A powerful storm that brought high winds to a wide swath of Iowa and surrounding states has been labeled the most expensive thunderstorm in modern history and the second costliest weather event of 2020.
The U.S. will be losing one of its staunchest advocates in China for U.S. beef, ethanol and other farm goods in early October. That’s when Ambassador Terry Branstad says he is stepping down from being the top U.S. representative in Beijing.
President Donald Trump made a brief stop in storm-ravaged Iowa on Tuesday to promise that federal help would be coming "very rapidly" to help the state recover from the straight-line winds last week that knocked out power, steamrolled corn and soybean fields, and smashed grain bins.
Vice President Mike Pence, launching the Trump campaign's agriculture coalition, offered some proverbial red meat to a crowd of supporters in Iowa on Thursday by criticizing Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris for suggesting that Americans should eat less of the real stuff.
Industry analysts, government officials, and insurance adjusters are trying to make sense of just how much damage was done by the heavy winds that cut through the heart of the Corn Belt in a Monday storm system.
E15, gasoline blended with 15% ethanol, saw modest growth over the last year as President Donald Trump's order to lift the ban on year-round sales approaches its one-year anniversary at the end of this week.