Governor Branstad at Farm Progress Show

Cindy Zimmerman

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad paid a visit to the 2014 Farm Progress Show Tuesday and met with some of the show’s international visitors. “I do a lot of international travel to promote what we produce in Iowa,” said Branstad. “We are the leading corn producing state, leading soybean producing state, leading pork producing state, leading egg producing state, we also …

Audio, Ethanol, Exports, Farm Progress Show, John Deere

USDA Chinese Trade Mission

Cindy Zimmerman

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse led a mission to promote U.S. biofuels and agricultural product exports in northeast China May 5-13. The mission was part of President Obama’s “Made in Rural America” export and investment initiative, designed to help rural businesses and leaders take advantage of new investment opportunities and …

Audio, Biofuels, Ethanol, Exports, International, USDA

More Corn for Export

Cindy Zimmerman

To the surprise of traders, USDA increased the projection for U.S. corn exports this marketing year, lowering ending stocks in the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report. U.S. feed grain ending stocks for 2013/14 are expected lower with a 150-million-bushel increase projected for corn exports. Jack Scoville of the Price Futures Group discussed the estimates during the …

Audio, Corn, Exports, Government, MGEX

Farm Progress Show Will Reap International Exports

Jamie Johansen

The nation’s largest outdoor farm show, Farm Progress Show, has been selected to participate in the 2014 International Buyer Program (IBP). This year’s event takes place in Boone, IA, August 26-28. The IBP is an export program led by the U.S. Department of Commerce. It brings thousands of international buyers to the U.S. for business-to-business matchmaking with U.S. companies exhibiting …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Events, Exports, Farm Progress Show, Farm Shows, Government