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Betsy Jibben talks with Mike Schropp; Jim Mintert with Purdue Universi

Betsy Jibben talks with Mike Schropp; Jim Mintert with Purdue University; Bill Biederman; John Prauner; Mike Berdo from Washington, Iowa; Gretchen Nollman with Agri-Way Partners and Joe Vaclavik with Standard Grain. More Info...

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Equitable Food Initiative hopes that its “Responsi

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Equitable Food Initiative hopes that its “Responsibly Grown Farmworker Assured” label will elevate the status of those suppliers in the eyes of the produce buying community. More Info...

The organic industry is looking to pounce on fraud.

The organic industry is looking to pounce on fraud. More Info...

The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association

The Produce Marketing Association and United Fresh Produce Association, which jointly launched the Ethical Charter on Responsible Labor Practices, are offering a web seminar as they seek endorsers of the document. More Info...

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced what may seem a

The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) announced what may seem a surprising alliance this week, partnering with the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) on sustainability efforts. More Info...

As I shared on AgriTalk this morning, the hotel block at the JW Marrio

As I shared on AgriTalk this morning, the hotel block at the JW Marriott (the host hotel for the event) expires tonight! More Info...

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is now in Singapore. He's attending sum

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is now in Singapore. He's attending summits on behalf of President Trump and trade is a top issue. More Info...

Iowa researchers discovered the mechanism that gives SCN power over pl

Iowa researchers discovered the mechanism that gives SCN power over plants. This discovery doesn’t mean the pest is beaten just yet, but instead puts scientists in a better position to find long-term control methods. More Info...

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed 16 members to the Nat

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has appointed 16 members to the National Watermelon Promotion Board. More Info...

Lower cow and production numbers could be the trend for the dairy indu

Lower cow and production numbers could be the trend for the dairy industry in 2019. More Info...

This partnership between environmentalists and corn growers is breaking new grou

Environmental Defense Fund and the National Corn Growers Association have launched a first-of-its-kind partnership. More Info...

Japanese officials are considering lifting the 30-month age restrictio

Japanese officials are considering lifting the 30-month age restriction on beef imported from the United States. More Info...

New round of aid payments likely to be similar to the first round.

New round of aid payments likely to be similar to the first round. More Info...

Grocery shoppers are getting a gift ahead of Thanksgiving, with the lo

Grocery shoppers are getting a gift ahead of Thanksgiving, with the lowest turkey prices in the past 10 years. More Info...

Handle antimicrobials with care, urges the World Organisation for Anim

Handle antimicrobials with care, urges the World Organisation for Animal Health. More Info...

Canadian dairy processor Saputo continues to expand operations globall

Canadian dairy processor Saputo continues to expand operations globally with a new US$181.4 million (CAN$240 million) being planned in Western Canada.​ More Info...

Dairy farmers must submit certification documents of having completed

Dairy farmers must submit certification documents of having completed Farm 3.0 by January 1. More Info...

President Donald Trump’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico needs c

President Donald Trump’s new trade deal with Canada and Mexico needs changes to secure support from Democrats, according to a senior House Democrat. More Info...

A federal safety agency has proposed fining a company in connection wi

A federal safety agency has proposed fining a company in connection with the death of an employee who was working in a Hall County cornfield. More Info...

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson has a look at the latest moisture map and

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson has a look at the latest moisture map and the changes she's seeing in the Midwest. More Info...

Q&A with U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance's Brad Greenway who says n

Q&A with U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance's Brad Greenway who says now is the time to take advantage of opportunities to share agriculture's story More Info...

For the second time in nearly a month a Wyoming beef cattle herd has b

For the second time in nearly a month a Wyoming beef cattle herd has been found to contain Brucellosis. More Info...

Rentals - Is it QBI or Not?

We continue to have multiple questions on whether rents rise to the level of being a qualified trade or business. I attempt to answer this based on the case history of rents in the farm area. In many cases, there is still uncertainty. More Info...

Harvest Slower Than Expected

Harvest Slower Than Expected More Info...

The current tariffs, and we are looking at a situation that impacts mo

The current tariffs, and we are looking at a situation that impacts more than agriculture and soybeans. More Info...

What does NOPA Crush mean for Soybean Prices?

On Thursday the National Oilseed Processors Association (or NOPA) will release their crush figures and the market couldn't be more unsure about how active the soybean crush was in October. Looking at the trade guesses there is about a thirteen-million-bushel range of estimates. We know that crush ma [...] More Info...

Each year the National Wheat Foundation (with other sponsors) hosts a

Each year the National Wheat Foundation (with other sponsors) hosts a National Wheat Yield Contest. Winners are selected from winter wheat and spring wheat as well as two subcategories: dryland and irrigated. More Info...

This year showed a clear difference in those who knew their plan and t

This year showed a clear difference in those who knew their plan and took advantage of good market opportunities, and those who just hoped for good opportunities.​ More Info...

The United States corn production forecast decreased to 14.63 billion

The United States corn production forecast decreased to 14.63 billion bushels, down 152 million bushels from the October forecast. At 178.9 bu. per acre, the yield decrease of 1.8 bu. came in below pre-report estimates. More Info...

During its recent annual conference, the U.S. Animal Health Associatio

During its recent annual conference, the U.S. Animal Health Association (USAHA) discussed the need for improved traceability across the U.S. cattle marketing chain. More Info...

Determine if your organization has the right people, with the right sk

Determine if your organization has the right people, with the right skills, at the right time.  More Info...

With the recent volatility and rhetoric affecting the markets, Jerry G

With the recent volatility and rhetoric affecting the markets, Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, picks up his column right where he left off.​ More Info...

Animal health officials in southwest Asia are increasing measures to p

Animal health officials in southwest Asia are increasing measures to prevent African swine fever from entering their countries, after China reported confirmation of ASF contaminating feed supplies earlier this week. More Info...

The world of soybean shipping has turned upside down thanks to the ong

The world of soybean shipping has turned upside down thanks to the ongoing U.S.-China trade war. More Info...

Total unit sales are above the five-year average. However, beginning i

Total unit sales are above the five-year average. However, beginning inventories of all categories are up from the same time last year. More Info...

The acreage mix between corn and soybeans for 2019 favors corn as trad

The acreage mix between corn and soybeans for 2019 favors corn as trade tensions and strong production continues to weigh on prices. More Info...

Cuban and U.S. trade representatives held a conference to explore expa

Cuban and U.S. trade representatives held a conference to explore expanding American agricultural exports to the island nation. More Info...

A proposed rule change to H-2A is getting support.

A proposed rule change to H-2A is getting support. More Info...