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AG TIME Two Divergent Paths by John Walsh

The Soy was down a bit today. This rally of late seems to be based on optimism that the US China relations will cool and demand will be restored. Perhaps. However, I also believe we are witnessing some demand changes in China. The Corn is grinding higher today. The fundamentals domestically could su [...] More Info...

Expect softening farmland values for 2019.

Expect softening farmland values for 2019. More Info...

A cattle rustler in Arkansas has been sentenced to five years in state

A cattle rustler in Arkansas has been sentenced to five years in state prison after pleading guilty to stealing cattle in 2014. More Info...

This week Purdue University and CME Group released the October Ag Baro

This week Purdue University and CME Group released the October Ag Barometer, which was up 22 points from September. More Info...

From drought, to excessive rainfall—Mother Nature took her toll this s

From drought, to excessive rainfall—Mother Nature took her toll this season on crop quality. More Info...

Stocks fall to start new week as agricultural economists look for indi

Stocks fall to start new week as agricultural economists look for indicators of a new recession. More Info...

John Deere 4020 and 4230 Tractors Sold for Record Auction Prices Saturday

Machinery Pete has seen over 2,500 John Deere 4020 tractors sold at auction over the past 29 years. He also saw a new record high 4020 sale price set Saturday (November 10, 2018) on the same east-central Iowa collector auction where another new record high auction price was realized on a John Deere [...] More Info...

Prairie Farms Dairy will pay a fine and install $1.4 million in pollut

Prairie Farms Dairy will pay a fine and install $1.4 million in pollution-control measures following violations of air quality limits for 12 years. More Info...

ICE and Seaboard Corp. have reached a settlement of $1 million, after

ICE and Seaboard Corp. have reached a settlement of $1 million, after an investigation into alleged employment of unauthorized workers from 2007-2012 and failure to properly complete employment eligibility forms. More Info...

A new dairy revenue protection (DRP) program launched this year. U.S.

A new dairy revenue protection (DRP) program launched this year. U.S. Farm Report sat down with one of the program of the creator to see how the program works and how it differs from MPP. More Info...

Brazilian meat packer JBS SA has signed a trade pact with Alibaba’s Wi

Brazilian meat packer JBS SA has signed a trade pact with Alibaba’s Win-Chain that will send approximately $1.5 billion in beef, pork and poultry to China.​ More Info...

Updates from Clinton Griffiths and AgDay TV Live on Washington policy,

Updates from Clinton Griffiths and AgDay TV Live on Washington policy, snow and Milk prices potential More Info...

The faces of agriculture leadership at the state level could be chang

The faces of agriculture leadership at the state level could be changing following the elections last week. More Info...

Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is working to get a farm bill passe

Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts is working to get a farm bill passed to prove he's still a viable candidate for 2020. More Info...

Monday Farmer’s Business Network (FBN) announced it will offer a full

Monday Farmer’s Business Network (FBN) announced it will offer a full range of crop insurance products and services through FBN Insurance, LLC. More Info...

An important meeting for Chinese and U.S. officials ahead of the G20 s

An important meeting for Chinese and U.S. officials ahead of the G20 summit in Argentina later this month. More Info...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are expected to harves

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says farmers are expected to harvest the largest soybean crop on record More Info...

When could we see those tariffs drop that remain between Canada and Me

When could we see those tariffs drop that remain between Canada and Mexico? More Info...

For farmers along the Missouri River, some flooding is inevitable. How

For farmers along the Missouri River, some flooding is inevitable. However, he and other farmers question how much is caused by mismanagement by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and misplaced government priorities. More Info...

Today on AgriTalk, Jim Mintert of Purdue University discusses the late

Today on AgriTalk, Jim Mintert of Purdue University discusses the latest Ag Economy Barometer results and Machinery Pete breaks down some auctions from across the country. More Info...

Environmentalists are celebrating a federal court order. It blocks a T

Environmentalists are celebrating a federal court order. It blocks a Trump administration permit for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. More Info...

A part of Los Angeles County, including the Los Angeles and Long Beach

A part of Los Angeles County, including the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports where a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables are imported into the U.S., is under quarantine for Mexican fruit fly. More Info...

Conley Nelson, a pork producer from Algona, Iowa, was elected USMEF ch

Conley Nelson, a pork producer from Algona, Iowa, was elected USMEF chairman at USMEF's Strategic Planning Conference. Cevin Jones of Eden, Idaho, who operates Intermountain Beef, a custom feedlot, is chair-elect. More Info...

John Phipps knows what it's like to cross the finish line of harvest.

John Phipps knows what it's like to cross the finish line of harvest. From fatigue to a growing appetite, he reflects on another harvest in the books. More Info...

Argentines still much more carnivorous than richer Europeans as consum

Argentines still much more carnivorous than richer Europeans as consumers skimp on bread, pasta and fuel but not protein. More Info...

Helping Improve Nutrition in Our Schools

Nearly one in five young people in the United States are considered to be obese. Providing more nutritious meals in our schools can help address that problem. USDA's new nutrition guidelines and related programs to bolster availability of fresh produce appear to be making a difference. More Info...

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is considering a proposal that would chang

Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts is considering a proposal that would change the way agricultural land is taxed to provide relief to farmers who are struggling amid low crop prices. More Info...

Develop a solid marketing plan that keeps emotions out of decision-mak

Develop a solid marketing plan that keeps emotions out of decision-making. More Info...

The full version of our daily grain commentary

Fundamentals, technicals, and our market bias for corn, soybeans, and wheat. More Info...

The Biggest "We Don't Know Yet"

There are still several parts of the new tax law that we don't know answers to. We review some of the key ones. More Info...

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman says in his AgDay forecast that drier weath

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman says in his AgDay forecast that drier weather is coming this week. More Info...

Markets Closely Watch Harvest Progress

Markets Closely Watch Harvest Progress More Info...

CaseIH 2096 Tractor and John Deere 6620 II Combine Strong on MN Auction Yesterda

Very strong sale prices yesterday (November 10, 2018) on a farm auction in Dundas, MN by Maring Auction Company. A 1986 Case IH 2016 tractor with 3,485 hours sold for the highest auction price in 44 months, while a John Deere 1985 6620 Titan II combine with 2,915 hours sold for a price tied for the [...] More Info...

Pair of Rare IHC 7488 Tractors Sold Today on Iowa and Minnesota Auctions

Machinery Pete tracked a pair of rare IHC 7488 tractors, only 16 ever made, sold today (11/10/18) on auctions in Iowa and Minnesota. New record high auction sale price was set More Info...

Steve Patterson, senior Vice President of Marketing and communications

Steve Patterson, senior Vice President of Marketing and communications for Southern States Co-Op, is based out of Richmond, Va. We're talking about agronomics and what farmers should be doing to make 2019 go smoothly. More Info...

This stabilization in prices occurred amidst the monthly edition of US

This stabilization in prices occurred amidst the monthly edition of USDA’s Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates reports. More Info...