There may be something to all the bells and whistles on new planters.
The presence of empty fields throughout northern Illinois and a projected storm system during the week of May 14 suggests some Corn Belt farmers might be forced to switch to soybeans, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group.
As farmers focus on planting the 2017 crop, some producers are still sitting on last year’s corn crop. That’s something analysts fear will pressure both prices and basis moving forward. That’s why Naomi Blohm of
I worked hard to find some mother themed music to relate to the commodity markets, with Mothers Day this Sunday. I decided not to go with Mother’s Little Helper (Rolling Stones), which is about Mom taking mood elevators. I grant some of these markets can be a little depressing. Momma Tried (Merle H [...]
Farmers interested in defending pyrethroids can comment through July 7, 2017 on the pesticide. The comment docket re-opened this past Monday as the pesticide goes through reregistration.
White House reveals agreement that opens Chinese market for U.S. beef.
A good nutrient program is vital to the success of a farm’s harvest success.
A new poll says Americans have a more negative view on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) than residents in Canada and Mexico.
Wednesday’s WASDE report is helping support wheat markets after the USDA cut both wheat production and yields.
There is a clear need to invest in improving agricultural sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa, in order to better feed a population expected to more than double by 2050. One of the key gaps that must be addressed is to strengthen and expand the institutions that help to develop the personnel and technolo [...]
After several days of rain in recent weeks the majority of corn growing states are officially drought free—and in some cases looking more like lakes than fields. For young corn seedlings, continued pounding rain could compound pest problems and even lead to replant.
Producers are trying to get their alfalfa planted. Some areas have been very wet which have made this process very difficult to accomplish. Here are some considerations to keep in mind when planting alfalfa this growing season.
The Commerce Department is setting a date to reopen the Chinese market to U.S. beef.
This combine sold this past Saturday.
U.S. agricultural exports remain a bright spot in the economy. In 2016, the country shipped $134.9 billion dollars’ worth of food and fiber overseas. That’s a $20.3 billion surplus. However, the percentage of a given commodity that is exported varies quite a bit, according to data from [...]
On Thursday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made the announcement of a reorganization of the USDA and the creation of a new position: undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs.
Farm income is still low in the Great Plains region, but the rate of the multi-year drop has slowed.
Deal paves way for more trade negotiations in coming months.
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