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  • Lawmakers Push for Hemp Comeback in Wisconsin

    02/27/2017 04:34 PM

    Republican lawmakers want to help Wisconsin's once-dominant hemp industry make a comeback, giving farmers the chance to add a versatile and hardy plant to their fields.


  • 5 Tips To Sharpen Your Phosphorus Management Practices
    02/27/2017 02:45 PM

     In some scenarios, the right amount of P can boost corn yields by up to 40 bu. per acre.

  • Idaho Dairy Eyed After Residents Discover Tainted Water
    02/27/2017 02:33 PM

    State officials are investigating claims that a south-central Idaho dairy pumped manure into a canal, and tests are being conducted on water coming from faucets in nearby homes where residents are complaining the water is discolored and has a bad odor.

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    Baxter Black: Mustaches
    02/27/2017 01:53 PM

    Baxter Black is known for a lot of things, but the thing he’s most known for is his most recognizable feature: his mustache.

  • Video
    Key Takeaways From USDA's Outlook Forum
    02/27/2017 01:46 PM

    At the USDA’s 93rd Agricultural Outlook Forum last week, the agency released outlooks for prices, acres, sentiment and more. 

  • 5 Tips To Sharpen Your Phosphorus Management Practices
    02/27/2017 12:22 PM

    Phosphorus (P) is an important macronutrient for field corn. Adequate amounts of the nutrient are associated with improved corn root development, increased stalk strength, resistance to disease, kernel (seed) production and earlier crop maturity. In some scenarios, the right amount of P can boost corn yields by up to 40 bu. per acre.

  • 30% Yield Decline Possible With Poor Tips For Organic Fields
    02/27/2017 12:00 PM

    Lessons from small test plots can’t easily inform large-scale commercial organic farming because of soil variations for cover crops and distinct labor needs, Michigan State University researchers say. 

  • Ag Groups Beg Trump for Infrastructure Deal
    02/27/2017 11:42 AM

    As a candidate, Donald Trump made numerous campaign promises. Now that he’s president, Trump has delivered on several of those promises – but his bold campaign promises around infrastructure have faded into the background.

  • Mexico Warns U.S. It'll Cut Off NAFTA Talks If Tariffs Proposed
    02/27/2017 10:40 AM

    Mexico’s top trade negotiator doubled down on threats to break off talks to rework Nafta.

  • Video
    $1 Trillion Trade Agreement in Place
    02/27/2017 10:34 AM

    A $1 trillion free trade agreement just took effect.

  • Struggling Farm Economy Complicates Farm Bill Efforts
    02/27/2017 10:08 AM

    As the elder statesman from an agricultural state, U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts has worked on crafting seven farm bills. But it is with some trepidation that the work begins to draft new legislation amid daunting challenges confronting farmers in the era of President Donald Trump.

  • Hedge Funds Grow More Bullish on Corn as Surplus Eases
    02/27/2017 10:01 AM

    Near-record ethanol production means more demand for grain.

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    Beef Demand: Are Imports Hurting Prices?
    02/27/2017 09:29 AM

    With trade being a hot issue in agriculture, Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Ia.) is already prepping for his ambassadorship to China. At the USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum, he expressed that part of his focus will be on reopening the Chinese market to U.S. beef exports. 

  • Is This Oft-Repeated Ag Mantra Wrong?
    02/27/2017 09:12 AM

    This mantra has been pounded into the agriculture industry for the past decade: “Food production must double by 2050 to feed the world’s growing population.” Just Google that statement and watch scores of results appear. There’s just one problem – this assertion isn’t supported by the latest data, according to research just published in the journal Bioscience.