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Byline: Tony Dreibus 1. Soybeans Lower Overnight as China Plans to Increase Output Soybeans were lower in early trading after China said it would revamp its agriculture industry and increase production of the... (full story)

A pretty wet week will give us more time for paper work.  When I think about budgets, I also think about ways of reducing costs.  So as we move forward […] (full story)

In addition to all the daily responsibilities of keeping an agricultural operation running, farm managers and owners also have to become human resource specialists in their quest to find and […] (full story)

Join in on Thursday, February 26 at 8:00 AM CST to hear from Milo Hamilton, President  & Founder Firstgrain. He will give us an overview of the rice market outlook […] (full story)

Volunteer firefighters rescued a northeast Iowa man who became trapped in a grain bin. (full story)

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in Ochiltree, Hansford and Lipscomb counties will host the Northeast Panhandle Grain Sorghum Conference Feb. 26 at the Ochiltree County Expo Building, 402 Expo […] (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the tool and instrument company L.S. Starrett (SCX). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Ownlist first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then I used the Flipcha... (full story)

The Texas Land Trends project of Texas A&M’s Natural Resources Institute, or NRI, has published a special series report describing Texas landowner participation in land conservation easements and their value […] (full story)

Here are some words you may have not associated together: manure and clean water. One dairy in Washington is turning manure into water using worms. AgDay national reporter Betsy Jibben travels to a farm. (full story)

Dairies, particularly in the Midwest, have been going through financial stress and spikes to milk hauling rates aren’t helping. For more on these stories watch the AgDay video in this story. (full story)

Last week, the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, and Minneapolis released updates regarding farm income, farmland values and agricultural credit conditions from the fourth quarter of 2018. Today’s […] (full story)

Rice farmers in northeast Louisiana heard advice from LSU AgCenter scientists about growing their 2019 crop at a meeting in Rayville on Feb. 14. They also heard some potentially good […] (full story)

The following prices are effective from 02/20/19 at 12:01 am Eastern Time until midnight Tuesday 02/26/19. The next announcement is scheduled for 02/26/19 at 3:00 pm Eastern Time. * $424.49 […] (full story)

The 67th annual Mid-South Farm & Gin Show is set for March 1-2, 2019 at the Cook Convention Center, Memphis, Tenn. The south’s premier show offers attendees the opportunity to […] (full story)

Members and alumni of the National FFA Organization are celebrating #FFAweek around the country. During this time FFA chapters share with the public what FFA is and what impact it makes on its members. (full story)

Purdue University’s College of Agriculture is partnering with Gerrish Farms to host the agBOT Challenge 2019, a three-day event May 16-18. The event includes the NextGen Expo, an interactive STEM […] (full story)

Six large firms dominated the sale of seeds and agricultural chemicals in 2015 in the United States and around the world: BASF, Bayer, Dow Chemical, DuPont, Monsanto, and Syngenta.  Known […] (full story)

Farm bankruptcies in the Midwest saw an increase in 2018, but just how bad is the financial pain for farmers? John Newton of American Farm Bureau breaks it down by the numbers. (full story)

From its seeds and leaves to its stalk and roots, discover the parts of the cannabis plant—and what they can be used for. (full story)

A case out of Missouri, Keller Farms, Inc. v. Stewart,  recently caught my attention as it addressed an interesting question, is crop dusting an “inherently dangerous activity?”  This is an important question […] (full story)

The Republican congressman whose district spans one-third of the U.S.-Mexican border, says over 1,000 ranchers and farmers will be impacted if plans to build a border wall proceed. (full story)

Grain Sorghum is a warm-season grass crop that is very drought and heat tolerant, compared to many other major crops, making it well-adapted to hot, droughty climates. Grain sorghum is […] (full story)

Australia is capitalizing on its long and distinguished history in agricultural research, variety of climates and ecosystems, stable and favorable business environment, and connectivity with the rapidly growing markets of […] (full story)

Derek Martin has transformed a 6,000-acre farming operation from an input-guzzling leviathan to a profit-per-acre force. (full story)

No matter how well you budget or how efficiently you manage your farm business, there may be periods in which cash flow is negative. No one knows for sure when […] (full story)

Some new crop soybean seed being tested by the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association is falling below the normal germination rate. While a few lots came in at or above 95% […] (full story)

Corn prices, since the release of the February USDA reports, remain relatively flat.  The potential for increased corn production in 2019 via higher planted acreage appears to be a significant […] (full story)

After continuing last week in Beijing, U.S., China trade talks will resume again this week in Washington, D.C.  In addition, recent news items continue to highlight impacts of the ongoing trade dispute on the farm economy. […] (full story)

We know that the cost of living differs among cities throughout Illinois.  Do farm families also have different costs of living based on what part of Illinois they live in?  […] (full story)

The February WASDE report was bearish for rice. However, one positive takeaway from the report is that domestic consumption was raised, albeit by 2 M cwt. With steady consumption driven […] (full story)

President Dwight Eisenhower is one of a few presidents to have their farm turned into a National Historic Site operated by the National Park Service. (full story)

After extended rains last fall, corn and soybeans may have been stored at a higher moisture content than usual. This moisture, along with the resulting molds, can lead to grain […] (full story)

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USDA has allocated $66 million to support 407 projects that will strengthen the nation’s infrastructure for pest detection and surveillance, identification, threat mitigation, and safeguard the nursery production system.  Funding is provided... (full story)

Cotton prices broke out of the principally lethargic 73 to 75 cent trading range this week. Unfortunately, it was to the downside. So far this week, the March contract has […] (full story)

High mummy numbers continue to be an underlying thread in this season’s discussions. For varying reasons, our contacts are saying that more mummies remain on trees than usual. The cost […] (full story)

Australia burgeoning almond industry appears to be running short on bees. Sound familiar? In an article on the Australian Broadcast Commission’s (ABC) website, this will become “a major challenge” as more […] (full story)

In this week’s AgFax Weekend – Brazil Ag – It’s Not All Good | Amazon Selling Trucks? | and more. (full story)

The commodity markets had a bit of SAD this week, the seasonal affective disorder tied to lack of daylight and melatonin. The stock markets were full of sunshiny optimism, even ignoring a lousy retail sales report because they assumed (as we did)... (full story)

Global production for 2018/19 is forecast to gain 165,000 metric tons (tons) from the previous year to 814,000 on rebounding yields and output in the United States and Turkey, more […] (full story)

Beyond the perennial threats of pigweed and plant bugs, many Arkansas growers may face new twists on old adversaries in 2019. Non-GMO corn and borers As conventional corn acres in […] (full story)

The rice market has begun to see some movement this week, especially in the wake of last week’s WASDE report which was unsurprisingly bearish for the market. Export sales reporting have […] (full story)

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released the complete set of tables prepared for the upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report, which is scheduled to be released on March […] (full story)

The latest Quality Reports from the Lubbock, Lamesa, and Abilene Classing Offices are available online from a link on PCG’s web site here. These reports also are available directly from […] (full story)

The U.S. ethanol industry was rocked by low prices in 2018, especially in the second half of the year when prices reached their lowest levels in over a decade (Figure […] (full story)

Farmland values in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District held steady in the fourth quarter of 2018 despite risks to ongoing stability. While demand for farmland remained relatively strong across the […] (full story)

The benefits of sulfur application have been widely seen across Minnesota for the last ten years. One question that seems to persist is, what is the best option when applying […] (full story)