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Soybeans set for a breakout?

Grain bulls need to see more conviction More Info...

Purdue University Ag Economist Chris Hurt joins host Chip Flory on Agr

Purdue University Ag Economist Chris Hurt joins host Chip Flory on AgriTalk ATB. More Info...

A tractor operator who was killed in a wildfire that scorched 70 squar

A tractor operator who was killed in a wildfire that scorched 70 square miles in little more than 24 hours in the Pacific Northwest appears to have died trying to restrain it, police said. More Info...

When Chris Chinn moved into her office at the Missouri Department of A

When Chris Chinn moved into her office at the Missouri Department of Agriculture, she had to make a mind switch from farmer to policy influencer—suddenly there was an opportunity to do more. More Info...

Consolidation Ignites Talk of Possible Bottoming Action

Consolidation Ignites Talk of Possible Bottoming Action More Info...

The Next Time You Walk Past Your Planter

Things I forgot to tell you before you stored your planter. More Info...

AG TIME And Now We Wait by John Walsh

The Soy markets are biding time now. The beans have bounced a bit. This could continue with a further reduction in ratings. The bean ratings, like corn, are in a high end of the condition ratings from a historic perspective. My personal upside potential without a real problem is 865-880 basis Aug. I [...] More Info...

The Four Super-Heroes of Succession Planning

Dave Specht gave a great talk on family succession and the typical super-heroes of this process at the AICPA Ag Conference. I am guessing you may be like one of these "super-heroes". More Info...

Lawmakers, including some Republicans, are losing patience with the Tr

Lawmakers, including some Republicans, are losing patience with the Trump administration's reliance on tariffs to win trade disputes and are talking increasingly about legislative action to protect U.S. jobs. More Info...

Today the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced executive vice p

Today the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) announced executive vice president Geoff Cooper will assume the position of president and CEO in October 2018. More Info...

Livestock Roundup (7.18.18)

Cattle finish near limit up for the second day this week. More Info...

2007 John Deere 8530 Tractor Sold High on Iowa Auction Yesterday

2007 John Deere 8530 tractor with 2,823 hours sold on northwest Iowa farm auction yesterday (July 17, 2018) for highest sale price in nearly 4 years. Sale by Zomer Auctioneering More Info...

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority leader Nancy Pelosi announced the

House Speaker Paul Ryan and Minority leader Nancy Pelosi announced their selections of conferees to the Farm Bill conference committee. More Info...

Uruguayan farmers are recovering from a severe drought that led to out

Uruguayan farmers are recovering from a severe drought that led to output in the 2017-18 season falling significantly. But for those who made a crop, they may enjoy higher prices due to China-US spat. More Info...

Plan Your 2019 Seed News Now

Five reasons to be proactive and pencil out a blueprint More Info...

California citrus growers have fared relatively well this season despi

California citrus growers have fared relatively well this season despite lower volumes. More Info...

Fill the Information Gap

Understanding hybrid characteristics will help ready you for variable-rate practices More Info...

The Highest Bid Is...

Farmers are looking for used equipment—and planters and drills are at the top of their list. Comparing January through June 2017 to the same six months in 2018, searches for planters are up 23.7% and 98.6% for drills on MachineryPete.com. More Info...

Machinery Pete: Seed Tenders Trail a Trend

Farmers continue to need and want, and as a result, shop around for, used equipment in the very nicest condition. This applies for all types of used equipment, from large horsepower tractors to seed tenders. More Info...

Discover Soy's Hidden Feed Value

Research indicates quality aspects of some varieties make them worth more More Info...

Wheat Yield Gains Stall

But hybridization could jump-start research investment More Info...

New Age of Seed Treatments

As technology increases within the seed, the protection coating the seed improves as well. Nearly 50% of the multibillion-dollar seed treatment market is owned by five key players; the other half is owned by dozens of smaller companies. By 2020, this market will be worth $11.31 billion, according t [...] More Info...

President Donald Trump said he may prioritize a bilateral trade deal w

President Donald Trump said he may prioritize a bilateral trade deal with Mexico over Canada and that he’s building a good rapport with Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador. More Info...

Check CRP Seed Purity

More Palmer amaranth is hitchhiking on native seed mixes More Info...

Don't Roll the Dice with Dicey Seed

Buy from reliable suppliers who certify what they sell More Info...

As you manage through the capital-intensive decisions for machinery, t

As you manage through the capital-intensive decisions for machinery, there are three major areas of consideration which include an accounting perspective, replacement scheduling and market value conditions. More Info...

Drought, tariffs, trade wars – a seemingly bottomless vat of depressin

Drought, tariffs, trade wars – a seemingly bottomless vat of depressing news. That’s why it’s refreshing to see Americans pulling together to right an injustice. More Info...

Whether you measure ranch output by the animal unit or the acre, marke

Whether you measure ranch output by the animal unit or the acre, market weight is undeniably one of the primary factors in cattle profit/loss equations. More Info...

Old silage plastic is getting a new life, thanks to a plastics recycle

Old silage plastic is getting a new life, thanks to a plastics recycler based in Arkansas. More Info...

More than 80% of North Dakota is drought-free this year, a welcome cha

More than 80% of North Dakota is drought-free this year, a welcome change from 2017. More Info...

The Farmer Forum of Quint Pottinger of Kentucky, Joe Del Bosque of Cal

The Farmer Forum of Quint Pottinger of Kentucky, Joe Del Bosque of California, and Ben Riensche of Iowa discuss trade, labor, and tariffs on AgriTalk.​ More Info...

When dealing with hay crops, it is especially important to take safety

When dealing with hay crops, it is especially important to take safety precautions, considering that hay crops are typically grown on rough, steep or other ground unsuitable for row crops. More Info...

The “cattle crusher” post floating around social media has nearly 34,0

The “cattle crusher” post floating around social media has nearly 34,000 comments and more than 21,000 shares after falsely depicting a cow being crushed to death in a hoof trimming chute. More Info...

Equipment that's in good condition and priced reasonably will find a b

Equipment that's in good condition and priced reasonably will find a buyer. More Info...

The North Shelby Ag Leader plot (NSHS) is emblematic of the Future Far

The North Shelby Ag Leader plot (NSHS) is emblematic of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) spirit, a boots-on-the-ground experience centered squarely on education, community and legacy. More Info...

In agricultural science today, standing still is the same as moving ba

In agricultural science today, standing still is the same as moving backwards. More Info...

It appears Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has

It appears Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) has had enough of Trump’s trade tactics. More Info...

Just six factors account for 85% of the variation in profitability amo

Just six factors account for 85% of the variation in profitability among dairy farms. More Info...