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

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 tech. The challenge will invest in startup and growth companies from around the world whose technology and business models are creating new uses for corn and long-term sustainable demand. Kirk Haney, Managing Partner of Radicle...

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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,...

Iowa Corn Growers bringing policy wish list to Commodity Classic

Iowa Corn Growers bringing policy wish list to Commodity Classic

Yesterday, we talked with Pat Swanson of the Iowa Soybean Association about the wish list they were bringing to the policy meetings on Saturday at Commodity Classic. Today, we are looking at what is important to the Iowa Corn Growers Association (ICGA). Jolene Riessen...

U.S. Export Sales Report (2-29-24)

U.S. Export Sales Report (2-29-24)

Export sales continued the recent trends this week, with corn trading decently as soybeans continue to limp through the year. Allendale commodity broker Greg McBride gave an update on the latest numbers. McBride said the export sales could use a lot of support from...

U.S. is at a record trade deficit in 2024

U.S. is at a record trade deficit in 2024

The USDA published its third trade outlook for fiscal year 2024. The trade outlook is unfortunately still showing the United States with a record trade deficit. Betty Resnick, an economist for the American Farm Bureau Federation, says 2024 will see lower agricultural...

Significant headwinds remain before U.S. beef herd expands

Significant headwinds remain before U.S. beef herd expands

The U.S. cattle herd is at record low-levels. In fact the herd size has not been this small in many decades. Yet despite that fact, there are still significant headwinds that remain before the U.S. beef herd expands once again says Kevin Good, vice president of...

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