The House and Senate Agriculture Committees have often faced a requirement to reduce mandatory spending under their jurisdiction as part of these reconciliation procedures, some of which have coincided with consideration of new farm bills.
The U.S., Canada and Mexico are set to start the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement in August. The first round of discussions will be Aug. 16-20 in Washington, D.C., according to a news release by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
There are plenty of tools at a grower’s disposal, and Farm Journal’s wheat agronomist uses his handheld GreenSeeker on the farm.
Google “Glass” wearable headsets, now known only as Glass, have revolutionized tractor assembly in AGCO Corporation’s tractor plant in Jackson, Minn. Using the headsets, factory workers are able to quickly check and verify assembly procedures and protocols by simply tapping and swiping the headsets.
This tractor sold in Iowa.
Drought and stagnant farm prices aren’t helping the rural economy, or the latest Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) from Creighton University. The July survey of rural bankers saw its largest one-month decline since the Great Recession of 2008.
Grain markets are concentrating on the weather. On each model run the trade waits for the interpretation, then reacts.
Oil slid for a second day as a report that OPEC’s supply in July will be the highest this year fueled further worries that a global glut is persisting.
AGCO Corporation unveiled its latest entry into the track tractor category this week, the Challenger MT700 Series featuring 3 models ranging in power from 380 to 431 hp.
According to a report earlier this year from USDA, organic retail sales have enjoyed double-digit growth almost every year since 2000, when the agency set national organic standards. That volume has grown to $43.3 billion in 2015, according to the Organic Trade Association.
Bayer AG’s plan to ward off an in-depth European Union investigation into its $66 billion combination with Monsanto Co. faces a test at a meeting early next week that could jeopardize their goal of closing the deal this year.
Economics concerns behavior. In essence, how cattlemen react to markets and forage supplies leads to herd expansion or liquidation and that is the cattle cycle.
Creekstone Farms, the Arkansas City, Kan.-based packing company with $550 million in sales last year, has been sold to Japanese trading house Marubeni. Creekstone, the 12th largest U.S. packing firm, was owned by private-equity firm Sun Capital Partners. A Japanese news source reported the deal to be worth $170 million.
Milk production during the April-June quarter totaled 55.3 billion lb., that’s a jump of 1.8 percent compared to the same time last year.
A person who reported eating at a Chipotle in northern Virginia has tested positive for norovirus.
Two countries reach agreement on final protocol, USDA says.
Kansas beef packing plant Creekstone Farms has sold to a Japanese company for $170 million.
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is investigating about two dozen complaints from farmers about a weed killer used on genetically modified soybean fields that can tolerate the herbicide.
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Each season brings a blend of good, bad and ugly fields. And Farm Journal agronomist Ken Ferrie says it doesn’t take a very long trip to prove that point this year.
Despite recent price action, corn markets have relatively stayed sideways in 2017. Mark Gold, managing partner with Top Third Ag Marketing, said there isn’t a chance the U.S. will repeat the same yields in 2017 that farmers experienced in 2016.
Input prices have dropped in recent years with small changes in seed.