Some of us saw rain, others saw none
Gov. Tim Walz has signed a bill that stops farm foreclosures until Dec. 1 for farmers struggling with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic who elect to take part in creditor mediation.
We had a healthy serving of rain across the area
The bill being drafted would pay farmers a percentage of the market value of the hogs they euthanize.
The outbreak was at Upper Iowa Beef in Lime Springs.
Vice President spent time with KIMT's Tyler Utzka on Friday in Des Moines.
Two more freezing nights and then we are done
Most people are unlikely to notice the snow that will fall Sunday morning
The next few nights will all feature some chilly temps
What's the difference?
Concerns of potential price fixing.
We're finding out how farmers are faring - as many of them are being forced to dump their milk.
The coronavirus has created a perfect storm for meat producers. Between plant shutdowns and farmers having to euthanize livestock, that means less choice and higher prices.
Hog farmers are having to euthanize many of their pigs. Those that aren't having to do that are still concerned about the future.
More than 20 meatpacking plants have closed temporarily because of the outbreak. One union estimates that 6,500 workers are sick or have been exposed while working near someone who tested positive.
Minnesota's top agriculture official says producers are having to euthanize pigs and chickens because of decreased demand caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
'This program will help bring pork to our local communities when they need it most.'
Restaurant closures due to the coronavirus have contributed to an estimated $5 billion in losses this year for the U.S. pork industry, and almost overnight millions of hogs stacking up on farms now have little value.
'The meatpacking sector is an important part of Minnesota's economy and a critical source for our food supply.'
Coop says leak happened sometime over the winter.
'President Trump and USDA are standing with our farmers, ranchers, and all citizens to make sure they are taken care of.'
Farmers couldn't apply to program until a week after other small businesses.
From dropping crop prices to dairy farmers being forced to dump product due to low demand, farmers that make up part of the nation's food supply are facing challenges
The economists say the ethanol industry will see $2.5 billion in losses due to lower fuel demand and the state's hog industry $2.1 billion in losses.
According to the annual report from University of Minnesota Extension and Minnesota State, median net farm income was up slightly from 2018 but still low at $36,211.
From water and soil retention to increasing corn and soybean yields, a 10-year study done across Iowa is showing the power of planting cover crops
She has channeled her grief into a campaign for farm safety, including a pair of bills dubbed Landon's Law that are making their way through the Legislature.
The Trump administration so far has committed to providing farmers with $27 billion in assistance.
Most spots will only see snow showers or flurries
Temps could stay in the 30s for most of the week
Temps could run toward 40 this week
Passage seen as victory for President Trump and ag producers.
Skyrocketing costs and declining commodity prices are making farmers think twice about plunking down over $100,000 for a new tractor.
Iowa's governor, two U.S. Senators, and former governor Branstad all attend ceremony.
Light snow and ice all at stake
Most spots could see up to 3"
Close to a foot could fall in parts of the Midwest
Looks to stay mainly southeast of the viewing area
Wind chills will be below zero
Below zero wind chills for Wednesday morning
Totals could go above 6" for some
Minor accumulation and travel impacts are possible
Iowa agriculture officials are taking comments on proposed new rules that will regulate hemp production in the state.
Models indicating a good chance of temps above average this month
Lows fall into the teens
Runs until midnight tonight.
Temps may run at 50
The Environmental Protection Agency released its final renewable fuel standard but it didn’t include language that President Donald Trump agreed to in meetings with industry officials, Iowa’s governor and congressional representatives during September and October.
Temperatures may impact snowpack
Temps look to stay above average coming soon
Data is updated nightly.
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Data is updated nightly.