Poultry and eggs buck trend with strong retail growth
Farmers Weekly Poultrymeat and eggs continue to increase in popularity with consumers despite a decline in total meat consumption. A snapshot of the retail m...
John Deere develops 400hp electric cable-powered tractor
Farmers Weekly John Deere has developed an electric tractor that drags a power cable up and down the field, developing up to 400hp. The GridCON project is th...
Irish farmers voice fears over Brexit tariffs
Farmers Weekly Irish farmers say they will face tariffs amounting to some €1.7bn (£1.5bn) annually if the UK leaves the European Union without a withdrawal a...
Applying natural hormone to grass could lift yields by 1....
Farmers Weekly Applying a natural hormone to grass after fertiliser could help farmers boost yields by up to 1.2t DM/ha, trials have shown. Pearce Seeds and ...
Applying natural hormone to grass could lift yields 1.2t ...
Farmers Weekly Applying a natural hormone to grass after fertiliser could help farmers boost yields by up to 1.2t DM/ha, trials have shown. Pearce Seeds and ...
Farmer Focus: Mollusc wizard lifts the lid on slugs
Farmers Weekly It’s been a pleasure to spread farmyard manure in dry conditions for once. Adding to the soil biology without damaging the structure has been ...
Business Clinic: Care home fees row raises partnership qu...
Farmers Weekly Whether it’s a legal, tax, insurance, management or land issue, Farmers Weekly’s experts can help. Here, Mike Westbrook, partner and Jack Roge...
Soil Biology discussed at Nebraska conference
Soil biology. It’s not a new topic by any means, but it’s receiving much more attention these days. UNL Extension educator Keith Glewen says it was the main ...
Missouri 4H joins in food insecurity relief efforts
Missouri Farm Bureau says it’s getting even more support for its year-round efforts to raise donations and awareness about the state’s food insecurity that a...
Cattle, hogs mixed ahead of USDA numbers
At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, live cattle futures closed firm in a narrow range ahead of widespread direct cash business and ahead of the USDA’s Cattle...
Western Farm Show FFA Day benefits food bank
The Western Farm Show opened its three-day run in Kansas City Friday with a special day for agriculture youth. Show manager Ken Dean tells Brownfield the foo...
Arkansas dicamba proposed regs loosening
Arkansas farmers will no longer be banned from using dicamba herbicides after April 15th if a proposed rule goes into force.  The Arkansas State Plant B...
December placements down 2 percent
In the first look at cattle numbers in the US since the government shutdown, the USDA says placements into feedlots during December were down 2 percent on th...
Minneapolis wheat up on planting concerns
Soybeans were mixed on old crop/new crop spread adjustments. The delayed export numbers were a little disappointing, with lower than expected sales to China....
Beef, pork stocks down on month, up on year
The USDA’s delayed cold storage report showed better beef demand during December 2018 than what some analysts were expecting. Beef totaled 495.624 mill...
Closing Grain and Livestock Futures: February 22, 2019
Mar. corn closed at $3.75 and 1/4, down 1/4 cent Mar. soybeans closed at $9.10 and 1/4, down 3/4 cent Mar. soybean meal closed at $305.60, down 30 cents Mar....
Growing organic a matter of national security
The 2019 Organic Farmer of the Year says expanding organic agriculture is a matter of national security. Southeast Minnesota farmer Jim Riddle says the U.S. ...
Hundreds of cattle seized from Sask. farm
Animal Protection Services of Saskatchewan seized more than 300 cattle from a Stoughton area farm earlier this month after complaints of animals in distress....
Chinese commits to additional soybean purchase, as talks ...
China has committed to buying an additional 10 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans.  That was one of two breakthroughs in trade negotiations announced ...
Chinese commit to additional soybean purchase, as talks s...
China has committed to buying an additional 10 million metric tons of U.S. soybeans.  That was one of two breakthroughs in trade negotiations announced ...
Illinois weed scientist recognized with national award
The head of the University of Illinois’ crop science department has received a Fellow award from the Weed Science Society of America. Adam Davis was presente...
About corn syrup and beer
A Super Bowl commercial made it appear you shouldn’t drink beer that has corn syrup in it. Should you be concerned? Dieticians say no. Besides, it’s on...
State aid ceiling for EU farmers raised to EUR 25,000
The maximum aid Member States can give to their farmers without need for prior EU approval will rise from EUR 15,000 to EUR 25,000, the Commission announced ...
