2017 Farm Inventions competition: Simple category
Farmers Weekly This year’s simple category in the Farm Inventions competition shows workshop ingenuity at its best. They’re often simple in nature, but also ...
Expert advice on controlling digital dermatitis
Farmers Weekly Digital dermatitis is a highly infectious and costly foot lesion affecting many UK herds, with cases often being overlooked, especially in dry...
Farmer Focus: Poor weather delays end of soya harvest
Farmers Weekly The fall harvest in Kansas is drawing to a close. In my area, crops were very good, especially soya beans. My yields have run in the 45-55 bus...
Calculations show bigger farms harder hit by Brexit
Farmers Weekly Big farming businesses may take a much bigger hit from a hard Brexit than smaller, owner-occupied farms, due to an increase in labour costs an...
Pedigree dairy heifers reach top of £2,220 at Gisburn
Farmers Weekly Pedigree heifers topped at £2,220 and averaged £1,800 at Gisburn Market’s weekly dairy sale on Thursday, 16 November. A smaller run of heifers...
Research shows value of monitoring ewe body condition
Farmers Weekly New research has shown just how valuable it is to record and monitor body condition in commercial ewe flocks and keep it consistent year-round...
How to prevent negative energy balance in dairy cows
Farmers Weekly Energy deficits in lactating cows are often only identified once milk volume drops or noticeable changes in body condition are seen. Yet, milk...
Is Growing Your Own Vegetables A Fundamental Right?
A new local controversy is brewing in South Florida surrounding yet another instance of local governments imposing fines on residents and persecuting them ov...
Grossing $350,000 On 1.5 Acres Of High Intensity, No-Till...
“Neversink Farm in Claryville, NY grosses $350,000 on farming 1.5 acres. It’s an amazingly productive and efficient high intensity vegetable farm. And they a...
VIDEO: Canada’s agricultural markets update – November 22...
D’Arce McMillan, The Western Producer markets editor, monitors trends in the North American and global agricultural markets. Each week he hosts a market vide...
Dicamba drift causes wide range of yield impact
Soybean growers are reporting a wide range of yield impact from dicamba drift this year. Bob Worth is a farmer from southwest Minnesota and secretary of the ...
Tyson building plans pause in Kansas, proceed in Tennessee
Tyson Foods is moving forward with a new chicken production plant in Tennessee, but delaying a possible new plant in Kansas. Tyson announced they will build ...
Addressing animal health in next Farm Bill
The turkey grower who presented the Thanksgiving turkeys pardoned by President Trump wants to ensure the federal government makes animal health a priority. C...
USDA awards veterinary grants
The USDA has announced thirteen grants to help support rural veterinary services in shortage areas.  The grant recipients include Lodi Veterinary Hospital an...
Appropriations bill includes Great Lakes funding
Money for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative is part of a U.S. Senate appropriations bill.  Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin says the 300-million dollars ...
Ample commodity supplies are reason for consumers to be t...
American Farm Bureau Federation economist John Newton says U.S. consumers benefit from the lower commodity market trend.  Newton tells Brownfield exceptions ...
U.S. veal producers concerned about import quality
The President of the American Veal Association says he is concerned about veal imports from the European Union.  Dale Bakke tells Brownfield the EU’s definit...
Cattle, hog futures up ahead of holiday
At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures ended the day sharply higher in light trade volume on technical support.  Wholesale beef’s firm move at th...
To stuff or not?
What’s the safest way to stuff a turkey? Turkeys are traditionally stuffed for holiday feasts, but did you know not all stuffed turkeys are equal?  Judy Harr...
Wheat Producers: Maximize your ROI in 2018
Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: November 22, 2017
Dec. corn closed at $3.45 and 1/4, up 1/4 cent Jan. soybeans closed at $9.97 and 1/4, up 8 and 1/4 cents Dec. soybean meal closed at $324.40, up $6.10 Dec. s...
Russia bans pork and beef imports from Brazil
Troubles continue for Brazil’s meat industry. Most recently Russia announced it is banning imports of Brazilian beef and pork after testing found the muscle ...
