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A Tool Addiction is Justified

Finally: official factory support for a tool addiction. More Info...

For Africa, the Way Forward is to Embrace Technology, Not Fear It!

When I first heard about the activists who want to take away crop-protection products from African farmers like me, I couldn’t believe it. Do they really want to force us back into the Stone Age? More Info...

“Wow.” That’s how Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, describes

“Wow.” That’s how Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group, describes this week’s action in the corn market. More Info...

Some Plus Signs

On the heels of last week’s column titled “Low Prices Cure Low Prices” we see some large plus signs in the corn and wheat rows of our table. Wheat export business has picked up, and speculative funds are covering their huge shorts in the grains. Bad news failed to move soybeans lower, although they [...] More Info...

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman takes a look at the latest drought map that

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman takes a look at the latest drought map that shows hardly any drought right now. More Info...

Canadian soybean shipments are being held in Chinese ports for inspect

Canadian soybean shipments are being held in Chinese ports for inspections, signaling that tensions spurred by the arrest of a top Huawei executive last year are expanding beyond canola. More Info...

Commodities are cheap compared to the recent rally in stocks. Analysts

Commodities are cheap compared to the recent rally in stocks. Analysts say they expect that to balance out at some point soon. More Info...

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Bryan Doherty of Stewart-Peterso

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Bryan Doherty of Stewart-Peterson. More Info...

We continue to keep you updated on the announcement that steel and alu

We continue to keep you updated on the announcement that steel and aluminum tariffs are being lifted on Canada and Mexico. More Info...

Podcast looking at negotiations over the latest tariff aid payment, br

Podcast looking at negotiations over the latest tariff aid payment, breaking news on steel tariffs and a growing fight between EPA and Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa. More Info...

The U.S. has reached a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Ca

The U.S. has reached a deal to remove steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico. More Info...

With poor weather keeping farmers out of fields for so long, they’re f

With poor weather keeping farmers out of fields for so long, they’re facing difficult decisions. And with prevent plant dates for corn sneaking ever closer, some farmers are eyeing soybeans. More Info...

A fraud case that has already netted guilty pleas from a grain broker

A fraud case that has already netted guilty pleas from a grain broker and three Nebraska farmers has also forced a Missouri farmer to plead guilty to involvement in fraudulently selling organic grain. More Info...

For the first time since November, the Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) fe

For the first time since November, the Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) fell below growth neutral. More Info...

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Iowa farmer Pam Johnson, Shaun H

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Iowa farmer Pam Johnson, Shaun Haney of Real Agriculture, and Illinois farmer Garry Niemeyer. More Info...

The U.S. is poised to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Me

The U.S. is poised to lift steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico in favor of stronger enforcement actions, according to people familiar with the matter. More Info...

Japan on Friday lifted longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef in an ag

Japan on Friday lifted longstanding restrictions on U.S. beef in an agreement announced by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue. The move is expected to pave the way for expanded sales to the U.S.’s top beef export market. More Info...

Grain marketing is a vital component of a profitable farm operation an

Grain marketing is a vital component of a profitable farm operation and is one of the top challenges farmers wish they could overcome. That’s according to a new report from FarmLogs. More Info...

Prevented planting decisions are always difficult, but market and poli

Prevented planting decisions are always difficult, but market and policy dynamics make 2019 decisions even more difficult. More Info...

Planting Concerns Becoming Serious

Planting Concerns Becoming Serious More Info...

Record Low Prices on Arkansas Farm Auction Today

Record low auction sale prices today on a farm auction in northeast Arkansas. Machinery Pete reports More Info...

Weekly "2 Minute Drill" (Grains & Livestock 5.16.19)

Oliver Sloup breaks down the grain and livestock markets in his weekly "2 Minute Drill" More Info...

Tyson registered several trademarks for plant-based products and the c

Tyson registered several trademarks for plant-based products and the company needs no capital to compete with likes of Beyond Meat. More Info...

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Kirk Hinz and Michael Clark of B

Today on AgriTalk, we’re talking with Kirk Hinz and Michael Clark of BamWX.com on spring weather conditions. More Info...

Agriculture industry lobbyists want to see changes made to the previou

Agriculture industry lobbyists want to see changes made to the previous Market Facilitation Program. More Info...

Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, P

Setting aside some of his hard-line rhetoric on illegal immigration, President Donald Trump said Thursday that he wanted to recruit "top talent" to the nation as he unveiled his latest efforts to reform residency laws. More Info...

Grain markets are on a rally due to slow planting, but farmer anxiety

Grain markets are on a rally due to slow planting, but farmer anxiety over trade continues to weigh on producer's minds. More Info...

A bill has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate that seeks to protect

A bill has been reintroduced in the U.S. Senate that seeks to protect and expand rural broadband access along with encouraging investment in high-speed internet. More Info...

Commodity markets continue to move higher this week amid wet weather a

Commodity markets continue to move higher this week amid wet weather and planting delays. More Info...

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson is tracking the potential for stronger sto

Meteorologist Cindi Clawson is tracking the potential for stronger storms as we move into Friday. More Info...

As African Swine Fever expands, analysts hear rumblings of whole hog s

As African Swine Fever expands, analysts hear rumblings of whole hog shipments. More Info...

House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) threatened to sue the admi

House Ag Chairman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.) threatened to sue the administrator of USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Richard Fordyce, over continuous sign-ups for the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP).  More Info...

While some support the President’s trade tactics, others don’t.

While some support the President’s trade tactics, others don’t. More Info...

The hit television show and book series Game of Thrones has more conne

The hit television show and book series Game of Thrones has more connections to agriculture than one would think for a fantasy series that features dragons and ice zombies. More Info...