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NEW YORK, N.Y. - Is paying more for organic milk, meat or a can of beans worth it? The "USDA Organic" label generally signifies a product is made with relatively minimal synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, and that animals are raised according t... Read More

Arizona Farm Bureau President Urges Congress to Save Ranches, Federal Lands

WASHINGTON, – Arizona Farm Bureau Federation President Stefanie Smallhouse today urged Congress to streamline environmental regulation to preserve ranching as well as the land itself. The fifth-generation rancher told members of the Subcommitte... Read More

Five Steps to a Successful Plant Disease Sample

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- Have you ever thought about how hot the back of a mail delivery truck gets? Or the dashboard of your pickup truck after a day in the sun? Suzanne Bissonnette knows. The director of the University of Illinois Plant Clinic... Read More

USDA Reports Flash- Corn and Soybean Production Bumped, Soybean Exports Dropped

WASHINGTON (DTN) -- A big crop got a little bigger, as USDA increased U.S. corn production for the new-crop (2018-19) season to 14.2 billion bushels and increased new-crop soybean production to 4.3 billion bushels. The agency also incorporated the n... Read More

(Video) Nebraska Corn Board seeks director for District 8

The Nebraska Corn Board is seeking applicants for its District 8 region, which includes Sioux, Dawes, Box Butte, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, Kimball, Morrill, Cheyenne, Garden, Deuel, Cherry, Keya Paha, Brown, Rock, Grant, Hooker, Thomas, Blaine,... Read More

Program has teens as teachers for elementary students

Many high-school students, when classes dismiss for the summer, don’t think about school until August. Three local youth, including a 2018 Scottsbluff High School graduate and two Bayard High School students, are returning to the classroom during b... Read More

COFCO says China can replace U.S. soy imports with alternatives

BEIJING (Reuters) - China can increase soybean imports from other countries to reduce reliance on buying from the United States, the president of state grains trader COFCO said in an interview with the Communist Party’s official People’s Daily pa... Read More

USDA Reports Preview

While corn is starting to pollinate and soybeans are blooming, Thursday's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report is apt to show higher USDA estimates for new-crop ending U.S. stocks of corn and soybeans, but a modest reduction ... Read More

Commodities Fell on Rising Production and Global Trade Tensions

NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ -- Commodities fell in June as the production of agricultural commodities increased, while rising trade tensions among major economies threatened demand. The Bloomberg Commodity Index Total Return performance was lower for th... Read More

Sustainability project honored with Irrigation Association Vanguard Award

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA  — The Irrigation Association is honored to announce that the Conserva Irrigation – Target Corporation sustainability project has been awarded a prestigious 2018 Vanguard Award. Beginning in 2016, the Target Corporation, hea... Read More

First Monsanto Cancer Trial Begins

A trial is underway this week in California as witnesses will begin to testify in the first case alleging that Monsanto’s Roundup weed killer causes cancer. Politico says Lee Johnson, a groundskeeper for a California school district, alleges tha... Read More

Williams Farm and Natural Ag Solutions open farm

WAVERLY, Kan. — One of the leading producers using cover crops in the United States, David Brandt, will be speaking in Waverly, Kansas on July 24th. Brandt has been successfully utilizing cover crops for three decades on his Carroll, Ohio farm. Bra... Read More

Harvest Moving Fast in Western Kansas

According to the July 9, 2018 USDA/NASS Kansas Crop Progress and Condition Report, winter wheat harvested was 92 percent, near 90 last year, and ahead of 85 for the five-year average. Winter wheat condition rated 16 percent very poor, 30 poor, 37 fai... Read More

State: Man Pleads Guilty to Theft of $3M in Grain Proceeds

NORWALK, Ohio (AP) — State officials say a man accused of stealing more than $3 million in proceeds from grain he sold on behalf of northern Ohio farmers has pleaded guilty to theft and other charges. The Ohio Department of Agriculture and the O... Read More