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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

Soil Compaction May No Longer Be A Worry for Many Producers

4/10/2017 10:39:00 AM

A long-term study shows that soil compaction may no longer need to be a worry for many producers grazing cattle on corn stubble. 

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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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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

USDA Forecasts Highest U.S. Corn Production on Record

9/20/2016 7:11:00 AM

Based on conditions as of September 1, yields are expected to average 174.4 bushels per acre which would be the highest yield and production on record in the United States. 

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US Announces WTO Challenge on China Farm Supports

9/14/2016 10:54:00 AM
The U.S. is launching a challenge at the World Trade Organization (WTO) on China's domestic price supports for the production of rice, wheat and corn >> Read More

Wheat Prices Revive Program From Farm Bills Past

8/5/2016 10:56:00 AM
Farmers, bankers and others across wheat country are having to get reacquainted with marketing loan gains and loan deficiency payments, also known as LDPs. >> Read More

Corn Production and Use Expected to Reach a New Record High in 2016

7/29/2016 1:15:00 PM

The record supply is expected to have a dampening effect on prices, making U.S. corn more competitive in the global market and hopefully boosting exports.

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Mexico Could Pass Japan as Top U.S. Corn Importer

6/30/2016 1:44:00 PM

Buying patterns for U.S. corn have shifted, with U.S. corn export sales to Mexico helping to offset light purchases by more traditional buyers.

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Weather Markets in Full Play as Grain Prices Plummet

6/22/2016 2:22:00 PM

Grains plummeted this week, led by a fall of nearly 6% in corn, as funds rushed for the exit after prospects for US crops improved.

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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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