Industry News | 3-25-2019
Flood Damage Costs Billions
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds said Friday that recent flooding in the state has caused an estimated $1.6 billion in damage, pushing the total costs from the devastating Midwest flooding to at least $3 billion. The ongoing flooding along the Missouri River has damaged thousands of homes and inundated vast swaths of agricultural land with water in Nebraska, Iowa and Missouri.
Ag Producers Remain Loyal to Glyphosate, Despite California Jury Rulings
Farmers are standing by Bayer AG's Roundup herbicide despite rulings from two juries that the world's most widely used weedkiller caused cancer in plaintiffs. The chemical, used on the vast majority of corn, soybean and cotton acres planted in the U.S., remains prized by farmers for its low cost and effectiveness. "I don't have any concerns with safety," said Danny Murphy, who raises soybeans and corn near Canton, Miss.
Pork Essentially Free of Veterinary Drug Residues
In a basic survey of more than a thousand pork kidney samples, almost no veterinary drug residues were found and none at levels that even approached U.S. regulatory limits, according to a study just published by an Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist.
Ag Stats to Keep in Mind in 2019
USDA looked into its crystal ball at the end of February and released its first round of numbers for several key forecasts for 2019 and beyond.
NE Producer Travels By Boat To Take Care of Hogs Due To Flood
The Missouri River is roughly a mile over its banks. That's forcing livestock producers near the river to take extreme measures to take care of their animals. One producer in Blair, Nebraska has to travel by boat to get to his hogs. Luckily, his hogs are safe on higher ground.