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A new USDA study signals U.S. pork producers are using veterinary comp

A new USDA study signals U.S. pork producers are using veterinary compounds properly. More Info...

A livestock hauler overturned on Interstate 70 in Illinois between Cas

A livestock hauler overturned on Interstate 70 in Illinois between Casey and Greenup on Friday morning, scattering 3,000 pigs about an hour south of Chicago, Illinois State Police said.  More Info...

Some Black Ink

It’s been a long winter in many parts of the country, with attitudes not helped by the weekly red ink we were seeing on the quote screens for a number of ag commodities. Cattle were the notable exception. However, we are now officially past the equinox and Spring is not only on the calendar but in t [...] More Info...

Analysts say the flooding some Corn Belt farmers are experiencing coul

Analysts say the flooding some Corn Belt farmers are experiencing could bring some soybean acres back. More Info...

Feeder steers and heifers rallied $2 to $6 per cwt this week, regainin

Feeder steers and heifers rallied $2 to $6 per cwt this week, regaining all of the previous week's losses. More Info...

Full losses in livestock and grain are not yet known—and could take ev

Full losses in livestock and grain are not yet known—and could take even a year to uncover—but there are key factors to watch in the market even now. More Info...

With the start of spring comes the start of allergy season, but not fo

With the start of spring comes the start of allergy season, but not for some farm kids, researchers say. More Info...

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman updates the drought monitor, and even he's

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman updates the drought monitor, and even he's surprised! More Info...

There Is Never a Good Time for a Trade War

More than a hundred years ago we were warned “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” More Info...

Lead negotiators for the U.S. and China prepare to meet once again in

Lead negotiators for the U.S. and China prepare to meet once again in Beijing. More Info...

USDA's March 1 cattle on feed report estimated 1% more cattle in feedl

USDA's March 1 cattle on feed report estimated 1% more cattle in feedlots than the same period last year. More Info...

Rural broadband continues to get attention from Washington, as it work

Rural broadband continues to get attention from Washington, as it works to bridge the digital divide. More Info...

Pete's Pick of the Week: Rare 1964 IHC 4300

A rare 1964 IHC 4300 four-wheel-drive tractor sells for $93,700. More Info...

Cattle stranded in flooded parts of Nebraska getting hay via helicopte

Cattle stranded in flooded parts of Nebraska getting hay via helicopter with help from the Air National Guard. More Info...

E ven small weeds can take a toll on yields—so as a rule of thumb, rem

E ven small weeds can take a toll on yields—so as a rule of thumb, remove any before they reach 3" tall. More Info...

As historic flooding in Nebraska and other states pushes China out of

As historic flooding in Nebraska and other states pushes China out of the headlines, AgDay's Clinton Griffiths joins Pro Farmer policy analyst Jim Wiesemeyer to look at the impacts of the growing disaster. More Info...

USDA looked into its crystal ball at the end of February and released

USDA looked into its crystal ball at the end of February and released its first round of numbers for several key forecasts for 2019 and beyond. More Info...

From anovular cows to injection-site lesions, learn to boost your busi

From anovular cows to injection-site lesions, learn to boost your business in five minutes or less. More Info...

The nation’s largest dairy cooperative awarded $69,000 worth of schola

The nation’s largest dairy cooperative awarded $69,000 worth of scholarships to 46 students who are furthering their education in college. More Info...

The Missouri River is roughly a mile over its banks. One producer in

The Missouri River is roughly a mile over its banks. One producer in Blair, Nebraska has to travel by boat to get to his hogs. Luckily, his hogs are safe on higher ground. More Info...

A Texas Petco honored their “all leashed pets are welcome” policy when

A Texas Petco honored their “all leashed pets are welcome” policy when a man brought a haltered steer to the store. More Info...

Early estimates put cattle losses due to Nebraska’s flood at $500 mill

Early estimates put cattle losses due to Nebraska’s flood at $500 million dollars, according to the Nebraska Farm Bureau, and the impact to ranchers and feedlots will be felt for weeks. More Info...

Eyes in the sky guide boots and decisions on the ground

Eyes in the sky guide boots and decisions on the ground More Info...

NASS Eliminates An Objective Yield Survey; Year-Round E15 Closer to Re

NASS Eliminates An Objective Yield Survey; Year-Round E15 Closer to Reality; The Trade War Takes A Heavy Toll More Info...

In late 2018, Rabo AgriFinance and Conservis announced a partnership t

In late 2018, Rabo AgriFinance and Conservis announced a partnership that will ultimately help farmers better use ag data to make informed business decisions.​ More Info...

It’s a promising outlook for agricultural job growth in 2019. Each yea

It’s a promising outlook for agricultural job growth in 2019. Each year, AgCareers.com surveys employers for the U.S. Agribusiness HR Review about their human resource practices. More Info...

Should you switch your program election?

Should you switch your program election? More Info...

Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, w

Mark Twain once said, “If you don’t like the weather in New England, wait 5 minutes.” More Info...

The meat industry should be broadly focused on presenting its products

The meat industry should be broadly focused on presenting its products as value-added while marketing specifically to fake meat’s failures. More Info...

AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben travels to a farm in Morse Bluff,

AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben travels to a farm in Morse Bluff, Nebraska which is just south of the Platte River. She talks with Dan Mensik and Justin Mensik who farm there. More Info...

My free-trade, anti-subsidy, professional accountability and egalitari

My free-trade, anti-subsidy, professional accountability and egalitarian stands have previously been tolerated with genial indifference, but border on unpatriotic on the current Farm Bureau political spectrum. More Info...

Midwest Floods Ignite Spring Planting Concerns

Midwest Floods Ignite Spring Planting Concerns More Info...

China’s pork imports are set to double from last year to 2 million met

China’s pork imports are set to double from last year to 2 million metric tons in 2019, a Rabobank analyst said on Thursday, as African swine fever (ASF) sweeps through China. More Info...

A bill that would tie farmland property taxes to the value of commodit

A bill that would tie farmland property taxes to the value of commodity prices is headed to the full Nebraska Legislature for debate. More Info...

As water rushes through farm country, grain bin structures are being c

As water rushes through farm country, grain bin structures are being compromised and the grain within the bin needs to be destroyed. More Info...