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Video Monitoring Adds Another Layer of Security for Animal Welfare

To maintain and improve animal welfare in poultry facilities, Tyson Foods has started using remote video auditing systems. More Info...

"Library Trends" Examines Growth of Agricultural Information

The first “Agricultural Libraries and Information” issue of Library Trends was published in 1990, and today the journal returns to reassess the topic. More Info...

Machinery Pete: Strong Buyer Demand on Pre-Emissions Tractors

Machinery Pete has been touring auctions in Iowa lately, and he’s tracking trends. More Info...

The Butter Texas Two Step

The butter market, after being down at the end of last week, was up just over 3 cents on Monday More Info...

Milk Production Not Phased by Arizona Heat Wave

Despite near record heat, dew points and humidity are still low. More Info...

Ranking States By ARC/PLC Payments

ARC and PLC payments are on pace to exceed the old 2008 Farm Bill payments, however, by the end of this farm bill, there may not be that much difference.​ More Info...

How the Paris Climate Accord Works

Many of you may be familiar with this example. Your church needs a new roof. The trustees get bids from contractors and when they see them think they have misplaced the decimal point. More Info...

Dicamba Tresspassing

First, off-target herbicides are a form of trespass, and in my book property rights are to be respected scrupulously. More Info...

Meet Young Farm Executives At Tomorrow's Top Producer

Network with the best and brightest young farmers in the industry at the 2017 Tomorrow's Top Producer conference July 20-21 in Nashville. More Info...

When a Grandson Found His Grandpa's Old Tractor at an Auction...

"I always wanted to go find it. I can remember riding on the armrest of the tractor when I was too small to run it. I spent countless hours in myself once I was a bit older. " More Info...

Yellowstone Wants Brucellosis Quarantine Facility for Bison

Yellowstone National Park is taking steps toward turning part of its bison trap at the northern edge of the park into a certified brucellosis quarantine facility. More Info...

Economists Predict $17 Milk for Balance of 2017

Prices will get there if production stays steady and exports continue strong, More Info...

Patience Makes Good Welds

Farm Journal's "In The Shop" columnist Dan Anderson admits welders are paid on a flat-rate system that rewards fast, efficient work. But he was reminded last week that welding is one place where "quick" often results in flawed results. More Info...

Agrium / PotashCorp Merger Will Get New Name

The merger between Agrium and Potash Corporation is expected to close later in 2017. And once it does, the companies will emerge with a new name, they report. More Info...

Are Wheat Prices About to Wake Up?

It’s finally starting to look like the world wheat glut has peaked. More Info...

Global Dairy Prices Pulling U.S. Prices Higher

Even as production increases and inventories rise, U.S. dairy prices are following global prices higher More Info...

Crop Conditions Expected To Show Improvement

Grain markets are mixed with corn and soybeans higher wheat lower. Last week’s change in fund positions is weighing on wheat. Stock indices are recovering from last Friday’s decline. More Info...

Grandson Finds and Buys Grandpa's JD 4440 Tractor Thursday

Young Minnesota farmer braved the rain Thursday at an auction in Rogers, MN to buy and bring home the 1981 John Deere 4440 tractor his grandfather bought new. An emotional day with lots of memories More Info...

Patience Makes Good Welds

You'd think I'd learn, after all these years, to slow down for better welds. More Info...

Gulke: Commodity-Price Darkness Before The Dawn?

The grain and livestock markets capitulated and headed lower this week, though it’s unclear whether this is the start of a new trend or the culmination of a sell-off before USDA’s June 30 acreage report. More Info...

Machinery Pete: Sprayers Spark Interest

What’s the biggest surprise in the used equipment market thus far this year? More Info...

Be Weather Wary When Scouting

Insects and diseases likely to vary this season—here’s what should be top of mind More Info...

Breaking Farming's Veil of Secrecy

Secrecy is farming’s seductive mistress, but concealing production tips isn’t a formula for long-term success, according to some top-yielding producers. More Info...

Summer Weather: Smooth Sailing?

Wet spring should turn into an agreeable summer, but forecasters are watching jet stream More Info...

Hose Type Impacts Carryover

Auxin herbicides are devastating to sensitive crops—know your risk More Info...

Damage Watch

Is it dicamba, another herbicide or disease? More Info...

Time to Choose Your Pest Boss

Designating one person to keep an eye on crop conditions can pay big dividends More Info...

Editor's Notebook: Focus on Now

Every word in this issue is aimed at helping you get the most from the crop now in the ground.  More Info...

Flexibility is King

Normally we learn more about a crop as late spring turns to summer. This year, the outlook will likely be less clear, which makes flexibility all the more important.  More Info...

Use Tech to Streamline Decisions

It used to be, the only way to determine what exactly is going on with your crop was to walk the fields and take notes.  More Info...

Farmers Take the Driver's Seat at AgTech Expo

Registration is now open for the first Farm Journal AgTech Expo, designed by farmers for farmers who want to explore how to use today’s newest ag technologies on their operations. More Info...

Torpedoed

In last week’s Minesweeper themed column, we noted that wheat and soy oil were still rising, but that corn and soybeans were taking on a little water. This week, it appeared that all four were hit by torpedoes and are down at the bow. Some of the bull convoy is still intact. The notable exception is [...] More Info...

Harvesting and Handling High-quality Baleage

Baleage can provide a high-quality fermented forage, but careful attention to management is needed to produce a consistent, uniform feed.  More Info...

Emergency Grazing Opened in Drought Impacted Northern Plains

Emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) lands by  Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for producers in South Dakota, North Dakota and Montana impacted by drought.   More Info...

Don't Drink The COOL-Aid

Mandatory Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) is back in the news. Dropped after WTO rulings and predictions of financial losses, the controversial labeling issue has resurfaced in a lawsuit against the USDA.  More Info...


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