Air Quality Alerts for Minnesota and Iowa Continue into Work Week
Lynch Livestock, based in Iowa, has been ordered to stop recording false weights for hogs delivered to its buying stations, to stop altering classifications of hogs delivered, and to stop creating false scale tickets.
The USDA plans to invest more than $4 billion to strengthen the nation's food supply by improving processing capacity, invest in distribution and aggregation, and expand market opportunities
A top Iowa pork producer is pushing federal lawmakers to allow immigrant workers to stay on the job year-round.
The horse was born in Minnesota and will race in Minnesota
The U.S. Drought Monitor shows that 98% of Minnesota is now in a drought, with 52% of the state in a severe or extreme drought.
“This is a once in a generation opportunity to transform the food system so it is more resilient to shocks, delivers greater value to growers and workers, and offers consumers an affordable selection of healthy food produced and sourced locally and regionally by farmers and processors from diverse backgrounds,” Vilsack said.
The Biden administration plans to issue a new rule to protect the rights of farmers who raise cows, chickens and hogs against the country’s largest meat processors as part of a plan to encourage more competition in agriculture.
Ruling allows smaller refineries to claim exemption from renewable fuel requirements.
Lawsuit claimed it discriminated against white farmers.
From frost to heat, the outlook of this year's crop is having some farmers contacting their insurance agents to see what can be done next
This represents the only decent chance of rain in the extended forecast
The hot streak continues without an end in sight
As part of the American Rescue Plan, about $4 billion is being allocated to debt relief payments for what the USDA calls 'socially disadvantaged' farmers
POET, based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, is increasing its production to 33 biofuels production plants in eight states and will have a capacity to produce 3 billion gallons annually.
As part of her tour across Iowa's 1st District, Hinson is seeing how practices like buffer strips and cover crops can help with sustainability and profitability on the farm, as well as sharing the new bi-partisan PRECISE Act she's championing.
Snowflakes are even possible early Friday morning
Also worth a mention, temps drop into the mid 30s for Wednesday morning
A healthy dose of much needed rain - but we still could use plenty more
Fire could spread rapidly.
As they begin planting the nation's dominant crops of corn and soybeans, they are seeing the strongest prices in years and a chance to put much of the recent stomach-churning uncertainty behind them.
Two previous laws were struck down by the courts.
Tuesday may even feature a bit of snow
Conditions are prime for fires to spread rapidly today
Secretary Mike Naig shares key issues for farmers as the industry continues to bounce back from a challenging 2020
The spring season begins with some very timely showers
Former Iowa Governor spent eight years in the post under Barack Obama.
Testifies before Senate committee Tuesday.
USDA says net farm income is best in seven years.
Olmsted County is constructing a brand new nature center building at Oxbow Park.
Key groups who represent tens of thousands of workers in the food supply chain are asking Governor Walz to keep them top of mind during the vaccine distribution process.
Vilsack said one of his first duties would be to “build back a vibrant and resilient economy” as the department aids in the coronavirus response, including addressing food needs and shortages and getting relief to food workers and producers.
'If we wouldn’t have got what we did, I don’t know if I would have kept on farming.'
Although the snow came early, farmers can still continue their harvesting
Most farmers were ahead of schedule before pre-winter precipitation.
Iowa had given the company about $20 million through grants, forgivable loans, sales tax refunds and tax credits on the promise that the plant would retain 35 employees through 2024.
Farmers unable to harvest 850,000 acres.
Finkenauer met with plant management and leaders from Iowa's renewable fuels industry.
Ahead of the election, Senator Chuck Grassley reaffirmed his support for Senator Ernst and her efforts to support renewable fuels.
The Mower County Sheriff's Office said it responded to three combine fires, two of which resulted in equipment becoming fully engulfed.
Instead of a straight donation of cash, farmers can give to charity by selling off some of their grain to the Cerro Gordo County Community Foundation
The week promotes and recognizes the importance of farmer safety and health, including making safe decisions and using caution while in the field this harvest season
Local farmers are urging drivers to keep patient and watch for farm equipment as they work on the harvest.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is estimating that 550,000 acres of Iowa corn will not be harvested this fall due to damage caused by the Aug. 10 wind storm that swept across the state.
The waivers were designed to give small refineries some time to adjust to the renewable fuel standards and instead were used by larger oil companies so they wouldn't have to blend as much ethanol in with their gasoline.
The Olmsted County Fair is asking elected leaders to pass the Agricultural Fairs Rescue Act.
Colton Mallet wins bareback bulls at Wisconsin Rodeo.
'“I applaud President Trump for keeping his word and supporting our farmers and biofuel producers.'
Most of us got an inch give.
A lot to track for the week ahead.
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