Iowa Farmer Today

Subscribe to Iowa Farmer Today feed - RSS Results in section(s) news,news/* only for asset type(s) of article
Updated: 1 hour 30 min ago

China’s response to new U.S. tariffs will hurt U.S. wheat farmers

April 4, 2018 - 11:31am
Editor's note: U.S. Wheat Associates, which focuses on developing international markets, and the National Association of Wheat Growers, representing growers in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with 20 state groups, issued this joint statement.
Categories: Farm News

China strikes at U.S. farming as soybeans enter trade war

April 4, 2018 - 7:12am
Soybeans have finally entered the U.S.-China trade war.
Categories: Farm News

From flamethrowers to blood, U.S. tariffs have head scratchers

April 3, 2018 - 9:04pm
When you export half a trillion bucks worth of stuff to the U.S., there’s bound to be some unusual items in the mix.
Categories: Farm News

Looming deadlines explain why Trump is hurrying for a NAFTA deal

April 3, 2018 - 8:45pm
The Trump administration is hoping to pull off a quick win for NAFTA by aiming for a provisional pact as early as next week. A look at the political calendar explains why that’s all he’s likely to get.
Categories: Farm News

Parched soils hurt winter wheat condition

April 3, 2018 - 1:26pm
Dry wheat fields in the southern Plains have been supporting Kansas City hard red winter wheat futures, and helping the Chicago and Minneapolis wheat contracts.
Categories: Farm News

Spring bursting with new life at Split Diamond Ranch

April 2, 2018 - 4:30pm
WHITEHALL, Mont. – Split Diamond Ranch, nestled in the southwestern valleys with towering snow-topped mountains in the background, starts another year with lots of new life, little bulls and heifers, bountiful on the ranch.
Categories: Farm News

China urges more trade talks as tariffs on U.S. goods begin

April 2, 2018 - 3:52pm
China urged trade talks with the U.S. to prevent greater damage to relations while saying that previously announced retaliatory measures on American imports took effect Monday.
Categories: Farm News

U.S. envoy says China retaliation on soybeans would backfire

March 29, 2018 - 7:05am
U.S. Ambassador Terry Branstad warned China against retaliatory measures aimed at imports of American soybeans, as the world’s two largest economies edged closer to a trade war.
Categories: Farm News

U.S. pushes for quick NAFTA accord but Canada needs details

March 29, 2018 - 6:54am
Robert Lighthizer’s trial balloon of seeking a stopgap NAFTA deal has caught the attention of counterparts with Canada hailing recent progress, saying it remains ready to bargain while warning that gaps remain.
Categories: Farm News

Easter eggs get costlier as shoppers scramble to stock up

March 28, 2018 - 6:54am
Egg prices in the U.S. have surged close to a record high, just in time for Easter.
Categories: Farm News

Local Iowa project aims to fight herbicide-resistant weeds

March 27, 2018 - 7:08pm
AMES, Iowa — Harrison County, Iowa, is home to a new project focused on combating weed resistance as part of a statewide pest resistance management program led by Iowa State University.
Categories: Farm News

Boom time for dairies in Canada as protections draw Trump's ire

March 27, 2018 - 6:59am
David Wiens thought the 2,500-gallon (9,470-liter) stainless steel milk tank he purchased 20 years ago would provide more than enough storage for his dairy farm in Manitoba. These days he’s producing so much he’s had to order a new tank…
Categories: Farm News

China imports of U.S. ethanol surge ahead of tariff threat

March 26, 2018 - 5:10pm
China’s purchases of ethanol from the U.S. climbed, with imports in coming months dependent on the Asian country’s plan to impose extra import duties that could wipe out the margin that’s seen buying surge this year.
Categories: Farm News

U.S. actively engaged with China on trade dispute, Navarro says

March 26, 2018 - 9:11am
The Trump administration is “actively” involved in talks with China to resolve trade tensions, and the U.S. has no intention of starting a trade war, a senior White House adviser said.
Categories: Farm News

U.S. settles South Korea trade spats as Kim Jong Un summits loom

March 26, 2018 - 5:08am
The U.S. agreed to revise its trade deal with South Korea and spare the country from President Donald Trump’s steel tariff, as the allies sought to resolve disputes before planned meetings with Kim Jong Un.
Categories: Farm News

China's hitting the U.S. where it hurts: In the pork belly

March 23, 2018 - 7:25am
China struck back at U.S. import tariffs with its own set of reciprocal ones targeting, among other products, pork.
Categories: Farm News

Trump Country in greatest peril as China tariffs risk trade war

March 23, 2018 - 7:18am
Trump Country looks to be hit hardest as China strikes back against new tariffs the U.S. president announced Thursday.
Categories: Farm News

Industry growth fuels building boom for cattle, hog producers

March 23, 2018 - 2:53am
SILVER CITY, Iowa — Brent Burgoin and Susan Rech-Burgoin purchased six older bred cows about eight years ago and brought them home to Mills County, Iowa.
Categories: Farm News

Here are U.S. targets most vulnerable to China trade retaliation

March 22, 2018 - 7:46am
China could hit back with measures against America’s $140 billion of annual exports to the Asian powerhouse if President Donald Trump imposes tariffs.
Categories: Farm News

Chinese users tell Iowans they hope soybeans escape politics

March 21, 2018 - 1:13pm
While their governments yelled back and forth, Iowa soybean farmers and their customers in China spent this week reaffirming their relationships and their shared values.
Categories: Farm News