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California Defeats Proposition 15

Proposition 15 threatened voter-approved tax protections for commercial and agricultural properties enacted under Proposition 13, which passed with two-thirds majority in 1978.

2 weeks ago
More than 200 local meat and poultry processors in Iowa received grants made possible from $4 million in Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding allocated by Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds
Over 200 Iowa Small Meat and Poultry Processors Awarded CARES Act Funds

On Nov. 9, more than 200 local meat and poultry processors in Iowa were awarded Meat Processing and Expansion Grants from the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship.

3 weeks ago
Agricultural producers and professionals focused on livestock risk management are invited to a free webinar on livestock markets, price risk and risk management options available through USDA.
USDA Co-Hosts Free Livestock Risk Management Webinar

Agricultural producers and professionals focused on livestock risk management are invited to a free webinar on livestock markets, price risk and risk management options available through USDA. 

4 weeks ago
House Ag Committee Chair Peterson Loses Reelection Bid

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson lost his bid to retain the seventh district House seat in Minnesota, losing to the state’s former lieutenant governor, republican Michelle Fischbach.

4 weeks ago
Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh
K-State Mourns Loss of Esteemed Agricultural Economics Professor

The charismatic Dr. Barry Flinchbaugh was well known as a leading expert on agricultural policy and agricultural economics. For more than four decades he was a top adviser to politicians of both major political parties.

4 weeks ago
Regardless of the election outcome, Pro Farmer’s Jim Wiesemeyer and Farm Journal’s John Herath say there are potential positives and negatives for agriculture in either a Trump or Biden presidency.
Election 2020: The Upside for Agriculture

Regardless of the election outcome, Pro Farmer’s Jim Wiesemeyer and Farm Journal’s John Herath say there are potential positives and negatives for agriculture in either a Trump or Biden presidency. Here's why.

1 month ago
Might The Election Affect Meat Demand?

Purdue University economist Jayson Lusk to AgriTalk host Tyne Morgan a change in the administration is likely to have a minimal immediate effect on dietary guidelines, but the lever of power would be in place for change.

1 month ago
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China Books Record Weekly U.S. Beef Purchases, Also Buys U.S. Corn

China made its largest weekly U.S. beef purchases on record last week, followed by its biggest U.S. corn deals in almost a month this week, according to U.S. Department of Agriculture data released on Thursday.

3 months ago