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Sonny Perdue Trump's pick for ag secretary

President-elect Donald J. Trump announced Sonny Perdue III, the former governor of Georgia, as his nomination for U.S. secretary of agricultur…

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Farm advocates hopeful as new administration, Congress take over

Farm advocates hopeful as new administration, Congress take over

John Shimkus hopes the new Congress will be able to make some headway on tearing down what he considers unnecessary barriers to agriculture.

January 19, 2017 8:37 am Photos

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High yields part of solid 2016 crops

High yields part of solid 2016 crops

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — While many Illinois farmers set personal-best records for corn and soybean yields in 2016, Robert Lakey and his son, Jason…

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Tech advances spur ag innovations

Media calls with Monsanto, the Climate Corporation and DuPont Pioneer in recent weeks have all touched on a similar theme — how computers and …

January 19, 2017 8:00 am(0)

No-till pioneers still looking for new ideas

No-till pioneers still looking for new ideas

John Young

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Farmers learn social media savvy at conference

Farmers learn social media savvy at conference

SPRINGFIELD, lll. — Sometimes feedback form social media can be helpful; other times it can be hurtful.

January 19, 2017 5:30 am(0)

Farmers gauge value of soybean seed treatments

Farmers gauge value of soybean seed treatments

Reviewing the role seed treatments play in modern growing systems may offer a helpful perspective as farmers evaluate crop inputs for 2017.

January 19, 2017 5:05 am(0)

Ag producers’ economic sentiment soars

Ag producers’ economic sentiment soars

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Producer sentiment about the agricultural economy soared on the heels of November’s presidential election, according to…

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Companies see inoculants as shields, yield boosters

Like chemical seed treatments, soybean inoculants and other biological treatments are used to improve plant health and add an additional layer…

January 19, 2017 5:05 am(0)

Latest WASDE numbers boost livestock outlook

The outlook looks somewhat brighter for the cattle market after last week’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) were release…

January 18, 2017 10:20 am(0)

Soybeans bounce as USDA lowers estimates

Soybean futures jumped Jan. 12 after seeing a reduction in estimated U.S. production and ending stocks in the USDA’s January supply and demand…

January 18, 2017 10:16 am(0)

Eyes on dollar, trade agreements for 2017

Eyes on dollar, trade agreements for 2017

Editor’s note: The following was written by Philip Abbott, Purdue University ag economist, for the 2017 Purdue Agricultural Economics Report.

January 16, 2017 7:00 am(0)

Nutrition key to cattle breeding on Missouri farm

Nutrition key to cattle breeding on Missouri farm

Managing reproductive success in beef cattle isn’t always easy. Managing estrus cycles can help.

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Reset needed for Illinois leases: Ag economist

Reset needed for Illinois leases: Ag economist

Editor’s note: The following was written by Dale Lattz, University of Illinois ag economist, for the University of Illinois Farmdoc Daily webs…

January 14, 2017 10:00 am(0)

Vilsack exit: Much done, more to do

In the last 30 years, agriculture has undergone a change marked by innovation, diversification and new market opportunities that together are …

January 14, 2017 8:00 am(0)

Earmarks banned; influence continues

In the 112th Congress, which convened in January 2011, the House and Senate began observing an earmark ban. Earmarks — formally known as congr…

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