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WESTCO has good year, but could see challenges

ALLIANCE - The 76th Annual Stockholders’ Meeting of Western Cooperative (WESTCO) was held Monday, Dec. 4, at the Alliance High School Performing Arts Center, with more than 200 people in attendance. Along with celebrating 75 years, WESTCO had it... Read More

Grain Elevator Profit Margins Could Increase in 2018

A new report from CoBank says 2018 could bring an increase in profit margins for grain elevators. The report cites a weak harvest basis, along with low transportation rates, and other issues for the prospect of improved profit margins. A CoBank re... Read More

CFIUS Gives Nod to Monsanto Purchase

DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Bayer has edged another step closer to its acquisition of Monsanto. Today, Dec. 1, the companies announced the Committee of Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) has completed a review of the union and found no concer... Read More

Morning markets: Will new month bring new money to grain markets?

If the saying of months ending on a weak note in Chicago did not quite go to plan, will the idea of new month, new money falter too? Not that the last session was a strong one, with wheat and, especially, soybean futures ending weaker, little ... Read More

Kansas wheat farmers share their stories with consumers

MANHATTAN, Kan. — In an effort to increase consumer trust in the wheat industry, wheat farmers have created a consumer-minded marketing campaign to increase awareness of farming and production practices and practical benefits of wheat. This camp... Read More

Nebraska Corn encouraged by EPA’s final 2018 renewable volume obligation

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska Corn is pleased to see the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has decided not to lower the 2018 Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Under the EPA’s final decision, refi... Read More

U.S. wheat farmers share their stories with consumers on

In an effort to increase consumer trust in the wheat industry, wheat farmers have created a consumer-minded marketing campaign to increase awareness of farming and production practices and practical benefits of wheat.   This campaign will allo... Read More

General Mills Deepens Investment in Soil Health with $735,000 Contribution to National Wheat Foundation

Washington, D.C. (November 30, 2017) – General Mills continues to invest in soil health practices on U.S. agricultural farmland with its latest contribution of $735,000 to the National Wheat Foundation who together with the Soil Health Partnershi... Read More

Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. Announces $110 Million Series D Funding

SAN CARLOS, Calif. –– November 30, 2017 –– Farmers Business Network℠, the independent farmer-to-farmer network, announced a $110 million Series D funding round, led by funds and accounts advised by T. Rowe Price Associates, Inc. and Tema... Read More

Back to School on Dicamba

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (DTN) -- Jared Roskamp delivered a terse message to applicators interested in spraying dicamba herbicides in 2018: "Do not use dicamba if you are unwilling or unable to follow requirements." Roskamp was talking to the 131 attendees... Read More

Nebraska Corn Board to talk ag trade during Twitter town hall meeting

LINCOLN, Neb. – Trade matters to Nebraska’s ag economy. While farmers may recognize the importance of ag trade, there may be some confusion or uncertainty as current trade agreements are renegotiated. To address questions and concerns, th... Read More


Only two days remain to apply for five $1,000 scholarships offered by the National Corn Growers Association and BASF Corporation to undergraduate and graduate students pursuing a degree in an agriculture-related field during the 2018-19 school year. ... Read More

EU Grants Glyphosate License Renewal

After two years of dispute, the European Union has extended the license for glyphosate for five years. Representatives from a majority of the EU's 28 nations approved the five-year license renewal of glyphosate, the most widely used herbicide in the ... Read More

Understanding when temperature inversions occur

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Kansas State University is offering a new tool to help farmers assess when temperature inversions occur in their region. The information can be useful in assessing the risk for herbicide drift when applying products such as dicamb... Read More