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Soybeans Continue to Probe for Lows?

With trade tensions continuing to escalate between the US and China it has been difficult to find any good news for soybeans. How much worse will it get?​ More Info...

Floods unleashed across North Carolina by deadly Hurricane Florence ar

Floods unleashed across North Carolina by deadly Hurricane Florence are destroying crops after the storm wreaked havoc on cotton and tobacco. More Info...

Rising North Carolina rivers swamp dozens of poultry barns, killing at

Rising North Carolina rivers swamp dozens of poultry barns, killing at least 1.7 million chickens. More Info...

Plan For a Steady Increase in Input Prices

Expect farm input prices to annually increase by 1.7% for the next decade. More Info...

AgLaunch Initiative, a farm-centric agricultural innovation organizati

AgLaunch Initiative, a farm-centric agricultural innovation organization, announced today the Innova $100,000 Row Crop Challenge powered by AgLaunch More Info...

High-level NAFTA negotiations are set to resume in Washington, where R

High-level NAFTA negotiations are set to resume in Washington, where Republicans are warning time is running out for Canada to join the U.S. and Mexico in a trilateral deal. More Info...

Paul McCartney's new album includes a song about climate change denier

Paul McCartney's new album includes a song about climate change deniers, which he unabashedly sings while trotting the globe in private jets and driving sports cars. More Info...

A bulging U.S. cattle herd along with record demand for beef means tha

A bulging U.S. cattle herd along with record demand for beef means that more cows are making their way to slaughter, leaving behind a glut of hides. A new tariff imposed by China on hides won't help. More Info...

The BNSF Railway Company is being sued by a rancher after more than 50

The BNSF Railway Company is being sued by a rancher after more than 50 cattle went missing and died following flooding that is being blamed on a railroad berm. More Info...

A former grain elevator manager is on the run after allegedly pocketin

A former grain elevator manager is on the run after allegedly pocketing $2 million from the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. in west-central Minnesota.​ More Info...

Bryne Dairy, located in DeWitt, N.Y., is planning to expand its Ultra

Bryne Dairy, located in DeWitt, N.Y., is planning to expand its Ultra Dairy Plant to grow its packaging capability and create at least 20 new jobs. More Info...

Test for Soybean Cyst Nematode

Looks can be deceiving as hidden pockets of the disease can still cut yield More Info...

Procacci Bros., Philadelphia, is celebrating its 70-year anniversary.

Procacci Bros., Philadelphia, is celebrating its 70-year anniversary. More Info...

Today on the program, we have a hearty discussion about the farm bill,

Today on the program, we have a hearty discussion about the farm bill, trade and crop insurance with callers, and Hyle Hansen of Hertz Ag discusses their latest survey. More Info...

Along with his brothers-in-law, Scott Mundhenke and Tim Eike, they pri

Along with his brothers-in-law, Scott Mundhenke and Tim Eike, they primarily use four technology tools to make decisions: Climate FieldView, My John Deere, ADM Investor Services and AgYield app. More Info...

Headlines have declared that the Texas Farm Bureau has banned all Nike

Headlines have declared that the Texas Farm Bureau has banned all Nike apparel for its staff . The Texas Farm Bureau, however, says that’s not quite right.​ More Info...

To stay in grocery stores, our industry needs to be socially sustainab

To stay in grocery stores, our industry needs to be socially sustainable. More Info...

Neil Caskey will join the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) as

Neil Caskey will join the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) as vice president of communications starting Oct. 15. NCGA says he will build on the organization’s ongoing communication efforts. More Info...

Respect, commitment and dedication provide staying power for the natio

Respect, commitment and dedication provide staying power for the nation’s largest family-owned pork operation. Dave and Karen Maschhoff (left) and Ken and Julie Maschhoff (right), run The Maschhoffs, Inc. More Info...

Sometimes Mother Nature deals you a bad hand, and crop yields don’t tu

Sometimes Mother Nature deals you a bad hand, and crop yields don’t turn out like you had planned for or hoped. More Info...

How efficiently are you using your current work force? Here's how to m

How efficiently are you using your current work force? Here's how to measure where your employee investments need attention. More Info...

Can the way you vote predict how likely one is to embrace, or reject,

Can the way you vote predict how likely one is to embrace, or reject, a vegetarian diet? Of course. But a Canadian researcher believes there’s an important insight captured in his data. More Info...

Twenty-six nuisance cases have been filed by residents in North Caroli

Twenty-six nuisance cases have been filed by residents in North Carolina against Murphy-Brown/Smithfield Foods. What are the cases about? What about the Right to Farm Act? Could this happen in my state? More Info...

China announced it will take retaliatory tariff action against $60 bil

China announced it will take retaliatory tariff action against $60 billion of U.S. goods, sharply escalating the trade war as the Trump administration considers imposing duties on virtually all Chinese imports. More Info...

Year after year of record harvests, combined with less export and etha

Year after year of record harvests, combined with less export and ethanol demand could mean elevators won’t have as much space for grain as in previous years. Isolated areas could even turn grain away. More Info...

Our young people are looking for causes to help them connect. They are

Our young people are looking for causes to help them connect. They are replicating the "specialness" they experienced in their families by recreating pools of “specially connected” influencers. More Info...

President Donald Trump threatened to retaliate if China targets politi

President Donald Trump threatened to retaliate if China targets politically potent U.S. agricultural products for counter-tariffs, following an escalation in his trade war with Beijing. More Info...

Jim Schippert farms in the realm of the extraordinary. At 92, he grows

Jim Schippert farms in the realm of the extraordinary. At 92, he grows corn and soybeans on the same land he worked as a child. Young farmer beware: Jim Schippert is still rocking the rows. More Info...

You might be scaring job candidates away before they even consider a j

You might be scaring job candidates away before they even consider a job in your operation. Watch for these signs. More Info...

US - China Trade Tensions Continue to Weigh on Markets

US - China Trade Tensions Continue to Weigh on Markets More Info...

Because labor productivity is directly related to output, it has a maj

Because labor productivity is directly related to output, it has a major impact on economic growth and the standard of living. More Info...

For 2019, we are bestowing three awards on deserving farmers.

For 2019, we are bestowing three awards on deserving farmers. More Info...

As flood waters continue to rise and recede depending on the area, mea

As flood waters continue to rise and recede depending on the area, meat processors are closely watching roadways, transportation and employee safety before reopening. More Info...

One Last Chance for Tax Reform Education

Just a reminder I will be teaching an all day class on tax reform this Friday in Minnesota and it is available as a webinar. More Info...

Black Gold Farms has started harvesting red and yellow potatoes in the

Black Gold Farms has started harvesting red and yellow potatoes in the Red River Valley. More Info...

The Trump administration will slap a 10 percent tariff on about $200 b

The Trump administration will slap a 10 percent tariff on about $200 billion in Chinese goods next week, and more than double the rate in 2019. More Info...