Farm News, 17 Jan 2020 20:41:47 EDTFri, 17 Jan 2020 20:41:47 EDT had a successful 2019 2019 drew to close, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue shared his assessment of how well the department he leads succeeded in meeting its goals this year. He has good reason to be proud of its record because the U.S.Fri, 3 Jan 2020 00:00:00 EDTLooking back on 2019 we bid adieu to 2019 it is a perfect time to reflect on a year that brought challenges to both producers and the agri-business community. Weather and trade seemed to make headlines again in Farm News almost weekly.Mon, 30 Dec 2019 00:00:00 EDTIowa's economic picture just got brighter 2019 draws to a close, positive trade developments are making Iowa's economic picture very bright for 2020 and beyond. The long-delayed U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement appears almost certain to be approved by Congress in the very near future.Thu, 26 Dec 2019 00:00:00 EDTWhy not shop local for the holidays holiday shopping season is upon us once again. In the quest to find just the right gifts, seeking out bargains is part of the fun. And as always, stretching those dollars budgeted for gift-giving is also a necessity for many people.Fri, 13 Dec 2019 00:00:00 EDTIt's time to protect our veterans's veterans have contributed greatly to our nation's success. Their service and in many cases exceptional sacrifices are a source of pride to all right-thinking citizens.Fri, 6 Dec 2019 00:00:00 EDT