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Producer on New Ag Panel Discusses Issues During Farm Roundtable

The 31 st secretary of agriculture, Sonny Perdue, sat next to President Trump as the he signed an executive order creating a committee to be headed up by Sec. Perdue in front of industry leaders, farmers, and future farmers at the White House.  More Info...

Maine Governor Wants to Out Those Hired to Film Animal Cruelty

A bill drawn up by Maine's Republican Gov. Paul LePage would make public the names of animal activists hired to film undercover footage of animal cruelty. More Info...

Trump tells Canada, Mexico, He Won't Terminate NAFTA Treaty Yet

U.S. President Donald Trump told the leaders of Canada and Mexico on Wednesday that he will not terminate the NAFTA treaty at this stage, but will move quickly to begin renegotiating it with them, a White House statement said. More Info...

Potash Market Rebound in Full Force

Potash prices are recovering after a decade of weakness, lifting the prospects of a turnaround in fortunes for fertilizer companies following a slump in farm spending. More Info...

Pesticides on the Defense

EPA reviews put popular chemicals under the magnifying glass More Info...

Bovine TB Found in Western Michigan Cow from Indiana

Bovine TB found in western Michigan cow from Indiana More Info...

I-80 Planting Tour 2017: Mixed Planting Results Across Indiana

According to USDA’s Crop Progress report, Indiana corn planting is slightly ahead of the five-year average while soybean planting is on par. However, not every area in the state is ready for plant 2017.  More Info...

Fuzzy Details On Trump Tax Plan

President Trump released his tax reform proposal yesterday and as expected the details were very slim. We go over some of the key points. More Info...

Trump Could Withdraw From NAFTA Next Week

Earlier this week, news outlets including CNN, CNBC, Politico and others reported President Trump plans to issue an executive order next week to withdraw from NAFTA. Farm groups were not pleased to hear the news.  More Info...

Mexican Export Market Now At Risk

Biggest U.S. customer is buying more from the EU and in talks with New Zealand.      ​ More Info...

Grassland Fiasco Proves Importance of Trade

It’s hard to understate the anguish caused in the kitchens and milking barns of the 75 patrons of Grassland Dairy Products, Greenwood, Wis. More Info...

NAFTA Renegotiations Change Markets Focus

Grain markets are range bound with some bargain hunting after the President clears up his stance on NAFTA. The US Dollar Index retreats due to strength in the Canadian and Mexican currency. More Info...

Even the Hipster Organic Milk Craze Isn't Enough to End Glut

Even with record U.S. demand, organic dairies look for buyers. More Info...

Cargill Exits Cattle Feeding, Sells Two Yards

In the last year Cargill has gone from the 4th largest cattle feeder in the U.S. to not feeding any cattle. More Info...

Death Tax Officially on Chopping Block

The Trump administration released a summary of its sweeping tax reform plan Wednesday that has some considerable changes – including repealing the so-called death tax, which is sometimes criticized as a hardship for small businesses and farms. More Info...

Banned Yak Meat Smuggled in Sweaters Seized at JFK Airport

Customs agents at John F. Kennedy Airport have seized more than 300 pounds of banned Yak meat smuggled in sweaters, pants and shawls. More Info...

Minnesota Dairies Keep Wisconsin Buyer After All

A handful of Minnesota dairy farms that faced losing their buyer because of a trade dispute with Canada will keep the buyer after all. More Info...

Right-wing Radio Host Alex Jones Responds to Chobani Lawsuit

Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says he's not backing down in response to a defamation lawsuit filed by Greek yogurt giant Chobani. More Info...

More Displaced Producers Find Markets

Wisconsin official "cautiously optimistic" that all affected producers will find new markets by deadline. More Info...

Trump Finds a Trade Battle Worth Fighting

Donald Trump has found a trade battle that’s actually worth fighting.  More Info...

Wheat Growers Could Soon See Light at the End of the Tunnel

Wheat growers have had a rough go the last couple of years with low prices and the least amount of acres planted in nearly a century. More Info...

Texas House Orders Study Before Using Poison on Feral Hogs

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller's planned "feral hog apocalypse" won't be happening anytime soon. More Info...

The Role a Strong Dollar Plays in Commodity Markets

Not long after President Trump won the presidential election, the dollar hit a 13-year high. More Info...

Meet Ben and Lauren Neale

Hard work and partnership make this first-generation farming couple’s operation work. More Info...

Tyson Commits to Better Worker Conditions After Criticism

Seeks cut in injuries; pilot program to raise pay at 2 plants. More Info...

Can U.S. Afford President Trump's Tax Cut?

The Trump administration announced Wednesday its intent to proceed with a radical cut to the corporate income tax, lowering it to 15 percent. More Info...

Wisconsin Dairy Farmers Face Spoiling Market, Tight Deadline

A handful of Wisconsin dairy farmers whose Canada market evaporated in a trade dispute were weighing offers from new buyers on Tuesday, but others were running out of time before an expiring contract risked putting them out of business. More Info...

Ashland, Kan. Thanks Those Who Helped After Fire

In early March, nearly 1.6 million acres burned in the southern Plains. Since then, the agriculture community from across the United States have helped families rebuild. More Info...

Some High Plains Farmers Struggling After Fires, Drought

Deep snow is melting into Western mountain streams, but some farmers and ranchers on the high plains are struggling amid a lengthy dry spell and the aftermath of destructive wildfires. More Info...

Perdue's First Day on the Job

Nearly 100 days since his nomination, former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue has his first day as head of the USDA under his belt. More Info...

Can Mexico Count on Argentina for Milk Powder?

If U.S.-Mexico trade relations deteriorate, Argentina could fill some of the void.     More Info...

Major Grains See Hindered Progress as Weather Delays Loom on Horizon

After a few days of warm and dry days in parts of the Corn Belt, farmers had the opportunity to plant, but midweek showers are moving across the Midwest, adding new moisture to soil that’s seeing adequate or surplus levels. More Info...

America's $1.2 Billion Mexico Milk Trade Is Now at Risk

The biggest U.S. dairy importer is talking with New Zealand and buying more from the EU. Guess why. More Info...

Marrone Bio Product Reduces Crop Stress

Haven antitranspirant, a biostimulant made by Marrone Bio, is a compound applied to leaves to reduce transpiration (water evaporation from leaves) to cool plants.   More Info...

Arkansas Rice Farmers Test Water-Saving Technique

Generations of Arkansas rice growers who farmed the flood plains near the Mississippi River had little reason to pay attention to water supplies or their impact on a changing climate. Dan Hooks is different. More Info...


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