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Grain Market: Football, Commodity Futures and Options – Risky Business?

Grain Market: Football, Commodity Futures and Options – Risky Business?

👤By Elaine Kub DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Feb 1, 2018

Here’s a list of just a few of the things you can bet on this week ahead of the National Football League’s 52nd Super Bowl: — Which team will win — the New England Patriots (favored by 4 1/2 points) or

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Farmers and Health Insurance: Affordable Coverage is Out of Reach

Farmers and Health Insurance: Affordable Coverage is Out of Reach

👤From the University of Vermont 🕔Jul 19, 2017

According to a new U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded study, lack of access to affordable health insurance is one of the most significant concerns facing American farmers, an overlooked risk factor that affects their ability to run a successful enterprise. “The

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Farm Family in Japan: More Similarities Than You Might Expect – DTN

Farm Family in Japan: More Similarities Than You Might Expect – DTN

👤By Urban C. Lehner, DTN Editor Emeritus 🕔Jul 13, 2017

When he’s not farming, he repairs roads. She has a part-time job in town. The adult son who lives with them is a wallpaper hanger. They help their daughter care for the grandchildren, they know everyone for miles around, they

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National Agriculture Week Seeks to Educate Consumers

National Agriculture Week Seeks to Educate Consumers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Ask many Americans where their food comes from, and they’ll answer the supermarket, while clothing comes from the mall. Dispelling such notions is why today kicks off National Agriculture Week. Tomorrow is National Agriculture Day, featuring most of the themes and

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Who’s Farming Now? 22% of Operations Defined as Beginners

Who’s Farming Now? 22% of Operations Defined as Beginners

👤By Mary Clare Ahearn, Choices, AAEA 🕔Oct 14, 2016

The latest Census of Agriculture reported that 22% of farms met the definition of a beginning farm–that is, those farms with a principal operator who has operated the same farm for less than 10 years. The share of farms that

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Clear Water Act: Future Legal Battleground for Farmers? Yes, Says Attorney – DTN

Clear Water Act: Future Legal Battleground for Farmers? Yes, Says Attorney – DTN

👤By Todd Neeley DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jul 21, 2016

As the waters of the United States rule remains tied up in federal court, a Houston-based attorney who handles Clean Water Act cases said Wednesday farmers should remain vigilant about whether work they do on the land is exempt from

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Survey: Southern Growers See Silver Linings Ahead

Survey: Southern Growers See Silver Linings Ahead

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jul 15, 2016

Southern growers say they face challenges this year as they try to improve yields and maintain profitability. To learn which issues are most important to these growers, Dow AgroSciences worked with GfK to conduct a Pulse Survey of Southern growers.

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Farmers Selling Fresh Produce Do Better When Located Near City Centers

Farmers Selling Fresh Produce Do Better When Located Near City Centers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jun 30, 2016

Two researchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture find that farmers located closer to city centers seem to have a locational advantage in transportation over their long distance, conventional food supply chain competitors. In an article published June

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Flint on Crops: The Importance of Accepting Ag Science

Flint on Crops: The Importance of Accepting Ag Science

👤By Ernie Flint, Mississippi State University 🕔Feb 29, 2016

I just realized that this may be the first time I have dated one of these articles on the extra day that is added to the calendar every four years, but it must have some significance so I am going

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Farmers, Agribusiness Starting 2016 With Bleak Outlook – DTN/TPF

Farmers, Agribusiness Starting 2016 With Bleak Outlook – DTN/TPF

👤From a Press Release 🕔Jan 4, 2016

Concerns over their current financial situation and expectations for the future have pushed crop and livestock producers’ confidence to an all-time low in the history of DTN/The Progressive Farmer Agriculture Confidence Index (ACI). According to the latest survey, producers’ overall

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