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Program aims to build database of financial stats for small farmers

Program aims to build database  of financial stats for small farmers

If you grow corn and soybeans in the Midwest, it is easy to find average cost-of-production numbers or break-even prices. Those numbers aren’t…

July 22, 2017 4:00 pm(0)

NASDA to EPA: Consider pyrethroids carefully

Farmers across the U.S. rely on pyrethroid products for the protection of over 120 different crops that benefit all Americans. It is estimated…

July 22, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Increase transparency in data contracts

American Farm Bureau Federation conducted a poll of over 400 farmers in 2016 to understand their issues concerning ag data privacy, security a…

July 22, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Producer makes conservation, education his top priorities

Producer makes conservation, education his top priorities

NEW MARKET, Iowa — Seth Watkins and his four-wheeler bounce across one of his Taylor County pastures. It’s a cloudy day in southwest Iowa, but…

July 22, 2017 5:00 am Photos

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Ag sector stress observed across regions

Ag sector stress observed across regions

Editor’s note: The following was compiled by Keith Good, social media manager for the Farmdoc Project at the University of Illinois.

July 21, 2017 2:59 pm Photos

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Gear equipment purchases to your operation

Gear equipment purchases to your operation

Buy local. Eat local. Know where your food comes from.

July 21, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Illinois farmers battle dry July

Illinois farmers battle dry July

By mid-July, crops in Illinois were either doing just fine or headed for trouble, depending on where you park your tractor.

July 21, 2017 6:00 am(0)

Market forces push some farms to diversify crop offerings

Market forces push some farms to diversify crop offerings

More often like a glacier than a tidal wave, the public’s food preferences are, nevertheless, always changing.

July 20, 2017 5:00 pm Related (0)

Consumer study reminds farmers of need to communicate

Consumer study reminds farmers of need to communicate

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — “What do consumers want?” and “What do we do about it?” are two questions livestock producers frequently ask.

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Purging land could be profitable strategy

Purging land could be profitable strategy

O’FALLON, Ill. — Farmers who put all their energies into marketing may be short-changing themselves.

July 19, 2017 7:45 pm(0)

Demand should hold steady after BSE discovery: Economist

A recent case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Alabama is not expected to have a major impact on domestic or foreign beef demand.

July 19, 2017 11:52 am(0)

Feeder cattle market offers opportunity: Economist

Feeder cattle market offers opportunity: Economist

Despite a recent dip in prices, feeder cattle prices should be coming into a period of seasonal strength.

July 19, 2017 8:23 am(0)

While weather moves futures, supplies weigh on basis

While weather moves futures, supplies weigh on basis

Corn and soybean futures dropped after the USDA issued its July supply-demand report and have bounced around on weather forecasts. Meanwhile, …

July 19, 2017 8:18 am(0)

Rides, rallies bring tractor fans together

Rides, rallies bring tractor fans together

DES MOINES — Like old barns, tractors always seem to attract farmers and former farm kids. Perhaps they remind people of their youths. Perhaps…

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