USDA or CONAB adjust their projections based on this. Allendale commodity broker Greg McBride gave an update on the latest weather conditions. There’s going to be some rain in...

Potential farm bill provisions outlined in Senate proposals

Potential farm bill provisions outlined in Senate proposals

Senate Ag Committee Chair Debbie Stabenow and Ranking Member John Boozman have now both offered outlines of the farm bill for consideration. Joby Young, the executive vice president of the American Farm Bureau Federation, listed some of the key provisions in the...

BASF unveils Nemasphere, a new nematode resistance trait

BASF unveils Nemasphere, a new nematode resistance trait

On Monday, BASF unveiled the first and only biotechnology trait for Soybean Cyst Nematode, called Nemashphere. The new trait will provide growers with SCN resistance without limiting yield potential. SCN is the number one yield-robbing pest in soybeans in the United...

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