Lee Schulz spoke with Matthew Wilde, Waterloo-Cedar Falls Currier, about the 2012 livestock situation and outlook for 2013. He also spoke with Darcy Maulsby, Iowa Farm Bureau Spokesman, regarding key trends, challenges, and opportunities that may impact cattle and pork producers in 2013; and the USDA’s December hogs and pigs report.
Schulz also spoke with Dan Charles, National Public Radio, about USDA’s announcement of a final rule establishing general regulations for improving the traceability of U.S. livestock moving interstate.
Dave Swenson spoke with Jim Offner, Waterloo Courier, regarding the fiscal cliff tax deal and the consequences for businesses in Iowa. He will also appear on an upcoming segment of Iowa Press to discuss the fiscal cliff and its consequences on Midwestern economies.
Swenson also spoke with Amy Mayer, IPR, regarding the impact of the Farm Bill on rural economies.