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In the spring of 1975, Ed Hain rolled the dice and planted several six

In the spring of 1975, Ed Hain rolled the dice and planted several six-row strips of corn and soybeans, kicking off 15-year average of roughly 50 extra bushels of corn yield per acre. More Info...

Retailers want more fair trade products, and fresh fruit and vegetable

Retailers want more fair trade products, and fresh fruit and vegetable companies have responded. More Info...

Want to thank your landlords, showcase a new building, or share pork p

Want to thank your landlords, showcase a new building, or share pork production practices with your neighbors or consumers? If so, consider hosting an event on your farm to build relationships and positive impressions. More Info...

Can beans breakout of their slump?

Can soybean get follow through from yesterday's rally? More Info...

A professor at Virginia Tech University says the U.S. should try to ge

A professor at Virginia Tech University says the U.S. should try to get the best trade deal with China that it can, but it should be wary of the potential consequences. More Info...

Breeding advances brought an era of advanced disease control. The futu

Breeding advances brought an era of advanced disease control. The future of disease tolerance will use advanced breeding with targeted approaches that help maximize corn and soybean yield potential. More Info...

Corn Rating Falls More Than Expected

Corn Rating Falls More Than Expected More Info...

Price increases on equipment may be inevitable due to higher-priced st

Price increases on equipment may be inevitable due to higher-priced steel, but many companies are still assessing the impacts, deciding how much of the price increase they are willing to absorb. More Info...

CaseIH 8930 Tractor Could Set Record on Saturday Sale

1998 Case IH 8930 tractor with onlyl 984 actual hours up for sale this Saturday (July 21, 2018) on farm auction in Ashton, IL. Sale by Bearrows Real Estate & Auction Co. Could well set a new record high sale price. Machinery Pete shows highest auction sale prices ever on Case IH 8930 tractors as wel [...] More Info...

AG TIME: Expensive or Cheap? by John Walsh

The soy bounced today. I indicated in my writing Friday that I think the soy is close to a short term low. The length of the rally is dependent on a couple outside factors. Certainly the trade disputes, and also the crop conditions. The rally is an opportunity to make further sales.The Corn was quie [...] More Info...

Producers impacted by wildfires and hurricanes in 2017 are eligible fo

Producers impacted by wildfires and hurricanes in 2017 are eligible for monetary assistance to rebuild and recover on their farms through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA). More Info...

The nation’s corn and soybean crops continue to mature at a record pac

The nation’s corn and soybean crops continue to mature at a record pace, according to this week’s USDA Crop Progress report. More Info...

Syngenta Settlement Nears Payout

Farmers need to act quickly to be eligible for collecting funds   More Info...

Dan Basse, president of AgResearch, stepped off his return flight from

Dan Basse, president of AgResearch, stepped off his return flight from Brazil late Monday morning and was on AgriTalk After the Bell with Chip Flory in the the afternoon. More Info...

Know Before You Go Organic

High rewards greet farmers willing to take additional risk More Info...

Corn + Sun = New Trait

Researchers blaze a trail for photosynthetic efficiency and yield boost More Info...

Farmers Share Input Intel

Each spring, Farm Journal surveys farmers to understand what influences their seed and planting decisions. As input decisions change based on cost savings, new choices and production challenges, it could be interesting to see how you align with fellow farmers from across the U.S. Take a look at t [...] More Info...

This event, hosted by Farm Journal Media and sponsored by AgriGold, wi

This event, hosted by Farm Journal Media and sponsored by AgriGold, will feature best-in-class speakers cover topics such as grain marketing, economic trends, strategic planning and more. More Info...

Oliver Sloup on RFD-TV (7.16.18)

Oliver Sloup shares his thoughts of the grain and livestock markets on RFD-TV. More Info...

Farmers in Germany are battling for survival after a heatwave and drou

Farmers in Germany are battling for survival after a heatwave and drought swept across northern parts of the continent, damaging crops from wheat to barley. But in France, too much rain is the culprit. More Info...

Consumer Reports survey indicates consumers want clear labels identify

Consumer Reports survey indicates consumers want clear labels identifying meat produced in the lab from cultured animal cells. More Info...

Rep. Conaway (R-Texas) talks about the farm bill and Machinery Pete jo

Rep. Conaway (R-Texas) talks about the farm bill and Machinery Pete joins Chip Flory on AgriTalk. More Info...

From east to west growing conditions greatly vary. While some farmers

From east to west growing conditions greatly vary. While some farmers struggle through drought conditions, others are wondering just how long soybeans can handle extremely wet feet. More Info...

You can unlock the door to higher yields by understanding how hybrid e

You can unlock the door to higher yields by understanding how hybrid ear type and plant structure affect corn development. More Info...

Across the country, dairy farmers are struggling to make ends meet. Wh

Across the country, dairy farmers are struggling to make ends meet. While some are opting out of the business, others are hoping to weather the storm.​ More Info...

Government to Invest in Seed Quality

The Seeds for the Future Act sets aside $50 million to develop new varieties each year More Info...

The Right Choice

Seed selection is one of the most important decisions you make each year as it influences numerous other factors. The right—or wrong—choice sets the tone for the season. Be sure to consider the following to set up your fields for success. More Info...

Produce companies continue to implement and expand programs designed t

Produce companies continue to implement and expand programs designed to make their operations more sustainable, and spreading the word about those efforts is the next step as consumers show interest in grower practices. More Info...

Warmer than normal temperatures dominated the Midwest last week, and d

Warmer than normal temperatures dominated the Midwest last week, and despite some thunderstorm in the High Plains, drought conditions have intensified. Cattlemen are culling herds and dipping into hay supplies. More Info...

The Trump administration launched formal charges with the WTO over ret

The Trump administration launched formal charges with the WTO over retaliatory tariffs assessed in response to U.S. duties on imported steel and aluminum.​ More Info...

President Trump’s trade tactics are causing pain in farm country, but

President Trump’s trade tactics are causing pain in farm country, but that’s not knocking the president off his favored pedestal. More Info...

Want to know most ranchers’ opinions about wolves? They’re predators t

Want to know most ranchers’ opinions about wolves? They’re predators that kill livestock and must be controlled, if not eradicated. Eco-activists argue the opposite. But both sides are dead wrong. More Info...

Working to be “smarter not sweeter,” Yoplait recently released a new y

Working to be “smarter not sweeter,” Yoplait recently released a new yogurt utilizing ultra-filtered milk as the main ingredient. More Info...

Presented by industry leaders daily, these seminars address topics cen

Presented by industry leaders daily, these seminars address topics centered around policy, research, finances and the future. More Info...

Evaluating what makes our production system globally competitive can a

Evaluating what makes our production system globally competitive can also be important to the individual farm and future success. Here are some thoughts on how we got here and how we move forward in the years to come. More Info...

The addition of the two Cattle Empire yards boosts Friona Industries t

The addition of the two Cattle Empire yards boosts Friona Industries to the nation's second-largest cattle feeding entity. More Info...