Livestock en Livestock Industry Under Stress <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The corn and soybean meal market prices have responded to the current U.S. drought with dramatic market increases. Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) December corn futures prices rose to over $8/bu. by mid-August, an increase of nearly $3/bu. since mid-June, or about a 60% increase in about two months. Similarly, CBOT soybean meal prices have increased by nearly $200/ton in recent months, and are now over $500/ton. Corn and soybean meal are important feed ingredients for all segments of the livestock industry.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Issues Drought Livestock Focus on Ag Tue, 21 Aug 2012 19:44:00 +0000 69951 at Integrity Welcome In Iowa Agriculture; Incompetence Won’t Be Tolerated <div class="field-byline"> By Kirk Leeds, CEO, Iowa Soybean Association </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p> &nbsp;The recent recall of nearly 600 million eggs originating from a north-Iowa producer caused consumers to question the integrity and honor of our farm families and the continued reliability of safe food.<br /> </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crops Livestock Wed, 29 Sep 2010 00:36:00 +0000 47091 at H1N1 Virus Impacts The Pork Industry <div class="field-byline"> Kent Thiesse </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The resulted impact of the H1N1 outbreak in Mexico, the U.S. and other parts of the world has been devastating to the</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Livestock Tue, 05 May 2009 12:40:00 +0000 39835 at