Dairy markets mostly up before Thanksgiving break
With one exception, the dairy markets gained ground before the Thanksgiving break. The last day of dairy trading this week at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange...
Concerns increase over market access to Japan
The 11 remaining members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership recently announced plans to move forward with a modified trade agreement without the US. US Meat Ex...
Soybean farmers partner with county road commission
  A partnership between soybean farmers and a county road commission is providing new technology to inspect rural bridges. Kathy Maurer with the Michiga...
Weekly ethanol production notches new high
  Last week’s average daily ethanol production was a new all-time high at 1.074 million barrels a day. That is up 20,000 on the week and 13,000 mo...
Soybeans, corn up ahead of Thanksgiving
  Soybeans were higher on commercial and technical buying. The trade’s watching the tail end of harvest, expecting most areas to wrap up by the weekend....
Icahn-Backed Bid to Change Biofuel Mandate Rejected by Tr...
Icahn-Backed Bid to Change Biofuel Mandate Rejected by Trump (1)
Icahn-Backed Bid to Change Biofuel Mandate Rejected by Trump
Icahn-Backed Bid to Change Biofuel Mandate Rejected by Trump 
USTR ‘concerned’ about lack of headway in latest NAFTA ne...
The fifth round of NAFTA negotiations in Mexico City is over, with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer issuing a written statement which almost exact...
Court delays air emissions reporting requirement
A DC Circuit Court has delayed until January 22nd the start of a mandate that requires livestock operations to file air emissions reports. National Cattlemen...
Farmers Who Gain From Tax Bill Wary of Losing Subsidies L...
Farmers Who Gain From Tax Bill Wary of Losing Subsidies Later
Market watchers weren’t too surprised to see increases in...
Market watchers weren’t too surprised to see increases in Friday’s Cattle on Feed report. But how fast the market is moving to handle the influx of cattle ha...
Do you feel intimidated, dread to work near a particular ...
Do you feel intimidated, dread to work near a particular coworker, or you’re yelled at, insulted, and put down? If so, chances are you’re one of 54 million A...
The beef industry continues to evolve and change is the w...
The beef industry continues to evolve and change is the watchword. I may have a tendency to dwell on sustainability.  But, I strongly believe in private prop...
We Must Not Take NAFTAs Blessings For Granted
Right now, folks are scared about what's going on with the trade agreement. And if you’re not, you should be.
Nitrogen fertilizer prices hit 10-year low
There’s welcome relief for farmers managing fertilizer inputs on a tight budget next year. University of Illinois professor of farm management Gary Schnitkey...
New sustainability metrics for beef industry
  Sustainability metrics for the beef industry are now available to measure progress throughout the value chain. The U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Bee...
Red meat in cold storage down, chicken and cheese up
  The USDA reports red meat supplies in cold storage at the end of October were down on the year. Pork was lower than what some analysts were expecting,...
Strong Yields From Drought Stricken South Dakota
Canola acres on the rebound
U.S. canola acres are on the rebound. According to USDA, American farmers planted 2.2 million acres this year, compared to 1.7 million in 2016. Minnesota Can...
Minnesota FSA director prepared for down farm economy
The new executive director of the Minnesota Farm Service Agency (FSA) says FSA programs are in place for challenging financial times like farmers are current...
USB chairman Motter on trade and sustainability
The chairman of the United Soybean Board (USB) says he expects foreign customers of U.S. beans to remain loyal even with the loss, and potential loss, of fre...
Record red meat, pork production in October
  The USDA says commercial red meat and pork production during October 2017 were new all-time monthly record highs. Pork production was up 5% on the yea...
New technology might simplify diagnosis of plant and anim...
New technology might simplify diagnosis of plant and animal diseases.
Midday cash livestock markets
Direct cash cattle trade is light with the majority of the buying interest in the North.  Tuesday’s trade volume was moderate in most areas.  It looks like t...
John Deere 7810 2WD Sold for Big $$ Saturday
Machinery Pete looks at the highest ever auction sale prices on John Deere 7810 tractors
AccuWeather reports a break from the waves of cold air ha...
AccuWeather reports a break from the waves of cold air hammering the Midwest and Northeast is on the way, but it will not be until next week.
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