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AgTech Blooms In Sunny Salinas, Calif.

In the world of agricultural technology, all roads lead to Salinas. The Western Growers Center for Innovation and Technology there now houses 31 startups, with more in the queue   More Info...

Gulke: Traders See Sufficient Corn And Soybean Acres

The marketplace is ramping up speculation over USDA’s March 31 Planting Intentions report, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group. More Info...

Strong Prices on Ohio and Idaho Farm Auctions Today and Yesterday

Machinery Pete reports on strong sale prices from a farm auction today (March 24, 2017) in central Ohio as well as yesterday in south-central Idaho More Info...

Worried About Drought? Here's Some Good News.

Worried about the drought that has been slowly building throughout the Midwest and Plains over the past several weeks? Help may be on the way soon, according to AgDay meteorologist Mike Hoffman. More Info...

Somethins Happenin Here

I started this column with the lyrics from an old Buffalo Springfield song in my head titled “For What Its Worth”. The first two lines go “There’s somethin’ happenin’ here, What is is ain’t exactly clear…..” That was definitely the case with the health care reform bill debate in Washington! As I loo [...] More Info...

March 2017 Cattle on Feed

Results and analysis of the March 2017 USDA Cattle on Feed report. More Info...

Cattle on Feed Report: Placements Below Year-Ago

Once again, traders did a good job anticipating what USDA's Cattle on Feed Report would show. More Info...

Wrong Time of Year to be Bearish in the Market

As bearish news continue to pile on the market, analysts on U.S. Farm Report think it’s too early have a completely gloomy outlook on the market.  More Info...

The Long Road to Cellulosic Ethanol

When most non-farmers think about ethanol, they often think about all the corn that goes into producing it, and many non-farmers complain that it could be put to better use by feeding people. More Info...

Technical Selling Weighs on Soybean Futures

LimelightPlayerUtil.initEmbed('limelight_player_377940'); Pro Farmer Editor Brian Grete provides closing market commentary. More Info...

Crop Insurance Company Acquisition Announced

A change in the crop insurance world was announced earlier this week, as Producers Ag Insurance Group, Inc., (a member of Tokio Marine HCC) is planning a purchase agreement to acquire crop managing general agent (MGA) International Ag Insurance Solutions. In 2016, the Iowa-based company managed $67 [...] More Info...

P&KToday: Phosphate Prices Show Signs of Life

Phosphate firmed sharply this week despite a pullback in urea pricing. More Info...

Farm Fuels in Focus: Technical Setup & Seasonal Diesel Demand Face-off

Both farm diesel and propane were unchanged this week, even as diesel demand ramps up in the Midwest. More Info...

Grain and Soybean Futures Extend Price Pullbacks

Corn and soybean futures faced fresh selling this week as massive South American crops weighed on the markets. More Info...

Study: 82% of U.S. Households Buy Organic Food Regularly

The nationally representative Nielsen study covers 100,000 households in the 48 contiguous states and reflects growing demand for organic food, according to the Organic Trade Association. More Info...

Perdue Plans on Bipartisan Leadership as USDA Chief

Nine weeks have passed since Donald Trump was sworn as the 45 th president. His choice to lead the Department of Agriculture gets his time before the Senate Agriculture Committee. More Info...

USDA Maintains Food Price Outlook for 2017

Revisions within food-at-home areas include poultry & eggs, fruits and vegetables. More Info...

FJCTV: High-Speed Planters vs. Traditional Set Up

High-speed planters have taken the ag industry by storm in recent years. More Info...

Saudi Arabia Suspends Imports From 4 Brazilian Meat Plants

Imports halted from 1 plant of BRF and 1 Seara facility.   More Info...

RollinGreens Creates New Opportunities for Colorado Millet Farmers One Tot at a

RollinGreens has deep roots in the food business, Boulder and healthy, sustainable innovation. The name comes from the original organic food truck business in Boulder run by Co-Founder Ryan Cunningham’s parents in 1980. I met he and his wife, fellow Co-Founder Lindsey Cunningham at the recent natu [...] More Info...

Corn Market Seeing Attitude Change After Funds Fall Short

One good indicator of future market movement is fund action. More Info...

MarketWatch: Cash Cattle Continue to Close Gap With Year-Ago

Our MarketWatch table features monthly and quarterly price outlooks, along with weekly prices for a wide range of ag markets. More Info...

Food Prices Creep Higher in February

ERS maintained its forecast for supermarket prices to hold steady to climb 1% in 2017. More Info...

A Band of Rain Stretches Across the Central Plains

Two more storms are expected to follow the one currently making its way across the Plains. More Info...

Millions of Dollars in Fencing Repairs Needed in Southern Plains

Producers in the southern Plains are still assessing damages caused by the wildfires that struck the area earlier this month.  More Info...

Opinion: Immigrants Are Boosting the U.S. Economy

The current system is benefiting everyone, according to Noah Smith, a Bloomberg View columnist and former assistant professor of finance at Stony Brook University.  More Info...

The Farm CPA: Why You Might Want to Use a Disclaimer

The amount you can be worth and not pay any federal estate taxes, a value known as the lifetime exclusion, is almost $5.5 million.  More Info...

Valuable Cattle Genetics Among Losses in Wildfires

When the wildfires tore through the southern Plains, they destroyed homes, some peoples’ livelihoods, and even genetics. More Info...

Brazil's Tainted-Meat Probe Leaves World Hungry for Chicken

Major importers ban Brazil shipments after food-safety scandal. More Info...

Financial Relief Bill to Dairy Farmers Survives Challenge

An effort to provide financial relief to New Hampshire's dairy farmers strained by last year's drought survived a challenge in the House on Thursday, with some opponents calling it a taxpayer funded bailout. More Info...

Time to Reject the Hysteria and Embrace the Science

Farmers have used glyphosate safely for decades, but in recent years anti-GMO activists have tried to target the product - aided by a sensationalist media - because it often works in harmony with biotechnology. More Info...

Position Evening Ahead of Busy Next Week

Grain markets are mixed as traders even positions going into the weekend. Estimates for next weeks USDA reports, and world supplies remain the focus. Outside markets continue to monitor Washington for health care vote developments. More Info...


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