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Monday, April 1, 2024
Iowa, US reports 7% increase in egg production in February 2024
According to the latest Chickens and Eggs report from the US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service, Iowa witnessed a significant surge in egg production during February 2024, with a total output of 1.06 ...
Monday, March 18, 2024
Tyson Foods to permanently close Iowa, US pork plant, affecting 1,200 jobs
Tyson Foods announced it will permanently shut down a pork plant in Perry, Iowa, US, resulting in the displacement of approximately 1,200 workers, Reuters reported.
Tuesday, February 13, 2024
Iowa, US pork producers grapple with worst financial downturn in decades
Last year marked the most severe financial downturn in 25 years for Iowa and US pork producers, with soaring costs surpassing the prices received for livestock, Des Moines Register reported.
Friday, February 9, 2024
Iowa, US advances bill to restrict surveillance drones near livestock facilities
A bill initially approved by Iowa, US last year, aimed at prohibiting the flying of surveillance drones within 400 feet of open feedlots and animal confinements, received committee approval in the US Senate, signalling progress in the legis ...
Wednesday, January 17, 2024
Iowa, US corn yields remain strong despite lingering drought conditions
According to the United States Department of Agriculture, Iowa, US achieved an average corn yield of about 201 bushels per acre in the past year, surpassing the yields of the previous year and stands as the fourth highest in the state's his ...
Thursday, November 30, 2023
Bird flu hits Iowa, US poultry industry, death toll exceeds last year
In a significant blow to the poultry industry in Iowa, United States, another extensive flock of egg-laying hens has been hit by a highly contagious and lethal form of bird flu, pushing the total number of affected birds beyond last year's ...
Monday, September 18, 2023
Iowa, US launches grant programme for animal vaccine research
Mike Naig, Secretary of Agriculture in Iowa, US, has introduced the Livestock Protection Innovation Grant Programme, aimed at offering financial support to Iowa-based companies engaged in the development of vaccines designed to safeguard th ...
Friday, September 8, 2023
Iowa, US crops face decline as heat and dryness persist
The US state of Iowa, a major agricultural hub, is grappling with a significant deterioration in its primary crops over the past two weeks, as relentless heat and dry spells persist, Iowa Capital Dispatch reported.
Monday, August 7, 2023
Farmers in Iowa state, US overcome challenges to boost record beef supply amid lowest herds
Despite rearing the lowest number cattle herds since the 1960s, cattle farmers in Iowa state, US have played a pivotal role in meeting the surging demand for beef, contributing to record-high beef supplies in the US, WHO 13 reported.
Friday, June 30, 2023
Concentrated livestock production threatens human health, planet, researcher tells Iowa, US farmers
A researcher told a group of Iowa, US farmers on June 29 that concentrated livestock production is putting their health at risk and endangering the planet.
Thursday, April 27, 2023
Mexico's Sigma Alimentos to buy over meat processing plant in Iowa, US
Mexican food processor Sigma Alimentos recently announced it would purchase a meat processing facility in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, the United States.
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Iowa, US livestock producers establish new stock growers association
Livestock producers from across Iowa, the United States, joined together to form the Iowa Stock Growers Association on March 7.
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory in Iowa, US, gets fresh boost of funds
Five years after US lawmakers denied much of the $100 million that Iowa State University (ISU) sought for a new Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory — which underpins US state Iowa's US$32.5 billion animal agriculture industry and aids in ...
Tuesday, January 17, 2023
Cattlemen's Heritage to build US$520 million beef plant in Iowa, US
Cattlemen's Heritage, an Iowa, US corporation with its roots in livestock production and barn construction, will build a US$520 million beef processing facility in Mills County, Iowa, the United States.
Monday, January 9, 2023
Meat businesses in western Iowa, US, to get US$1 million funding from USDA
Two western Iowa, US operations will receive about US$1 million in financing from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to expand local meat production, US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced.

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