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Veterinarians will, over the next five years, become more involved in

Veterinarians will, over the next five years, become more involved in overseeing the use of all forms of medically important antimicrobials used in livestock.​ More Info...

Five grant programs through USDA will award farmers, ranchers and othe

Five grant programs through USDA will award farmers, ranchers and other growers with $102.7 million. These grants will support locally-led projects that help expand markets for local food promotion and specialty crops. More Info...

Local food is maintaining its strong appeal in the Twin Cities, but ti

Local food is maintaining its strong appeal in the Twin Cities, but tight and expensive labor make it a challenging business environment for growers. More Info...

Judge Fredrick Clement made the decision to hand the second-largest da

Judge Fredrick Clement made the decision to hand the second-largest dairy in Oregon over to an appointed trustee in order for it to continue to operate.​ More Info...

A juvenile wolf has been killed in Washington after its pack was found

A juvenile wolf has been killed in Washington after its pack was found repeatedly preying on cattle grazing federal land. More Info...

Iowa land values are still strong, despite coming off of record highs

Iowa land values are still strong, despite coming off of record highs a few years ago. Still, tariffs and trade uncertainty are likely to impact farmland values going into 2019, according to Kyle Hansen at Hertz Ag. More Info...

As NAFTA talks intensify in Washington this week Canada’s dairy farmer

As NAFTA talks intensify in Washington this week Canada’s dairy farmers urge Prime Minister Justin Trudeau not to trade access to the country’s protected milk market for a deal with the U.S. More Info...

AG TIME Move The Calendar Up by John Walsh

The soy is getting a bounce today. There are a couple of hypothetical reasons this could be transpiring which I will discuss. However, I am looking at real global issues that should be considered. The feedgrains have been covered all week and my stance has not changed. More Info...

As Walmart’s fluid milk processing plant continues to move toward oper

As Walmart’s fluid milk processing plant continues to move toward operating at capacity, the vertically integrated retailer has experienced plenty of disdain from farmers across the country. More Info...

Nebraska on Wednesday became the first state Farm Bureau to step into

Nebraska on Wednesday became the first state Farm Bureau to step into the health insurance arena. More Info...

The state department did not disclose what farms were flooded. Other r

The state department did not disclose what farms were flooded. Other reported damage included wind damage to hog structures and road damage. Additional assessments will be made Wednesday as flood waters allow. More Info...

This week on the Farmer Forum we have Steve Pitstick from Illinois, Ti

This week on the Farmer Forum we have Steve Pitstick from Illinois, Tim Recker of Iowa, and Casey Schuhmacher of Nebraska. More Info...

The world got one of its first public images of the biggest ag company

The world got one of its first public images of the biggest ag company on the globe Tuesday in Germany as leadership from Bayer and former Monsanto employees spoke at the newly minted Bayer Future of Farming Dialogue. More Info...

The UN's Chief Veterinary Officer says of the African Swine Fever in C

The UN's Chief Veterinary Officer says of the African Swine Fever in China, “What we’re seeing so far is just the tip of the iceberg.” An emergency three-day meeting was recently held to address global concerns. More Info...

Book Review: Revise Your Assumptions on Heredity

Carl Zimmer is one of our finest science writers, carefully crafting explanations of today’s cutting-edge research in available form for laymen.  More Info...

Iowa was not one of the original plaintiffs fighting WOTUS, but a ruli

Iowa was not one of the original plaintiffs fighting WOTUS, but a ruling Tuesday allows the state to join the fray. “The EPA’s WOTUS Rule imposes unnecessary burdens on Iowans,” Iowa Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg said. More Info...

Because of their height, pressure from grain and other factors, grain

Because of their height, pressure from grain and other factors, grain bins can cause severe injury and even death if proper safety procedures aren’t followed.​ More Info...

What cows eat can affect the microbial population inside the rumen.

What cows eat can affect the microbial population inside the rumen. More Info...

US China Trade War Intensifies As Harvest Advances

US–China Trade War Intensifies As Harvest Advances More Info...

The Maschhoffs want potential production partners to understand what’s

The Maschhoffs want potential production partners to understand what’s involved before they enter into a contract agreement. They provide a comprehensive report that outlines the costs of constructing a hog building. More Info...

Respect, commitment and dedication provide staying power for the natio

Respect, commitment and dedication provide staying power for the nation’s largest family-owned pork operation. Dave and Karen Maschhoff (left) and Ken and Julie Maschhoff (right), run The Maschhoffs, Inc. More Info...

Soybeans Continue to Probe for Lows?

With trade tensions continuing to escalate between the US and China it has been difficult to find any good news for soybeans. How much worse will it get?​ More Info...

Floods unleashed across North Carolina by deadly Hurricane Florence ar

Floods unleashed across North Carolina by deadly Hurricane Florence are destroying crops after the storm wreaked havoc on cotton and tobacco. More Info...

Rising North Carolina rivers swamp dozens of poultry barns, killing at

Rising North Carolina rivers swamp dozens of poultry barns, killing at least 1.7 million chickens. More Info...

Plan For a Steady Increase in Input Prices

Expect farm input prices to annually increase by 1.7% for the next decade. More Info...

AgLaunch Initiative, a farm-centric agricultural innovation organizati

AgLaunch Initiative, a farm-centric agricultural innovation organization, announced today the Innova $100,000 Row Crop Challenge powered by AgLaunch More Info...

High-level NAFTA negotiations are set to resume in Washington, where R

High-level NAFTA negotiations are set to resume in Washington, where Republicans are warning time is running out for Canada to join the U.S. and Mexico in a trilateral deal. More Info...

Paul McCartney's new album includes a song about climate change denier

Paul McCartney's new album includes a song about climate change deniers, which he unabashedly sings while trotting the globe in private jets and driving sports cars. More Info...

A bulging U.S. cattle herd along with record demand for beef means tha

A bulging U.S. cattle herd along with record demand for beef means that more cows are making their way to slaughter, leaving behind a glut of hides. A new tariff imposed by China on hides won't help. More Info...

The BNSF Railway Company is being sued by a rancher after more than 50

The BNSF Railway Company is being sued by a rancher after more than 50 cattle went missing and died following flooding that is being blamed on a railroad berm. More Info...

A former grain elevator manager is on the run after allegedly pocketin

A former grain elevator manager is on the run after allegedly pocketing $2 million from the Ashby Farmers Cooperative Elevator Co. in west-central Minnesota.​ More Info...

Bryne Dairy, located in DeWitt, N.Y., is planning to expand its Ultra

Bryne Dairy, located in DeWitt, N.Y., is planning to expand its Ultra Dairy Plant to grow its packaging capability and create at least 20 new jobs. More Info...

Test for Soybean Cyst Nematode

Looks can be deceiving as hidden pockets of the disease can still cut yield More Info...

Procacci Bros., Philadelphia, is celebrating its 70-year anniversary.

Procacci Bros., Philadelphia, is celebrating its 70-year anniversary. More Info...

Today on the program, we have a hearty discussion about the farm bill,

Today on the program, we have a hearty discussion about the farm bill, trade and crop insurance with callers, and Hyle Hansen of Hertz Ag discusses their latest survey. More Info...

Along with his brothers-in-law, Scott Mundhenke and Tim Eike, they pri

Along with his brothers-in-law, Scott Mundhenke and Tim Eike, they primarily use four technology tools to make decisions: Climate FieldView, My John Deere, ADM Investor Services and AgYield app. More Info...