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Roberts, Conaway, Engaged in Finger-pointing

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel calls passing a farm bill a top priority for the lame duck session, but the conference committee must first come to an agreement. Senate Ag Chairman Pat Roberts was hopeful for an agreement Thursday, but said Hou... Read More

Living Soil Film Documents Soil Health Movement

The Soil Health Institute (SHI) today released a 60-minute documentary that captures the history – and significance – of the soil health movement. “Never have I seen, among farmers, such a broad quest for (soil health) knowledge as I’m see... Read More

USDA Invests to Improve Rural Health Care for Nearly 2 Million Rural Americans

Assistant to the Secretary for Rural Development Anne Hazlett today announced that USDA is investing $501 million in 60 projects to help improve health care infrastructure (PDF, 170 KB) and services in rural communities nationwide. “Creating str... Read More

Banding Challenge

QUESTION: Last fall, we banded a bull and later found we missed one testicle. We rebanded him, and he became lame on one leg. He fell over and just laid there. We cut the band after about 5 minutes, but he died an hour later. What do you think happe... Read More

CHS Foundation Announces $1.5 Million Gift to Support SDSU Precision Agriculture Program

The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., announced today a $1.5 million grant to support the South Dakota State University (SDSU) precision agriculture program and construction of the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center on cam... Read More

Turkey Prices at Ten Year Low

Ahead of Thanksgiving, turkey prices have hit a ten-year low. A report by Purdue University estimates turkey prices this year for Thanksgiving will average $1.45 per pound. Jayson Lusk, a professor and department head of Purdue's Department of Agr... Read More

Senate Ag Committee Announces Consideration of USDA Nominations

The Senate Agriculture Committee will consider three Department of Agriculture nominations later this month. The Committee will consider the nominations of Mindy Brashears, Naomi Earp, and Scott Hutchins. The hearing was announced by Chairman Pat ... Read More

60 Groups Urge Congress to Protect USDA Agencies from Reorganization

60 farm and food groups, along with others, are urging Congress to block a proposed move of Department of Agriculture agencies out of the Washington, D.C. area. The group penned a letter to leaders of the House and Senate agricultural appropriations ... Read More

Incoming House Majority Demanding USMCA Changes

With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, key party leaders in the chamber are demanding changes to the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement. The USMCA, an updated version of the North American Free Trade Agreement, is expected to ... Read More

Field to Market, Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN announce new capability for farmers to quantify stewardship

DENVER/PRNewswire/ -- Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture and Land O'Lakes SUSTAIN announced the forthcoming availability of Field to Market's sustainability metrics within the new Truterra™ Insights Engine from Land O'Lakes ... Read More

K-State researchers evaluate effects of dicamba on non-resistant soybeans

Kansas State University researchers are evaluating the impact of non-target injury from dicamba herbicide on non-resistant soybeans: The hope is to help producers lessen or avoid the unintended damage that was seen in some of the state’s fields the... Read More

Landlord-Tenant Farmland Rent Meeting

Those interested in learning about current trends in cash rental rates, lease provisions, and crop and grazing land considerations should make plans to attend this upcoming land management meeting. The workshop is based on the topic, “Managing Agri... Read More

Sivits column: Soybean Cyst Nematode Sampling

 Most all of the soybean acres in Nebraska have been harvested and while some folks are still working on corn, others are done and are focusing on fieldwork. One thing soybean producers might want to consider at this point is sampling for soybean cy... Read More

Anhydrous Leads Fertilizer Prices Higher

Retail fertilizer prices tracked by DTN for the first week of November show the continued trend of higher prices. Anhydrous prices increased 6%, or $29/ton, from last month, with retail prices averaging $517/ton. Prices are 27% higher than las... Read More