U.S. Government Shutdown – Congress, President Need to Feel this Pain – Commentary

🕔Jan 23, 2019As we write this column, the US is going into the 23rd day of the partial shutdown of the federal government. When we discussed the shutdown in the previous column, […]

Soybeans: Nebraska Companies Sign Agreement with Indonesia – DTN

🕔Jan 22, 2019Nebraska companies signed a memorandum of understanding with Indonesia’s trade minister on Friday to sell more Nebraska-sourced soybeans to the country.  Nebraska leaders held a series of events with a […]

EU Ag Reluctant on Trade Deal Worth $672Bln to U.S. – DTN

🕔Jan 22, 2019Representatives for European agriculture insist Europe will be open to more agricultural products from the U.S. even as the European Union has omitted agriculture from its priority items in negotiating […]

USDA – 9,700 FSA Employees Recalled to Work on Specific Items – Still No Paycheck

🕔Jan 22, 2019USDA has temporarily recalled all of the more than 9,700 Farm Service Agency (FSA) employees to keep offices open from 8 am to 4:30 pm weekdays beginning January 24.  President […]

Ag Lenders to Politicians: Farmers Need Govt. Up and Running ASAP – DTN

🕔Jan 18, 2019CEOs of the three Farm Credit banks and the Farm Credit Council on Wednesday called on Congress and the Trump administration to reopen the government so that farmers can get […]

Corteva Launches Enlist E3 Soybeans and Qrome Corn Products

🕔Jan 17, 2019Enlist E3 soybeans will be commercially launched in Brazil, Canada and the United States, beginning in 2019 according to an announcement today from Corteva Agriscience, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont. Qrome […]

Corn Market: Closeup View of the Crop’s Diversified Customer Base – DTN

🕔Jan 17, 2019The corn market had been moseying in an upward direction through fall and winter, and then, upon approaching the higher end of its long-term sideways range, it started moseying back […]

Industrial Hemp was Popular Subject at American Farm Bureau Meeting – DTN

🕔Jan 17, 2019Hemp was a big deal at the American Farm Bureau Federation annual meeting. U.S. Rep. James Comer, R-Ky., who began advocating for industrial hemp while he was Kentucky’s agriculture secretary, […]

USDA: FSA Staff Opens the Doors, Limited Agenda Over 3 Days – DTN

🕔Jan 17, 2019USDA will reopen about half of the country’s Farm Service Agency offices for 3 days starting today (Thursday) to help farmers with existing farm loans and provide tax documents to […]

New Farm Bill Gives 11 States with Heirs Property Act a Boost – DTN

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🕔Jan 17, 2019Dying without a will or without properly structured farmland ownership can make life messy for heirs.  In many of those situations, the next generation owns the land as tenants-in-common, and […]

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