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Changes needed in legislation, funding and oversight to protect Americ

Changes needed in legislation, funding and oversight to protect American agriculture from biological attacks. More Info...

APFN-US--Herbicide Dispute-Arkansas

Monsanto sues Arkansas board for banning disputed herbicide More Info...

Red and Apparently Dead

A glance at the weekly change table below shows a lot of red numbers, and not by just fractions of a percent. The notable exceptions (soy oil, hogs, oats) had good fundamental stories for the week. For the rest, the main theme for most of the week was a lack of price volatility. Options traders in [...] More Info...

Soil Health Partnership Enrolls 4,000-Plus Acres

The farmer-led program is collecting data on fields in 12 states to measure the economic benefits of cover crops, nutrient management and conservation tillage. More Info...

Packers were reluctant to raise bids on fed cattle, creating sparse tr

Packers were reluctant to raise bids on fed cattle, creating sparse trading activity. More Info...

ND--Drought-North Dakota

Senator calls for more USDA workers to respond to drought More Info...

CD Bell Farms started with a single pig in 1952, when Clare and Drew’s

CD Bell Farms started with a single pig in 1952, when Clare and Drew’s grandpa, Ludger Schilling Sr., received a pregnant sow as a wedding gift from his godfather. Now, the farm is home to more than 8,000 sows. More Info...

Fertilizer Merger Approved in India

Potash and Agrium recently received conditional merger approval in India. Approval came after the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) review. More Info...

Trust and confidence make the difference in employee and family relati

Trust and confidence make the difference in employee and family relations. More Info...

We constantly talk about the changes occurring across the beef industr

We constantly talk about the changes occurring across the beef industry over the past two decades. This move was good for the livestock and poultry industries. More Info...

Pete's Pick of the Week: 1992 John Deere 4760 Tractor

This tractor is coming up for sale in November. More Info...

Ramped-Up Harvest Weighs on Corn, Soybeans

Corn and soybean futures faced pressure this week from improved weather for harvest activities. More Info...

Here's How to Keep Pests From Being an Unwelcome Surprise

A pest boss—one member of a farm’s management team in charge of everything involving weeds, insects and diseases—earns his keep by preventing surprises. “That’s his job—to never be caught off guard,” says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. “A p [...] More Info...

When asked how NAFTA talks were progressing, chief U.S. negotiator Joh

When asked how NAFTA talks were progressing, chief U.S. negotiator John Melle, said “fabulous.” But his comment was definitely one-sided and politically inspired. More Info...

KC Federal Reserve: Operating Loans on the Rise

The downturn in the farm economy is forcing more farmers to turn to banks for operating loans. The Kansas City Federal Reserve’s Ag Finance Databook is released each quarter. The latest report shows lending at agricultural banks stabilized in the third quarter of 2017, but the authors noted r [...] More Info...

Five Year Corn and Soybean Price Projections

Commodity prices have been challenging, but according to recent projections they likely won’t get any worse.  More Info...

Commodities Seek Transit Security

Severe weather underscores need for backup options to get grains to the rest of the world when ports are closed. More Info...

December 18, 2017 is the compliance deadline for the Electronic Loggin

December 18, 2017 is the compliance deadline for the Electronic Logging Device installation requirement. More Info...

Any farmer that has had forage tested bought hay or entered a hay show

Any farmer that has had forage tested bought hay or entered a hay show, there is a chance they are familiar with the acronym, RFV. More Info...

EPA Administrator Reinforces Support of RFS to Senators

It’s been a whirlwind week for the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). From initial changes, to the President stepping in and ordering EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to back down, as of Friday, the fate of the RFS is a little clearer. More Info...

Hard Lessons on the Farm can Have Positive Outcomes

Most of us who grew up on the farm learned how to work from our parents’ example. I can tell you that as a kid I learned how to do certain jobs by watching and listening, and sometimes I didn’t do either very well. More Info...

The Emergence of Urban Agriculture

Although practiced by city residents for millennia, urban agriculture has emerged in recent years as a novel way of addressing food deserts and generating income for groups striving to exit poverty. The upcoming farm bill may include some provisions to make such farmers eligible for key USDA assist [...] More Info...

Six Steps to Efficient Nutrient Use

Preventing fertilizer from leaving your fields lowers production cost while increasing yield. Oh yes—it also protects water resources. Sure, you’ve heard the warnings before, but it can be overwhelming to put nutrient management practices into motion. Start with these six steps to addre [...] More Info...

Small farm success is permanently intertwined with science.

Small farm success is permanently intertwined with science. More Info...

What's in Your Fuel Tank?

With harvest in full swing, it’s time to ask yourself: What’s in your fuel tank? The answer may surprise you. More Info...

Morning Grain Commentary from Blue Line Futures

The grain markets have been relatively quiet this week, but could it be the calm before the storm? These are a few of the fundamentals and technicals we are looking at as we look towards next week. More Info...

Argentina to Plant Fewer Soybeans

Grain markets continue to monitor harvest results as extended weather forecasts look to get colder in the US Midwest. We hope you'll consider listening in to our webinar Tuesday night next week - see details below. More Info...

A study looks at the potential for antibiotic resistance in calves fed

A study looks at the potential for antibiotic resistance in calves fed waste milk. More Info...

Hoffman's Forecast: Will Rains Put the Brakes on Harvest?

Mike Hoffman's AgDay forecast for October 20, 2017 More Info...

While there’s nothing you can do as an employer to keep any of your wo

While there’s nothing you can do as an employer to keep any of your workers from being swept up in an immigration raid, there are some things you can do to protect yourself. More Info...

Low Hour 1993 CaseIH 7120 Tractor Coming Up For Sale

Machinery Pete spotlights a 1993 CaseIH 7120 tractor with only 3,659 hours coming up for sale on a farm auction in southwest Minnesota November 30, 2017. Sale by Henslin Auctions More Info...

Florida Senator Blocks Nominee Over Citrus Disaster Aid

A Florida senator is blocking one of President Donald Trump's nominees in frustration over the White House's decision to delay disaster money for the state's citrus growers. More Info...

Blue Line Futures: Livestock Roundup & 2 Minute Drill (Grains)

The cattle on feed report is getting closer and closer and we can see that in the increased volatility over the past two sessions as market participants look to tighten up their book. More Info...


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