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Resilience in the era of COVID-19

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comTo help address what seems as the never ending stresses affecting farmers, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Pork Industry Center hosted a webinar offering tools to develop mental resilience and provide some coping strategies."We know ...

Flying the coop

By CHAD THOMPSONcthompson@messengernews.netSaturday morning was the first time a group of 1,000 hens were exposed to sunlight, according to Hannah Beins, animal care director for Animal Place."It's the first time they have seen the sun or touched the grass," Beins said at the Fort Dodge ...

Impact of the coronavirus pandemic on livestock markets

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comLee Schulz, department of economics at Iowa State University said when he compares the current situation of what is happening within the livestock industry due to COVID-19 with other issues he has dealt with since starting at ISU in 2012, he said "there has ...

Landus Cooperative shows support to communities, employees, farmer/owners

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comJEFFERSON -Landus Cooperative's grain complex at their Jefferson location was used in a not-so-traditional way when it became the screen for a drive-in movie night last Saturday.Frozen 2 was projected onto one of the cooperative's concrete grain silos ...

A day off the farm

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comHUMBOLDT A horse, sheep, goats and a calf aren't your typical site in the town of Humboldt, but were just a few of the animals that made up the animal parade at the Humboldt Care Center's South and North facilities Monday.National Skilled Nursing Care Week, ...

A day off the farm

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comHUMBOLDT A horse, sheep, goats and a calf aren't your typical site in the town of Humboldt, but were just a few of the animals that made up the animal parade at the Humboldt Care Center's South and North facilities Monday.National Skilled Nursing Care Week, ...

RCC launched to assist livestock producers

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comIn an attempt to assist livestock producers with developing issues surrounding the industry, the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship (IDALS) has formed a Resource Coordination Center (RCC).The efforts are designed to support Iowa livestock ...

Managing feedlot rations with ethanol coproducts

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comFeeding ethanol co-products has become a reliable feed source for several of Iowa's beef producers. But with the cutbacks within the ethanol industry there are now limited supplies of ethanol co-products available for cattle feed."COVID-19 has affected the ...

Global transportation

By KRISS NELSONeditor@farm-news.comThe U.S. Grains Council is a trade association focused on promoting exports of corn, barley, sorghum, DDGs and ethanol, and they aren't taking a backseat to COVID-19 as they are continuing to endorse those commodities during the pandemic.Ryan LeGrand, ...

Midwest Marketing Solutions

Bunge sells locationsBunge plans to sell 35 of its U.S. grain elevators to the Zen-Noh Grain Corporation. ZGC was established in 1979 in New Orleans to provide a stable supply of feedgrains and soybeans for Zen-Noh's feed mills in Japan. ZGC is affiliated with Consolidated Grain and Barge to ...