Friday, January 30, 2009

Grain Storage

I’m consistently pleased by the feats we make here in Iowa with the agriculture industry and the sense of pride people have in their work. This year farmers across the state have invested millions of dollars in new storage capacity for corn and soybeans. As a result 225 million bushels in new grain storage was built in 2008. Farmers have likely invested more than $300 million in Iowa for new on-and-off farm storage. The new storage is a significant investment in the Iowa economy, when farmers profit they invest their money right here in the state. It’s a win-win!

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Thursday, January 22, 2009

EPAŹ¼s Emissions Regulation

The new emissions regulation announcement by the EPA that requires U.S. pork producers to file reports with the Environmental Protection and Community Right to Know Act highlights the potential impact these regulations can have on Iowa’s livestock producers and its important that they are following the issues and communicating with their producer organizations.