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From The Farm Journal Family

08:42AM Jan 24, 2015

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Building a Domestic Fertilizer Plant
Plans are in place to build a large-scale nitrogen fertilizer plant in North Dakota. Darin Anderson, president of the board for Northern Plains Nitrogen, provides an update on the project and how it could affect fertilizer prices. (Dec. 30 broadcast)

Uncertain Times for the Biodiesel Industry
In 2012 and 2013, biodiesel production topped 1 billion gallons and neared 2 billion gallons, respectively. But changes in the Renewable Fuel Standard stunted the industry in 2014. Joe Jobe, CEO, National Biodiesel Board, explains what could be ahead. (Jan. 7 broadcast)


Download AgWeb’s “App Finder” App

How can you track which apps are the most useful around the farm and in everyday life? Eliminate the hassle by using AgWeb’s App Finder. Formatted for desktop and mobile devices, it allows you to search by category, ratings and more. Each app is assigned to one of these five categories: markets/commodities, weather, business, livestock and crops. Or, you can search apps by their highest rating or editor recommendation. New app reviews are added on a regular basis, making the App Finder a one-stop shop for downloading the best apps in the industry. Check it out at 


Keep Tabs on the Pulse of Farm Country

Check out the Farm Journal Pulse, a national panel of farmers and ranchers. Through our Commodity Update division, the leading provider of agricultural information to mobile phones, Farm Journal sends out questions via text message on the first and third Wednesday of each month. The farmer responses are plotted on an interactive map, showing national and regional trends. Questions range from cropping intentions and machinery to input costs and personal opinions about farm policy. To sign up to participate, as well as check out recent questions and responses, visit


Top Tweets

@billschuermann: Strength of beef ... no one comes home saying “I got a raise, let’s go out and get some chicken!”—Matt Roberts, Ohio State.

@sowmomma: A great advantage I feel we have as #agvocates is that we are simply farmers telling our story, not farmers telling everyone else to #farm.

@BeefToday: Robust consumer beef demand this past year propelled retail prices to record levels #beef #cattle 


Crop Comments

What crops will farmers plant in 2015? Send your own plans and field reports to read the latest comments and see photos from farmers across the country at

I was able to sneak in some winter tillage yesterday. Hopefully, we can run today. Our projected low for Tuesday morning is 5°F.
—East-Central Iowa

The dust (rather, snow) has settled on this 2014 crop. We are still not seeing any movement of grain to the elevators, just some to ethanol plants. There are no piles of grain here in commercial storage.
—Swift County, Minn.