Wheat: Variable Weather Poses Challenges, Opportunities for U.S. Farmers Nov 27, 2019

🕔Nov 27, 2019It is no secret U.S. hard red winter (HRW) wheat farmers have struggled through a difficult planting season. Many industry sources believe total U.S. winter wheat planted area will fall […]

North Dakota: 47 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas to Excessive Rains, Snow Nov 15, 2019

🕔Nov 15, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 47 North Dakota counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to recent weather events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Spring Wheat: Unfavorable Weather Delays U.S. Harvest Aug 22, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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 Jan 17, 2019

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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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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 […]

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