Ag News
July 20th
“A major paradigm shift.” That’s how Dr. John Schleifer, staff veterinarian for Iowa-based egg producer Rembrandt Foods, describes the move to alternative production systems—organic, cage-free and antibiotic-free—taking place in the egg industry. And Sch...
July 19th
The Trump Administration has announced two more nominees for top positions in the USDA. Indiana ag director Ted McKinney has been tapped to fill the newly-created position of undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs. Sam Clovis, a former...
July 19th
Two northern Iowa farmers say their crops look good, but could use some rain. Dean Coleman farms near Humboldt in north-central Iowa. He says they’ve only had four inches of rain since the end of May and the crops are showing signs of stress. “You can s...
July 19th
An ag marketing advisor says another rally in corn and soybeans this summer is possible.  But Paul Mussman, president of AgWest Commodities, says time is running out for a significant up move. “The major reports are done—the plantings, the intentions—all...
July 19th
A dairy industry group says increased demand for milk fat is boosting milk prices.  Dairy Management Inc. CEO Tom Gallagher says farmer-funded nutrition research over the past two decades through the dairy checkoff program has shown the benefits of milk...