Liz Brown born in Waterloo, raised in Sumner, grew up in Nashua and lives in Oelwein - Always on the move, but keeping her heart and feet planted in Iowa. Liz is the proud mother of 2 boys and a girl.....and blessed with a grandson too. When not at work Liz enjoys seeking new adventures, finding new places to eat or shop, cooking & baking, wine tastings and spending time with family & friends. Many have told Liz that she has a smile and laugh all her own.
U.S. Farmland Shrinking
An American Farmland Trust spokesperson says action is needed now “because the lost farmland is irretrievable.”
Fake Veterinarian Takes Part in Missouri Cattle Fraud Scheme
A man posing as a veterinarian admits to taking part in a $4.7 million investment fraud
Farm Loan Rates Edging Higher
Following a period of historically-low rates, interest rates increased most significantly on loans used to finance operating expenses.
Weekly Iowa Weather Summary, April 29, 2018
A dry week with only slightly below-normal temperatures allowed many to get into the fields.
Weekly Iowa Crop Report, April 30, 2018
Corn and soybeans were planted in addition to soil preparation and fertilizer application for the week ending April 29, 2018
Time Running Out to Participate in the 2017 Census of Agriculture
NASS is asking U.S. producers who have not returned their completed Census questionnaires to please do so as soon as possible
Farm State Senators Worry About Trade During Hearing
Farm-state senators spoke-up to impress on the Trump administration just how sensitive commodity markets are to trade actions.
Trump Says NAFTA Talks Are “Doing Nicely”
President Donald Trump says this week that the North American Free Trade Agreement talks are “moving along nicely.”
Website Promotes Rural Development Best Practices
An interactive feature allows webpage visitors to submit comments on ways USDA can improve the Rural Development program delivery.
Farmers for Free Trade Highlight Chinese Retaliation
The report shows that many American commodities will be hit hard, including U.S. wine, almonds, walnuts, pork, cherry, and several other commodities.