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(Video) Thanksgiving Dinner Cost Down for Third Straight Year

The American Farm Bureau Federation’s 33rd annual survey of classic items found on the Thanksgiving Day dinner table indicates the average cost of this year’s feast for 10 is $48.90, or less than $5.00 per person. This is a 22-cent decrease from ... Read More

Fueling with ethanol yields $6,100 for local cancer center

LINCOLN, Nebraska – Throughout October, drivers raised more than $6,100 for cancer research by choosing American Ethanol blends at select Nebraska retail stations participating in Fuel the Cure. Fuel the Cure is a Nebraska awareness promotion de... Read More

Lower Income Continues to Pressure Farm Finances

Farm income and credit conditions continued to deteriorate in the third quarter of 2018, according to a Federal Reserve Bank survey. The Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions shows more than half of bankers reported lower farm in... Read More

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

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR THURSDAY NOVEMBER 15, 2018

11-15-18 Central Valley Ag Elgin Corn – 329 Beans – 765 Humphrey Corn – 329 Beans – 778 Monroe Corn – 331 Beans – 778 Oakland E. Hub Corn – 325 Beans – 785 Royal Hub Corn – 331 Beans – 770 Wakefield Corn – 323 Beans –... 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