Spring Wheat: Unfavorable Weather Delays U.S. Harvest

🕔Aug 22, 2019Though early April is the ideal planting window for U. S. hard red spring (HRS) wheat, saturated fields and cold soil temperatures kept many farmers out of their fields until […]

Trade War: Counting the Casualties – Minneapolis Fed

🕔Aug 9, 2019Soybeans, car parts, pork, adhesive films and tapes, combine harvesters, paper towels. These were some of the biggest losers in Ninth District states as exports took a hit earlier this […]

Beef Checkoffs Unconstitutional Says Cattle Group – DTN

🕔May 24, 2019A cattle interest group has asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional 15 state beef checkoff programs, in a motion filed this week. Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of […]

Spring Wheat: Revenue Potential, Weather to Cut U.S. Acres

🕔Apr 4, 2019According to the March 29 USDA Prospective Plantings report, U.S. total spring-planted wheat area will fall to an estimated 14.2 million acres (5.75 million hectares), 7% below 2018/19, if realized. […]

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, […]

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 […]

Opioid Use: Rural America Is Key Battlefront – DTN

🕔Dec 18, 2018Pandora’s box was an artifact from Greek mythology. In Greek poet Hesiod’s “Works and Days,” Pandora’s box was a large jar given to Pandora that contained all of the world’s […]

Waters of the U.S. Rule: 28 States Not Under EPA’s WOTUS Jurisdiction – DTN

🕔Sep 19, 2018Add Iowa to the list of now 28 states not under the jurisdiction of the 2015 waters of the United States rule thanks to a ruling by the U.S. District […]

Farmland Values Decline in Illinois, Iowa; Up in Northern Midwest

🕔Sep 17, 2018Today’s update looks at a variety of information sources that highlight recent developments relating to farmland values, with particular focus on Illinois, Iowa and the States in the Minneapolis Federal Reserve […]

Midwest Spring Wheat: Decent Harvest – What About Ergot? – DTN

🕔Sep 12, 2018The drought-stricken spring wheat harvest of 2017 is now a distant memory, as farmers overall reported a decent harvest in 2018. But some did face roadblocks along the way.   Farmers […]

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