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Trump to Declare China as a `Strategic Competitor’ in Speech

Trump to Declare China as a `Strategic Competitor’ in Speech (1) More Info...

Volume was down and prices were up for weaner pigs last week, for both

Volume was down and prices were up for weaner pigs last week, for both formula-priced pigs as well as cash-traded pigs. Feeder pig prices were higher, too. More Info...

New Tax Law and Dow at 25000 for Christmas?

Grain markets are technically oversold which suggests a short covering rally could happen at any time. However, ample cash grain supplies and farmers needing to move grain will likely stall rallies during holiday trading. More Info...

Don't Prepay 2018 State Income Taxes (And Paul Makes a Mistake)

Some commentators suggested prepaying 2018 state income tax in 2017 to get an extra deduction. The new Tax Bill indicates you can't do that. I also fess up to a mistake in one of my examples from yesterday's post and explain how much interest a farmer can deduct. More Info...

Cattle Finish Strong

Cattle ended the week in positive territory, can it carry over into this week? More Info...

12 Days of Top Producer Seminar: Live U.S. Farm Report Taping

Top Producer Seminar is the place to gain cutting edge market intelligence. More Info...

We Have a Tax Bill (Maybe)

It appears we have a final Tax Bill. It will be voted on next week and off to President Trump for signature assuming no bumps in the road. We go through some of the pertinent provisions for farmers. More Info...

Farm-to-Table Is a Great Deal for Farmer, If They Can Get It

For an artisanal bread company, the farmer-producer relationship takes more than just separating the wheat from the chaff. More Info...

Grain Market Weekend Wrap Up 12.16.17

Grains were softer this week, what does that mean for next weeks trade? More Info...

Do You Really Want What You Say You Want?

Bare-bones farm equipment might be TOO bare-bones. More Info...

Gulke: Grain Under Pressure with Better Conditions in SA

With South America getting much needed moisture and the market currently looking at more grain supply than demand, pressure continues to weigh on the grains market and soy complex, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group.  More Info...

Rare IHC 7588 Tractor Sold for $151K Today on Iowa Auction

IHC 7588 4WD tractor, No. 1 of only couple made, sold for whopping $151,000 today on Moravia, IA farm auction by Sullivan Auctioneers. The buyer from North Dakota also bought the 1st Serial Number IHC 7788 and 7388 tractors sold on a Manitoba auction in August 2017 More Info...

Valent U.S.A. LLC has launched Aveo EZ Nematicide as a biological seed

Valent U.S.A. LLC has launched Aveo EZ Nematicide as a biological seed treatment to fight Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN), Reniform nematode and others.  ​ More Info...

The Fertilizer Institute named five farmer and fertilizer retailers pa

The Fertilizer Institute named five farmer and fertilizer retailers pairs who are implementing innovative and sustainable 4R fertilizer management practices. More Info...

Challenges – known and unknown – will continue in the pork industry, a

Challenges – known and unknown – will continue in the pork industry, and producers need to be prepared. The 2018 Swine Profitability Conference has a lineup of speakers who can help. More Info...

Soygreen Granular is a new formulation joins the West Central Soygreen

Soygreen Granular is a new formulation joins the West Central Soygreen iron-chelated fertilizer line. More Info...

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Farmhouse for free, but buyer must move it off owners' land More Info...

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced his agency will withdraw

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced his agency will withdraw the Organic Livestock and Poultry Practices, as it superceeded the agency's authority.​ More Info...

It Gets Dark Early

Winter begins on December 21, the shortest daylight and longest night period of the year in the Northern Hemisphere. Summer is just beginning, south of the Equator, but things have seemed a bit gloomy for the past several weeks even though we weren’t at that peak darkness! More Info...

Tulane launched the grand challenge in 2014 as an international compet

Tulane launched the grand challenge in 2014 as an international competition to identify and nurture the most innovative and adaptable technologies to fight hypoxia. More Info...

Three people have been arrested following the latest animal abuse vide

Three people have been arrested following the latest animal abuse video release in Florida. More Info...

Iowa State land survey shows Iowa farmland values improving.

Iowa State land survey shows Iowa farmland values improving. More Info...

New report questions whether cage-free commitments by food companies c

New report questions whether cage-free commitments by food companies can be met. More Info...

Jouzge bars are dairy based and intended to be a healthy snack with a

Jouzge bars are dairy based and intended to be a healthy snack with a powerful message. More Info...

Digital Book Appeals To Young People Planning Their Careers

More than 20,000 agriculture jobs go unfilled each year, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Many of those are opportunities in fields that offer job seekers a good standard of living and long-term professional growth—from engineering and education to marketing and technology. [...] More Info...

Pete's Pick of the Week: 1982 John Deere 4440

This tractor sold at a Minnesota farm auction. More Info...

12 Days of Top Producer Seminar: Practical Succession Planning

While the Christmas dinner table isn’t the place to discuss succession planning, Top Producer Seminar is! More Info...

South American Weather Concerns Ease For Now

Traders quickly digested USDA's December report data and returned their focus to ample global supplies. More Info...

Cottonseed Glut Cuts Into Both Gin and Grower Budget

The cotton industry is watching budget negotiations in Congress closely. Both the House and the Senate appropriations bills included cotton changes in its proposed bills; however, the text didn’t make the cut in the short-term bill. Now, producers hope cotton-friendly policies get includ [...] More Info...

Luke Skywalker maybe the last Jedi and he could also be the last farme

Luke Skywalker maybe the last Jedi and he could also be the last farmer in a galaxy far, far away.... More Info...

Florida Grapefruit Production May Reach 99-Year Low on Storms

Florida Grapefruit Production May Reach 99-Year Low on Storms More Info...

AgCareers.com has released a Careers in Agriculture Digital E-book, to

AgCareers.com has released a Careers in Agriculture Digital E-book, to show students the many careers available in this vibrant business of agriculture.​ More Info...

Bitcoin Points Way to `Massive Change' for Commodity Trading

Bitcoin Points Way to `Massive Change' for Commodity Trading (2) More Info...

Calculating the amount of hay that is needed on both a short term and

Calculating the amount of hay that is needed on both a short term and over the course of an entire winter are mathematical exercises that are required on any cow calf enterprise.  More Info...


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