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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

Planted Wheat Acreage Lowest Since 1909

1/13/2017 8:10:00 AM
Randy Martinson, an analyst with Martinson Ag Risk Management said the drop in wheat acres was also larger than expected.  >> Read More

USTR Brings New Charges Against China Over Imports for Corn, Wheat, Rice

12/16/2016 10:02:00 AM
The case comes as the U.S. has also separately asked the WTO to settle a dispute over the U.S. contention that China has paid nearly $100 billion in domestic support for Chinese crops.   >> Read More
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Recent Ag News

USDA revises Angus certification requirements

5/29/2017 5:00:00 AM
USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced that the agency is revising the live animal specification used for all Angus certified programs to reflect evolving cattle genetics and marketing. >> Read More
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United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent

5/27/2017 7:07:00 AM

The USDA May 1 on-feed report looks like this: on feed up 2%; placed in April up 11%; and marketed in April up 3%.

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Signs Indicate Farm Equipment Industry Has Steadied, Is Heading Upward

5/26/2017 3:03:00 PM
Signs indicate that the farm equipment industry finally has steadied after a recent near freefall and is heading upward. Stabilized does not mean sales are booming yet.  >> Read More
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Legendary Texas Cattle Feeder Says Export Markets are Critically Important

5/26/2017 5:00:00 AM

This year the Texas Cattle Feeders Association is celebrating it's 50th Anniversary. Last week in Amarillo, 25 of the past TCFA presidents gathered to recount where the association has been, where its at and where its headed in the future. And one of those in attendance was the legendary founder of Cactus Feeders Paul Engler.

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First Camping Trip of the Spring

5/25/2017 5:01:00 PM

Memorial Day falls on May 29th this year!

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