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Harnessing the Power of Nature​

3/1/2018 12:55:00 PM
By 2050, the planet’s population is estimated to grow from seven billion to nine billion, while the area of our farmable land is expected to shrink. Simply put, this means we’ll need to produce more with less to feed the world. An answer to this challenge can be found in the natural benefits of microbes – which represent the next step in sustainable agriculture solutions. >> Read More

Steel, Aluminum Tariffs Raise the Risk of Retaliation Against U.S. Agriculture

3/1/2018 12:47:00 PM
ARLINGTON, Virginia — U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) are extremely disappointed in the decision announced today to impose sweeping tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum. We have repeatedly warned that the risks of retaliation and the precedent set by such a policy have serious potential consequences for agriculture. It is dismaying that the voices of farmers and many other industries were ignored in favor of an industry that is already among the most protected in the country.  >> Read More

Central Life Sciences, Meaningful Insect Control

2/28/2018 4:37:00 PM

At Central Life Sciences, meaningful insect control scientifically developed with an environmental focus and applied with purpose is the main objective. During the 2018 Commodity Classic Lane Nordlund spoke with Bob Johnston on the impact insects have on wheat crops in the Northern Plains and Rocky Mountain West.

 

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Corteva Agriscience: New Name, Same Committment

2/28/2018 9:38:00 AM
WILMINGTON, Del.,  – The Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™ (NYSE: DWDP) today announced the name of the intended company once it is spun-off, which is expected to happen by June 1, 2019. The intended Agriculture company will become Corteva Agriscience (kohr-'teh-vah), which is derived from a combination of words meaning “heart” and “nature”. >> Read More

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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Recent Ag News

SD Stockgrowers Launch Search for Executive Director

6/19/2018 6:07:00 AM
The South Dakota Stockgrowers Association has launched the search for a new Executive Director. The Board of Directors is inviting applications from interested candidates to be submitted immediately. >> Read More
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DNA Results in For Mysterious Canine Shot Near Denton

6/18/2018 10:53:00 AM

The canine creature shot in Montana a month ago that captured the curiosity of the nation is actually a gray wolf.


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Federal Judge Rules Against California’s Attorney General in Prop 65 Case

6/16/2018 5:00:00 AM
In another win for U.S. agriculture and the national agriculture coalition fighting California’s false and misleading Prop 65 labeling requirement for glyphosate, U.S. District Court Judge William Shubb, for the Eastern District of California, upheld the preliminary injunction prohibiting California from enforcing the requirement until a final ruling on the matter is issued by the court.  >> Read More
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Montana Stockgrowers Midyear Heads to Dillon

6/15/2018 8:01:00 AM

Ranchers from across Montana have gathered in Dillon for the Montana Stockgrowers Association's  Midyear Meeting.
Lane Nordlund reports from the event along with its highlights. 

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Low-Interest Loans Available for Montana Producers Impacted by Winter Weather

6/15/2018 6:00:00 AM
Agricultural producers in Montana who lost property in recent natural disasters are eligible for physical loss loans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). >> Read More
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