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A United Bid for the World Cup and Economic Opportunity

Maybe we can get along after all. That was my first thought after hearing the welcome news that the United States, Canada, and Mexico will co-host the World Cup in 2026. More Info...

Too Much Rain Makes Grain?

Last week corn conditions improved slightly to 78% good to excellent. So far this is a very good looking corn crop indeed. However, with huge rain totals in the last few days over a large portion of the Corn Belt how will this affect the crop? Is too much of a good thing a bad thing? More Info...

Additional cattle are continuing to come to feedyards, but fortunately

Additional cattle are continuing to come to feedyards, but fortunately there’s been several market factors at play to help offset beef supplies, at least for now, said Craig VanDyke, Top Third Ag Marketing. More Info...

The House cleared its version of the farm bill Thursday on its second

The House cleared its version of the farm bill Thursday on its second try with a vote of 213-211. Members of the House approved the bill which includes work requirements for some food stamp recipients under SNAP. More Info...

The House of Representatives rejected an immigration bill known as “th

The House of Representatives rejected an immigration bill known as “the Ag Act” (H.R. 4760) on a 193-231 vote Thursday. The conservative bill, sponsored by Congressman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia. More Info...

The House of Representatives has passed its version of the farm bill a

The House of Representatives has passed its version of the farm bill and it contains several changes that will benefit dairy farmers. More Info...

A ground beef recall has been issued for a natural beef product origin

A ground beef recall has been issued for a natural beef product originating from Texas. More Info...

Across the board, the agriculture industry is thrilled with the passag

Across the board, the agriculture industry is thrilled with the passage of the House farm bill. More Info...

Pork producers and cattlemen were happy with the version of the Farm B

Pork producers and cattlemen were happy with the version of the Farm Bill that was approved by members of the House on Thursday, and urge quick action by the Senate. More Info...

A bill proposed by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) has praise from acr

A bill proposed by Senator Tammy Baldwin (D-Wisc.) has praise from across the dairy industry as a way to help revolutionize milk processing and address milk oversupplies. More Info...

President Trump proposed a reorganization of the federal government, a

President Trump proposed a reorganization of the federal government, aiming to combine the Education and Labor Departments and shift control of U.S. food aid programs away from the Agriculture Department. More Info...

Ahead of the Thursday House farm bill vote host Chip Flory brings in H

Ahead of the Thursday House farm bill vote host Chip Flory brings in House Ag Chairman Rep. Mike Conaway (R- Texas). Also joining the show is USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey, and Dennis Slater, president of AEM. More Info...

Not only could tariffs cause layoffs and financial uncertainty for equ

Not only could tariffs cause layoffs and financial uncertainty for equipment manufacturers, but they will increase the price farmers pay for machinery and potentially even halt the manufacturing of some machines. More Info...

Oil industry criticism prompted Trump administration officials to rest

Oil industry criticism prompted Trump administration officials to restart talks over a proposal that would force large refineries to use more biofuel to make up for exemptions granted to small facilities More Info...

The June Rural Mainstreet Index is released.

The June Rural Mainstreet Index is released. More Info...

BREAKING NEWS: The House passed the farm bill Thursday after taking a

BREAKING NEWS: The House passed the farm bill Thursday after taking a second vote on the measure. It passed on a 213-211 party-line vote More Info...

Chip Flory: Corn Has That "Lift"

There is fundamental support for a long-term, slow grind to the upside for corn. The May Supply & Demand Report from USDA featured a year-to-year 500-million-bushel cut to projected U.S. carryover. USDA also projected global corn consumption in 2018/19 will outpace global production by about 36 [...] More Info...

Steve Cubbage: Tech Troubles? Who Are You Going to Call?

Even though I wasn’t there in person it was an amazing sight to “watch.” Thanks to real-time telematics I was able to remotely observe a planter break the seeding speed limit—the pinnacle of precision agriculture technology in action. More Info...

The Weekly "2 Minute Drill" (grain/livestock)

Here's a few things we are keeping an eye on as we wrap up the week. More Info...

2018 was the warmest May on record. The last time that happened? 2012.

2018 was the warmest May on record. The last time that happened? 2012. More Info...

The 81-acre farm near Berrien Springs, MI, that served as Muhammad Ali

The 81-acre farm near Berrien Springs, MI, that served as Muhammad Ali’s retreat and training site is for sale. The farm, complete with a boxing ring, is offered by his widow for $2,895,037. More Info...

Commerce Sec. Ross is defending the tariffs as necessary to revive Ame

Commerce Sec. Ross is defending the tariffs as necessary to revive America’s steel and aluminum industries but even some members of the president’s party are criticizing the move. More Info...

Trade tension intensified this week as the U.S. attempted to pressure

Trade tension intensified this week as the U.S. attempted to pressure China into ceasing what President Donald Trump describes as unfair trade practices, including the theft of intellectual property and technology. More Info...

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) is still coun

House Agriculture Committee Chairman Mike Conaway (R-TX) is still counting votes, hours before the House is set to reconsider the farm bill. More Info...

Talk about extremes: Twin news stories are touting, respectively, savi

Talk about extremes: Twin news stories are touting, respectively, saving farm animals by going veggie, and breeding, raising and butchering them in your very own home slaughter operation. More Info...

AG TIME by John Walsh

It is my long term outlook that meal has the most downside on a relative basis. I am hoping there is a resolution in the Chinese duel. This would give the market a relief rally that in my opinion should be another selling opportunity. The Corn traded both sides. It is my thought that a low has been [...] More Info...

In times of low prices, some farmers and ranchers are looking for new

In times of low prices, some farmers and ranchers are looking for new ways to diversify their crop portfolios. More Info...

Daily Grain Market Update (6.21.18)

The beginning of a bottoming process More Info...

Former Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Senior VP will focus on growin

Former Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy Senior VP will focus on growing consumer dialogue More Info...

Planted Acreage Data Next Week Could Provide Surprises

Planted Acreage Data Next Week Could Provide Surprises More Info...

Government officials raided an Ohio meat processor in Ohio, arresting

Government officials raided an Ohio meat processor in Ohio, arresting 146 suspected illegal immigrants, the largest workplace raid in recent months. More Info...

Ag is taking action to combat declining pollinator populations. This w

Ag is taking action to combat declining pollinator populations. This week, industry, researchers and government join together to celebrate National Pollinator Week. More Info...

Tariffs: What they are and how they would work?

Tariffs: What they are and how they would work? More Info...

AgriTalk After The Bell Host breaks down the markets with Jerry Gidel

AgriTalk After The Bell Host breaks down the markets with Jerry Gidel of U.S. Commodities. USDA Meteorologist Brad Rippey also stops by and Newsman Davis Michaelsen covers the day’s action. More Info...

It's a Farmer Forum! AgriTalk Host Chip Flory changes things up this w

It's a Farmer Forum! AgriTalk Host Chip Flory changes things up this week talking direct to consumer operations. He brings in producers from Iowa, Indiana, and Virginia to discuss their business.  More Info...

Squabbles over language are erupting across the food business as estab

Squabbles over language are erupting across the food business as established definitions for meat, mayonnaise and milk are also challenged by the likes of lab-grown 'meat', vegan spreads and almond drinks. More Info...


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