Saudi company eyes 500,000 acre farm in Australia
A Saudi-owned company that bought a share of the former Canadian Wheat Board is in negotiations to acquire a massive 500,000 acre farm in Western Australia, ...
CME milk futures mostly higher, cash dairy mixed Friday
Milk futures were mostly higher and cash dairy prices were mixed on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Wednesday. February Class Three milk was down $.05 at $13...
Grey Cup will delay Agribition next year
The 50th edition of Canadian Western Agribition will be held a little later than usual, thanks to the Canadian Football League. Regina was awarded the 2020 G...
Punch, counterpunch
This week is going to be ugly, on both sides of the aisle, both sides of Capitol Hill and the far end of Pennsylvania Avenue.  Democrats have piled bricks to...
South Dakota organic crop farmer finds rotation sweet spot
An organic farmer says he’s found the sweet spot with his crop rotation. Charlie Johnson and his family run a 2,400-acre organic corn, oat, soybean, and alfa...
Enlist E3 soybeans in ‘full launch’ mode
Enlist E3 soybeans have now achieved “full launch” status after receiving final import approval from the Philippines this week. David Thompson with Stin...
NPPC says USDA should oversee gene editing for livestock
The director of science and technology at the National Pork Producers Council says the development of livestock gene editing technology has stalled at the Fo...
Iowa appeals ‘ag gag’ ruling
The state of Iowa is challenging a federal judge’s ruling that declared the state’s so-called ag-gag law unconstitutional. The law made it illegal for ...
Government of Canada invests in the North Shore of Quebec...
Making our oceans and coasts safer, cleaner and healthier for all Canadians is a top priority for the Government of Canada. The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans...
Minister MacAulay concludes successful agricultural visit...
dvancing market access opportunities in the United States for our farmers, processors and exporters is key to the continued growth of the Canadian economy, a...
New biodiesel plant proposed in northwest Iowa
Backers of a proposed biodiesel plant in northwest Iowa are seeking nearly three million dollars in state incentives, according to the Sioux City Journal. Th...
Reliance on ag trade continues to grow, but is different ...
An ag economist says when discussing the magnitude of global trade, it’s important to remember that reliance on ag trade is different for each crop. “There’s...
U.S., Canada, and Mexico working together to prevent ASF
The U.S., Canada, and Mexico are working together to combat foreign animal diseases like African Swine Fever. Canada Minister of Agriculture Lawrence MacAula...
Nebraska’s governor has concerns with E15 timeline
Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is concerned EPA might not have year-round E15 approved in time for the summer driving season. Ricketts tells Bloomberg News ...
U.S. and China continue trade talks
President Trump plans to meet with China’s Vice Premier this afternoon to discuss trade. Chinese and U.S. officials are back in negotiations after spending m...
Land Stewardship Project soil health workshop
Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Mark Dorenkamp will be on the ground in Rushford, Minnesota Thursday, March 7th for the Land Stewardship Project soil health works...
Midday cash livestock markets
Direct cash cattle trade is still relatively quiet.  There are a few scattered bids on the table at $123 live and $202 dressed.  Packer inquiry is expected t...
Another PED case confirmed on an Alberta farm
Alberta confirmed its second case of porcine epidemic virus yesterday, this one in a 600-head farrow-to-finish hog operation. Alberta Pork reported the disco...
KEENAN establishes new dealer partnership in Ontario
KEENAN, a leader in manufacturing quality mixer wagons, has been building an impressive presence in North America since it was acquired by global animal nutr...
MOSES conference kicks off with Organics 2051 session
The Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service annual conference kicked off with a look at where organic farming might be in 30 years.  MOSES board me...
Researchers Seek Options to Reduce Resource Use in Produc...
Research being conducted on behalf of Swine Innovation Porc will provide an indication of how resources can be used to more efficiently to reduce costs and e...
Pork Producers Advised to Look at Forward Contracting Fou...
The Director of Risk Management with HAMS Marketing Services is advising pork producers to look seriously at forwarding contracting as much as a third of the...
Alberta pulses star in new Taste of the Prairies soup ava...
The Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) collaborated with Chef Jamie Harling and the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance (ACTA) to produce an Alberta-based soup to tak...
MacAulay Wraps Up U.S. Visit
Federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay has wrapped up a successful visit to the United States, making stops in Arlington, Virginia, and Washington, D.C.
Considerations When Shopping For Your Next Bull
Beef producers are looking for their new herd sires this time of year.
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