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Evening Edition | Friday, November 18, 2022

In this Evening Edition, get caught up on the news about the 2023 cattle supply, a second Iowa county sued by Summit Carbon, climate action in the 2023 farm bill, and top stories this week.

2023 Cattle Supply

Though cattle marketing numbers were heavier than expected late summer and fall, expect that beef production and the number of cattle marketed will be lower in the year ahead.

Bryan Doherty covers the why behind this projection.

Read about the short and long answer Doherty provides in this article.

Summit Carbon Case in Iowa

Summit Carbon Solutions hopes to build a carbon dioxide pipeline across Iowa and is suing a second Iowa county over local efforts to regulate the placement of the controversial pipeline.

The Iowa Capital Dispatch reports that both lawsuits allege the locally elected county boards of supervisors are attempting to impose on the project siting requirements that are the exclusive province of federal regulators.

To learn more about the lawsuits against Story and Shelby County, click the article linked below.

2023 Farm Bill

A House task force on climate and agriculture, led by Democratic Reps. Chellie Pingree of Maine and Kim Schrier of Washington State, released a report Thursday recommending policies for the 2023 farm bill to make it as climate-friendly as possible.

“Since my earliest days in Congress, I have introduced solutions to create a more sustainable food system,” Pingree says. “The next farm bill represents a significant moment for Congress to deliver the urgent resources needed to support farmers dealing with extreme weather and incentivize America’s agriculture sector to take action in the fight against climate change."

For more about the recommendations the task force made, click the article below.

Top Stories This Week

About 45% of producers recently surveyed as part of Purdue University’s Ag Economy Barometer reported that insufficient supplies have impeded their equipment purchases.

Machinery Insider reports on the shortage and interviews Neil Messick of Messick Equipment. He says, “Our equipment allotment for 2023 is already sold, and we’re only taking orders for new equipment to deliver in 2024. Now some domestically made items like hay equipment are in better supply, but large ag equipment is almost nonexistent.”

Columnist Jerry Nelson is on the mend from a serious respiratory illness.

In his recovery he finds comfort and care from a team of nurses and Sparkles, the therapy cat.

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