Web Spotlight

January 6, 2013 09:16 PM

Check out these interesting tools that await you

As you spend a few more hours inside during the winter months and make plans for the year ahead, be sure to check out the online tools, news and market information at AgWeb.com. You’ll find several new sections and features that will help you manage your bottom line and stay up-to-date on the latest happenings in farm country. Here are four features you’ll definitely want to explore on the web.

Agriculture on Air


AgWeb TV is home to hundreds of videos featuring the many facets of agriculture. Catch up on popular segments from "U.S. Farm Report," such as Tractor Tales and Baxter Black. You’ll see video updates from the field, "AgDay" weather forecasts, event coverage, livestock reports and more. You can also watch farmer videos from YouTube. www.agweb.com/TV


Browse, Buy Cattle Online

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Cattle buyers and sellers can easily connect through Cattle-Exchange.com. Released by Farm Journal Media’s Beef Today magazine, this unique site provides an avenue for farmers and ranchers to create free cattle listings or pay to post enhanced listings. Buyers can register to browse for free. When you visit, the site allows you to customize your search based on location, breed and type of cattle. You can even sign up to receive alerts when the type of cattle from the location you want are listed. www.Cattle-Exchange.com

A Blast of Market Information with "Power Hour"

Power Hour

Join us online every weekday at 2:30 p.m. CST for "Power Hour"—your afternoon agribusiness update. Let Top Producer take you through the heart of the business day with current market news. Whether the story originates in the corn field, the Chicago Board of Trade or Washington, D.C., "Power Hour" delves into the economy, market and land issues that impact your farm operation. During the hour, you’ll see:

  • "AgDay" agribusiness updates, breaking news and market analysis
  • Weather updates from "AgDay" and USDA
  • "U.S. Farm Report" Marketing Roundtables, USDA report news and farmland updates


Audio Stories on "Straight from the Heartland"

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Veteran farm broadcaster Pam Fretwell is the host of "Straight from the Heartland," a Web-based audio program that airs two times a week. Pam has always believed that good stories come from the heart, and she knows there are a lot of inspiring stories to tell from farm country. The audio program also highlights current news and the business side of production agriculture. Recent episodes have covered management tips, land trends, crop updates and USDA report analysis. www.agweb.com/straight_from_the_heartland

You can e-mail Sara Schafer at sschafer@farmjournal.com.

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