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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

Disease Alert: Bacterial Leaf Streak of Corn

9/7/2017 8:55:00 AM

A new publication from the University of Wyoming Extension details bacterial leaf streak of corn.

The disease is not yet in Wyoming but is in nine states, including Nebraska, Colorado and South Dakota, said William Stump, assistant professor of plant sciences in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

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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

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
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Recent Ag News

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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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
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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
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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
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