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Winter Wheat Seedings Estimate Lowest in Over a Century

1/14/2018 6:42:00 PM
The report Friday showed 32.61 million acres planted. That was in fact down from last year, but more than 300,000 acres larger than the average trade guess and above all published trade guesses. This was the first time since 2012 for the USDA figure to be larger than the average trade estimate. It was only the second time since 2000, with the other being 2011. Futures had big fall rallies in both 2011 and 2012, which you might expect would result in a production response. This fall we were grinding lower. So what happened, and are there any implications? >> Read More

Marketing Your Family Business to Consumers

12/8/2017 2:32:00 PM
Consumer demand and preference is a driving force in today's agricultural marketplace. For companies like Wheat Montana, the success of their family business has been sharing their story with consumers. By sharing that story, their Montana Made product can be found in over 1200 Walmart stores. Are you telling your story? >> Read More

Ag Inside the Beltway

11/29/2017 11:17:00 AM
Chandler Goule, CEO of the National Association of Wheat Growers, joins Lane Nordlund and discusses the critical issues NAWG is working on in Washington D.C.  >> Read More

Blame Canada? Understanding Wheat Trade on the Northern Great Plains

11/1/2017 1:30:00 PM

Are U.S. farmers getting the short end of the stick when it comes to wheat trade with Canada?

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Stoner to Lead Wheat Growers at Critical Time

10/31/2017 2:15:00 PM

This week it was announced by the National Association of Wheat Growers that association president David Schemm has resigned from his position to pursue other professional opportunities in his home state. The High Plains Journal says Schemm, a Sharon Springs, Kansas, wheat grower, has reportedly been tapped to accept the position of Kansas Farm Service Agency executive director. 

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NAWG President Resigns, Montana Farmer to Retake Role

10/30/2017 8:25:00 AM
Washington, D.C. (October 30, 2017) – NAWG is officially announcing the resignation of former NAWG President and Sharon Springs, KS farmer David Schemm. David has resigned his position to pursue other professional opportunities in his home state of Kansas.   >> Read More

How Low Can Wheat Go?

10/6/2017 9:00:00 AM

Wheat acres are set to slip again as some farmers are eyeing the depressed market wondering if they should even bother to plant.

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Latest USDA Wheat Estimates

9/12/2017 10:46:00 AM
The U.S. 2017/18 wheat supply and demand estimates are unchanged from last month. The season-average farm price is lowered $0.20 per bushel at the midpoint to a range of $4.30 to $4.90. The reduction is due to NASS prices to date and expectations of future cash prices. >> Read More

Spring Wheat Harvest in the Gallatin Valley

8/15/2017 2:29:00 PM
On Monday, the latest weekly USDA crop progress report was released and once again the report remains bullish for spring wheat. Across the nation, 40% of spring wheat was harvested, down from 45% a year ago, but above the five-year average of 35% harvested. 33% of spring wheat was rated good-to-excellent, up 1 percentage point from 32% the previous week. Also 97% of winter wheat had been harvested as of Sunday. For Montana specially, 92% of the winter wheat is in the bin while 39% of the spring wheat crop has been harvested and 57% of the barley crop has been cut as well. >> Read More

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
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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.

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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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