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Trump: NAFTA Will "Probably" End

President Donald Trump says he thinks the U.S. will "end up probably terminating" the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico "at some point." More Info...

Scouts Move into Iowa and Compare Corn there to Illinois

Day three of the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour got underway this morning, with Brian Grete sharing his initial insights on the Iowa corn crop. More Info...

Will Lower Yield Projections Create a Bullish Story on Corn Prices?

U.S. Farm Report Host Tyne Morgan talked with a frazzled-looking Pete Meyer of PIRA Energy Group last night about what he saw going through Indiana and Illinois fields yesterday during day two of the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour. More Info...

Day 2 Press Release: 2017 Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour

The second day of the 2017 Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour concluded with the release of official results from Indiana and Nebraska. More Info...

Commerce Department Makes Determination on Biodiesel

Grain markets are trying to put together a rally as bargain hunters and bottom pickers provide the support. Farm Journal Crop tour will release their production from the survey on Thursday afternoon. More Info...

From the Rows Day 2 - Emily Carolan

Observations from Nebraska on the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour. More Info...

From the Rows Day 2 - Chip Flory

Chip Flory looks at some changes in the makeup of the Nebraska corn numbers for crop tour. More Info...

From the Rows Day 2 - Mark Bernard

Observations from eastern crop tour agronomist Mark Bernard from Indiana and Illinois. More Info...

From the Rows Day 2 - Brian Grete

Eastern Crop Tour leader Brian Grete shares his thoughts of day two of tour traveling through Indiana and into Illinois. More Info...

The Next Generation of Crop Tour Scouts

AgDay's Betsy Jibben talks with a father and son team of scouts on the 2017 Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour. More Info...

This Year Has Been Anything But Normal

AgDay looks at the Indiana crop on the east leg of the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour. More Info...

Brian Grete Talks About the Good, Bad and Ugly on East Crop Tour

Pro Farmer Editor Brian Grete has been leading the eastern leg of the 2017 Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour where he has seen a bit of everything when it comes to crop conditions. U.S. Farm Report’s Tyne Morgan caught up with him in Bloomington, Illinois and asked him about the best and the wor [...] More Info...

US--Ranching Standoff Trial-Nevada

Jury refuses to convict 4 in Nevada ranch standoff retrial More Info...

2017 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour Results: Nebraska

Official Day 2 results from the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. More Info...

2017 Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour Results: Indiana

Official Day 2 results from the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour. More Info...

In Nebraska, Beans with Potential and Good, but Not Great, Corn

Veteran crop tour scouts Kurt Line and Jarod Creed saw plenty of potential for soybeans along their routes in Nebraska, if Mother Nature will cooperate. More Info...

Growing Season Weather Swings Evident in Crops

In a year where the weather throughout the growing season is consistent, corn and soybeans would also be consistent. More Info...

Weather Holds All the Cards for Nebraska Farmers

For the most part, farmers in Nebraska are looking at a low disease in insect damage year but weather could be their kryptonite. Farm Journal’s Midwest Crop Tour scouts are seeing variability across all crops and stops. More Info...

Scouts Report Severe Weather, Extreme Corn Variability in Indiana

The Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour isn’t all clear skies, sunshine and 240 bushel corn. More Info...

Sen. Roberts, McCaskill Bring Agro-terrorism Concerns to Light

While ag leaders often celebrate the fact the U.S. has the world’s safest food supply, keeping it safe requires a long list of interagency coordination from farmer to consumer. More Info...

USDA Corn Expert Explains Yield Numbers From NASS Report

Chris Hawthorn, USDA-NASS corn expert, has faced questions on how he came up with the Aug. 1 corn estimate compared to the crop conditions reports released on a weekly basis.  More Info...

Tour Participants Have Lively Discussion on USDA Yield Predictions

Chris Hawthorn faced a tough crowd last night in Grand Island, Neb., during the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour roundup of news from the western leg of the event. As the day’s numbers were reported, a lively discussion got underway about the August 10 th U. S. Department of Agriculture ( [...] More Info...

Mother Nature Brings Cooler Summer and Potential for Crop Saving Rains

While parts of the Midwest struggled through drought this summer, many areas experienced normal to below normal summer temperatures. Regardless of early season conditions, many crops are begging for rain to complete grain fill. More Info...

European Commission Begins Probe of Possible Bayer-Monsanto Monopoly

The European Commission is expressing concern over a potential monopoly in the pesticide and seeds market, which is igniting an investigation into Bayer’s plans to buy Monsanto for $66 billion. More Info...

Proposed Dairy-Revenue Insurance Would Protect Against Milk Price Drop

The American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) has posted a primer on why its proposed Dairy-Revenue Protection insurance is needed and how it would work. More Info...

South Dakota Crop Behind in Maturity, No Need to Panic Yet

The 2017 growing season has been presenting challenges for Brad Smidt, a farmer in Lincoln County, South Dakota.   More Info...

Ohio Corn and Soybeans Hurting for Rain

Rain and time. Potential for a good Ohio corn and soybean crop is sitting in fields, but without late-season rain, growers will be walking backwards at the finish line. More Info...

Is Valero Rallying Support Against Ethanol?

Recently, the regulations which mandate mixing corn-based ethanol into gasoline are drawing some criticism. More Info...

Pruitt Called Biased Against WOTUS

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt’s impartiality has been questioned after his recent interview with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). More Info...

3 Steps to Determine Soybean Productivity

Do your soybeans stack up? Get to scouting to check for yield potential and identify areas of weakness to target next year. More Info...

When Supply Outpaces Demand the Dairy Landscape Changes

The paradigm of overproducing demand and expecting to stay profitable has to come crashing down at some point. More Info...

Profit Tracker: Margins Decline Nearly $100 Per Head

A $5 per cwt. drop in fed cattle prices produced a near $100 per head decline in feeding margins last week.  More Info...

Evidence of Cool Temperatures in Crop Tour Findings

The second day of the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour has begun, and one of the things the scouts are observing are how the weather has impacted crops. More Info...


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