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AG TIME Looking Forward by John Walsh

My long term thoughts regarding soy remain on the bear side. There are many things going on. The US carry has grown to record proportions. This is not due to the trade war. It is due to overproduction. That is all while global demand (China) is declining. These are long term shifts. The corn and fee [...] More Info...

USDA and the FDA will jointly oversee the production of cell-cultured

USDA and the FDA will jointly oversee the production of cell-cultured food products derived from livestock and poultry. More Info...

A new University of Wisconsin-Madison program, called Bucky’s Tuitio

A new University of Wisconsin-Madison program, called Bucky’s Tuition Promise, provides free tuition for students from low- and moderate-income households.​ More Info...

For decades corn prices have been tied to oil prices. While corn did n

For decades corn prices have been tied to oil prices. While corn did not follow oil higher, analysts say it could follow it lower. More Info...

Both the corn and soybean markets had a ho-hum week. For the week endi

Both the corn and soybean markets had a ho-hum week. For the week ending Nov. 16, 2018, corn prices were around a nickel lower, while July soybeans were up nearly 4¢ and November soybeans were unchanged. More Info...

Stocker and feeder cattle sold $2 to $6 per cwt. lower at auction this

Stocker and feeder cattle sold $2 to $6 per cwt. lower at auction this week as buyers continue to demand preconditioned calves. More Info...

All or Nothing

We’re coming up on the Thanksgiving holiday, but I’ll spare you the turkey and dressing theme this year. The holiday does make for an awkward trading environment, falling on a Thursday. Many market participants are traveling and thus not participating on Wednesday, and many take Black Friday off. Th [...] More Info...

2009 John Deere 9770 Combine Sold for $214K Today on Iowa Auction

A 2009 John Deere 9770 STS combine with only 488 sep. hours sold for $214,000 today (November 16, 2018) on a farm auction in southeast Iowa by the Steffes Group. $214K is the highest auction price on a John Deere 9770 STS combine sold without a head in exactly 4 years More Info...

Trade talks with the European Union do not include talk about agricult

Trade talks with the European Union do not include talk about agriculture right now. More Info...

Agriculture leader Farmer Mac says interest rates are having an impact

Agriculture leader Farmer Mac says interest rates are having an impact on operating loans. More Info...

Cauliflower may be king over kale in 2019, but the trend toward all lo

Cauliflower may be king over kale in 2019, but the trend toward all local and organic fresh foods will continue to reign — buoyed by vertical, urban farming.​ More Info...

The Kansas City Fed reports the decline in farm income did accelerate

The Kansas City Fed reports the decline in farm income did accelerate from July to September. More Info...

This year's Thanksgiving meal may be more affordable.

This year's Thanksgiving meal may be more affordable. More Info...

The Dairy Patch is among 30 new Girl Scout badges released this year.

The Dairy Patch is among 30 new Girl Scout badges released this year. More Info...

Life is a constant balancing act. I’m always trying to figure out ho

Life is a constant balancing act. I’m always trying to figure out how to make more time out of each day. More Info...

In midterm elections, the political party in office usually hits some

In midterm elections, the political party in office usually hits some headwinds while its opposition gains some political ground. That turned out to be true for the 2018 midterm elections. More Info...

Winter wheat planting has been slow this fall and several factors may

Winter wheat planting has been slow this fall and several factors may help push prices higher into the new year. More Info...

Registration is closing for four Food and Drug Administration meetings

Registration is closing for four Food and Drug Administration meetings on proposals for the Food Safety Modernization Act’s Produce Safety Rule. More Info...

Picture a ballroom filled with just about every agricultural manufactu

Picture a ballroom filled with just about every agricultural manufacturer, trade association, input providers, credit services…you name it, if they are tied to ag they are probably at Trade Talk in Kansas City. More Info...

It’s the age-old question: Does this cow need antibiotics for mastit

It’s the age-old question: Does this cow need antibiotics for mastitis? More Info...

Mother Nature always likes to have her own way but farmers can have mo

Mother Nature always likes to have her own way but farmers can have more say over how much water stays in or out of their fields, thanks to the use of controlled drainage technology. More Info...

This 1970 John Deere 4020 FWD Gas Standard sold for a new record high

This 1970 John Deere 4020 FWD Gas Standard sold for a new record high price. More Info...

It’s time to make your plans to attend the largest cattle convention

It’s time to make your plans to attend the largest cattle convention and expo. The 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is Jan. 30 to Feb. 1. More Info...

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman has an updated look at the drought monitor.

Meteorologist Mike Hoffman has an updated look at the drought monitor. More Info...

Beef packers willl require Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification

Beef packers willl require Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification from fed cattle suppliers, starting Jan. 1, 2019. This is driven by beef retailers and consumers who want assurance about how cattle are raised. More Info...

Farmers National Company said good quality land is still bringing top

Farmers National Company said good quality land is still bringing top dollar. However, there is more caution from land buyers across the country. More Info...

The new Feed Technology Center at the University of Illinois will repl

The new Feed Technology Center at the University of Illinois will replace the 1920s-era feed mill south of campus in Urbana. More Info...

Rising interest rates, plus a dragging farm economy, is sparking fears

Rising interest rates, plus a dragging farm economy, is sparking fears that the debt to asset ratios could rise to levels agriculture saw in the 1980's. However, Farmer Mac says that hasn't happened yet. More Info...

Smart choices, planning ahead can make eating on the go more healthy

Smart choices, planning ahead can make eating on the go more healthy More Info...

Market Access Uncertainty Creates Planting Uncertainty

For farmers, planting decisions are always tough. But, the utter unpredictability of trade and market access is an unwelcome wild card. More Info...

Frank and Alison Howey have grown their diversified operation from 19

Frank and Alison Howey have grown their diversified operation from 19 acres to 30,500. More Info...

Rebuild or Replace?

There's a lot to consider when deciding to rebuild or replace ag equipment components. More Info...

Pest Management vs Product Stewardship

USB director and soybean farmer Meagan Kaiser, weed scientist Christy Sprague, and plant pathologist Carl Bradley discuss the difference between pest management strategies to slow resistance versus stewardship of a product. More Info...

The first lab-made, animal-free milk is set to hit store shelves in 20

The first lab-made, animal-free milk is set to hit store shelves in 2019. More Info...

Pay close attention to these policy issues in 2019.

Pay close attention to these policy issues in 2019. More Info...

China's top pig farming company announced it will make changes to lowe

China's top pig farming company announced it will make changes to lower protein in animal feed. More Info...

Cattle feeders saw closeouts with an average profit of $58 per head la

Cattle feeders saw closeouts with an average profit of $58 per head last week, down modestly from the week before. More Info...


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