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A Shock to the Wheat Market

7/12/2017 12:06:00 PM
USDA released the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates on Wednesday as well as crop production projections for wheat. The reports also included updated 2017-18 numbers for corn and soybean production and yields. >> Read More

Will Wheat Hit 2008 Prices?

7/5/2017 9:34:00 AM
DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Joel Burgio said in his July 2 forecast that rainfall potential in the Northern Plains during the next 10 days is "Rather limited for the region. Episodes of hot and very hot temperatures during the period increases stress to corn, soybean and spring wheat development. The most impacted areas would be in Montana and the west and central Dakotas." >> Read More

What's on Producers Mind's?

4/19/2017 8:30:00 AM
What issues are weighing on the minds of farmers in 2017?  What does the data say about the impact of ag industry mergers and farm consolidation on farm profits? The Voice of the Farmer (Download Full 72 Page Report) examines the state of modern day farming through a combination of candid interviews with farmers and analysis of millions of acres of real farm yield and thousands of farmer seed and chemical invoices and price records. >> Read More

Lowest Wheat Plantings Estimate Since 1919

3/31/2017 11:00:00 AM

USDA on Friday released its prospective plantings report for major crops as well as quarterly grain stock numbers. Farmers are projected to plant 46.1 million acres of wheat, down 8% from last year. If realized, it would mark the lowest wheat acreage since the U.S. began keeping records in 1919.

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Trade a Top Priority: Meet the New Director at the MT Dept. of Ag

3/24/2017 9:45:00 AM

Meet Ben Thomas the new Director of the Montana Department of Agriculture. Ben recently discussed his career path and goals to enhance Montana agriculture with Lane Nordlund. 

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USDA Forecasts Grain Prices Will Reach Bottom Next Year

2/20/2017 3:26:00 PM
Grain prices could reach a long-term bottom next year, according to USDA's long-range projections released Feb. 16:  >> Read More

Insight on Why Markets Haven't Imploded Following TPP, NAFTA Announcements

2/20/2017 2:57:00 PM
University experts answer "Why haven't the commodity markets tanked following the cancellation of the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement and threats to re-do the NAFTA trade agreement?"  >> Read More

New Strains of Wheat Rust Hitting Europe, Africa, Asia

2/6/2017 8:59:00 AM
Wheat rust, a family of fungal diseases that can cause crop losses of up to 100 percent in untreated susceptible wheats, is making further advances in Europe, Africa and Asia,  >> Read More

Wheat Grower Organizations Disappointed in TPP Withdrawal

1/24/2017 7:44:00 AM
"Without TPP or alternative agreements, U.S. farmers will be forced to the sidelines of trade while losing market share in the region to our competitors." >> Read More
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Possible Seed Shortage on the Horizon

7/19/2017 12:00:00 PM
Farmers should be mindful of escalating drought conditions and the outlook for seed supplies for 2018 planting. >> Read More
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Atypical BSE Case in Alabama

7/19/2017 7:38:00 AM
An atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) has been identified in an eleven-year old cow in Alabama, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The cow did not enter any processing facilities and it presents no threat to the food supply. >> Read More
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Ag Policy Expert Gives President Trump a Mixed Report Card

7/19/2017 5:00:00 AM
President Donald Trump’s performance for agriculture during his first six months in office is a mixed bag, according to Barry Flinchbaugh, professor emeritus, agricultural economics at Kansas State University. 


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House Commitee Delays ELD Mandate

7/18/2017 9:06:00 AM
Language that was included within the bill will delay, for one year, the requirement mandating the use of Electronic Logging Devices (ELD's) for livestock and insect haulers. Now that the bill has passed the House it heads to the Senate. The industry expects to see some opposition to the delay in the Senate Chambers.  >> Read More
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WY Livestock Board Issues Notice of Delinquent Brands Renewal

7/18/2017 5:00:00 AM

Wyoming brand owners on the WY Livestock Board delinquent list have until December, 31, 2017 to renew brands.

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