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2018 is the Year of the Tractor at Smithsonian Museum

2/24/2018 5:00:00 AM
The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will mark 2018 as the Year of the Tractor with two new displays on the past, present and future of agriculture. "Precision Farming" will open Jan. 19 within the museum's "American Enterprise" exhibition with a more contemporary story of disruptive technology in today's agriculture industry. >> Read More

USDA Outlook: Not So Good

2/23/2018 5:50:00 AM

A lower U.S. dollar value could boost agriculture exports, but the long-term outlook offers no real light at the end of the tunnel for the struggling farm economy, USDA's chief economist said on Thursday.

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Profit Tracker: Packer Margins Continue Slide

2/23/2018 5:47:00 AM
A $3-plus rally in cash fed cattle prices pulled packer margins under $20 per head last week. Despite the increase in cash prices, cattle feeding margins slipped $6 per head, but remain at $206. Declines in cattle feeding profits were the result of higher costs, mostly due to a $57 per head increase in the cost of feeder cattle calculated against last week’s marketings, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. >> Read More

Act of Sabotage Releases Captured Yellowstone Bison

2/23/2018 4:14:00 AM
Sometime between 9 p.m. on Wednesday and 6 a.m. on Thursday, someone intentionally compromised the fences at Stephens Creek, releasing approximately 73 of the 96 bison that were inside the pen. >> Read More

Merck Animal Health Introduces Banamine Pour-On

2/22/2018 8:08:00 AM
Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside of the U.S. and Canada, has introduced Banamine Transdermal (flunixin transdermal solution) — the first and only U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved product for pain control in a food-producing animal. >> Read More

Farm Bureau Statement on AG Act Workforce Legislation

2/21/2018 10:42:00 AM
The American Farm Bureau Federation is calling on all members of Congress to support House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte in his goal of including the AG Act in the Securing America’s Future Act. >> Read More

Michael Foster to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA’s Farm Service Agency in Montana

2/20/2018 2:33:00 PM
Bozeman, Mont., Feb. 20, 2018 - The Trump Administration recently appointed Michael Foster as the new State Executive Director (SED) for the USDA Montana Farm Service Agency (FSA). Foster began his new position on Feb. 20, 2018. >> Read More

RURAL MAINSTREET INDEX HIGHEST IN ALMOST 4 YEARS

2/20/2018 2:07:00 PM
The Creighton University Rural Mainstreet Index sprang higher in February from January's below growth neutral reading. This is the first time since July 2015 the overall index has advanced above growth neutral, according to the latest monthly survey of bank CEOs in rural areas of a 10-state region dependent on agriculture and/or energy.  >> Read More

Deere Sales Jump Despite Supply-Chain Challenges

2/20/2018 9:12:00 AM
Deere & Co. said sales rose in its first quarter but results were hit by both supply-chain issues and a charge related to recent U.S. tax changes. >> Read More

National Ag Coalition Taking California to Court Tuesday Over Unjustified, False Prop 65 Listing

2/19/2018 2:10:00 PM
As the state of California attempts to implement a policy that would cause massive damage to American farmers, a national agriculture coalition is going to court tomorrow with a reasonable request: halt California’s extreme action until the judge can consider all of the facts. At issue is California’s unjustified and false Prop 65 listing of glyphosate, one of modern agriculture’s most valuable tools and an industry standard across the world.    >> Read More
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USDA Outlook: Not So Good

2/23/2018 5:50:00 AM

A lower U.S. dollar value could boost agriculture exports, but the long-term outlook offers no real light at the end of the tunnel for the struggling farm economy, USDA's chief economist said on Thursday.

>> Read More
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Profit Tracker: Packer Margins Continue Slide

2/23/2018 5:47:00 AM
A $3-plus rally in cash fed cattle prices pulled packer margins under $20 per head last week. Despite the increase in cash prices, cattle feeding margins slipped $6 per head, but remain at $206. Declines in cattle feeding profits were the result of higher costs, mostly due to a $57 per head increase in the cost of feeder cattle calculated against last week’s marketings, according to the Sterling Beef Profit Tracker. >> Read More
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Act of Sabotage Releases Captured Yellowstone Bison

2/23/2018 4:14:00 AM
Sometime between 9 p.m. on Wednesday and 6 a.m. on Thursday, someone intentionally compromised the fences at Stephens Creek, releasing approximately 73 of the 96 bison that were inside the pen. >> Read More
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Senate holds Oversight Hearing on the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

2/22/2018 8:25:00 AM

 Last week, the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee held a hearing with Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo titled State of the CFTC: Examining Pending Rules, Cryptocurrency Regulation, and Cross-Border Agreements.  >> Read More
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Merck Animal Health Introduces Banamine Pour-On

2/22/2018 8:08:00 AM
Merck Animal Health, known as MSD Animal Health outside of the U.S. and Canada, has introduced Banamine Transdermal (flunixin transdermal solution) — the first and only U.S. Food & Drug Administration approved product for pain control in a food-producing animal. >> Read More
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