Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour
China Spurns New Zealand Milk Powder and 12,000 Farmers See Red
7/29/2015 6:09:00 PM
When China lost much of its appetite for imported milk powder this year, farmers 11,000 kilometers (7,000 miles) away in New Zealand went into a tailspin.
Dairy Leaders Invited to Weigh in on Regional Federal Milk Marketing Orders
7/29/2015 4:32:00 PM
Cooperative Network, the statewide association for cooperative businesses in Minnesota and Wisconsin, is hosting the Federal Milk Marketing Orders Forum, Sept. 24, 2015, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at the DoubleTree Hotel in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Closing Markets Commentary 07/29/15
7/29/2015 2:53:00 PM
Bears controlled price action in the corn and wheat markets today, while soybeans finished mixed.
Fed Moves Toward Rate Rise
7/29/2015 2:30:00 PM
Federal Reserve policy makers said the labor market and housing have improved, moving closer to ending an unprecedented period of near-zero interest rates without providing a clear signal on the timing of liftoff.
What’s Good for the Birds is Also Good for the Beef
7/29/2015 1:46:00 PM
A Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station study of beef from cattle that forage on warm-season, native grasses indicates a positive reception by consumers. These grasses are beneficial to wildlife, especially ground-nesting birds.
Charges Dropped Against Chinese Woman in Seed Corn Theft Case
7/29/2015 1:41:00 PM
A judge has dismissed charges against the wife of a Chinese billionaire who was accused of conspiring to steal trade secrets from U.S. seed companies.
Rail Fail: How Farmers Got Shorted $570 Million
7/29/2015 1:10:00 PM
Farmers continue to be at the mercy of rail service providers in certain regions, particularly in the Upper Midwest.
TSCRA Special Rangers Searching for Suspected Thief
7/29/2015 12:54:00 PM
A $500 reward has been offered through the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Operation Cow Thief for information leading to the arrest of Sharon Lynn Nehring, also known as Sharon Jacoby of Freestone County, Texas.
Farmland Partners Diversifies with Specialty Cropland, Discusses Rents
7/29/2015 12:30:00 PM
“We view specialty (crops) as a dampener to volatility on the rest of the portfolio, not as an independent huge value creator," CEO Paul Pittman said. “On a risk-adjusted basis, we actually like the row crops.
Fed Decision Day Guide: What to Watch on Wednesday
7/29/2015 12:00:00 PM
Here’s what to look for when the Federal Open Market Committee releases its policy statement at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Washington following a two-day meeting.
Producers Continue To Support The Checkoff
7/29/2015 10:33:00 AM
National, random independent survey finds smallest opposition ever.
Ice Cream Makers Skim off Available Cream
7/29/2015 10:31:00 AM
Cream supplies tighten throughout the U.S. pushing prices substantially higher
Good Time to Scout Fields for Toxic Ergot
7/29/2015 9:59:00 AM
Ergot (Claviceps purpurea) is an airborne fungus that affects grass seed heads.
TPP Negotiations Incredibly Complex
7/29/2015 8:52:00 AM
The agreement involves 12 Pacific Rim nations and an untold number domestic constituents, all demanding either new market access or protection from other countries.
Iowa Family Honored for Stewardship Efforts
7/29/2015 8:17:00 AM
Glenn and Bev Rowe, owners of Rowe Ranch in Lorimor, Iowa, were selected as one of seven regional honorees of the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP).