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Dry Beans Serve As Blank Canvas to Provide Meal, Flavor Variety

The food business is entering a transition period/ and that impacts agriculture. During the virtual BeanCon 21 meeting, Brad Barnes, consulting and industry programs...

How Leading USDEC Helped Vilsack Gain More Insight into Trade, Exports

In the four years since last heading the USDA, Sec. Tom Vilsack served as president and CEO of the U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC)....

Weed Control for Potato Producers

The fight against weeds is an ongoing battle for potato producers. High weed pressure means potatoes must compete with the weeds for sunlight, water,...

Vilsack Confirmed by U.S. Senate to Return to Former Post at...

It’s official—Sec. Tom Vilsack will return to his post as head of USDA. The full Senate voted on his confirmation Thursday afternoon. Sen. Debbie Stabenow,...

ARC, PLC Deadline Quickly Approaching, Michigan Sign Ups at 70 Percent

Producers have less than a month to enroll in Agricultural Risk Coverage and Price Loss Coverage programs. What’s the difference between the two? “The ARC...

USDA’s Outlook for Livestock is More Bullish in 2021

After a year of headwinds in 2020, USDA is forecasting a brighter picture for the livestock industry. During USDA’s Outlook Forum, Chief Economist Seth...

USDA Outlook Forum Expecting Increase in Corn, Soybean Acres in 2021

USDA opened its 97th Ag Outlook Forum on Thursday. During the opening session, USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer presented USDA’s ag economic and foreign...

Michigan Corn, Soybean, Wheat Checkoffs Offering Grain Marketing Basics Course

If you’re interested in learning grain marketing but aren’t sure where to start, the Michigan Corn, Soybean and Wheat Checkoff programs are offering a...

SCN Keeps Spreading, New Form Of Resistance Available for 2021 Growing...

The SCN Coalition recently wrapped up its 2020 survey that tracks the expansion of soybean cyst nematodes. State experts have been collecting the data...

Blueberry Groups, AFBF Dismayed With ITC Ruling on Foreign Imports

The blueberry industry was dealt a blow by the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Thursday. After a months-long investigation, the ITC has ruled that...

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