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Hogs And Pigs Report: Sept. 1988 Record Shattered

On Friday, the USDA released its quarterly hogs and pigs report, totaling the highest September 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs since estimates...

USDA Drops Corn Stocks, Increases Soybeans

Old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2019 totaled 2.11 billion bushels, down 1 percent from September 1, 2018. Of the total...

USDA Invests in Community Facilities Improvements for 3.3 Million Rural Americans

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy Monday announced that USDA is investing $139 million in 56...

Commentary: One Step Forward and Two Steps Back

This past week, it was announced that a new trade deal had been reached with Japan. The agreement lowers or eliminates import tariffs on...

Dealing with Weeds in Unplanted Fields

With a significant number of fields going unplanted in 2019, controlling weeds in those fields for 2020 will be a difficult challenge for growers. Weeds...

Harvest Forecast: Wet Weather To Dampen Michigan

Plentiful (some would even say excessive”) moisture coming across Michigan over the coming week to 10 days. Harvest will clearly have some challenges to...
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China’s Ag Buying Surges Ahead of Next Round of Talks With...

Late last week, China said it’s already bought a considerable number of U.S. soybeans and pork as it prepares for the next round of...

Sec. Perdue Visits Michigan, Talks Trade Deals

Trade was one of many topics discussed at a townhall meeting in Frankenmuth Thursday with Sec. Sonny Perdue and American Farm Bureau president Zippy...

RFA Sets EPA Straight on U.S. Ethanol Demand

The Renewable Fuels Association sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency regarding its testimony before the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. The...

Importance of Transportation Inspection Ahead of Harvest

Harvest 2019 has begun for a few farmers while others are anxiously waiting to parade their machinery to the field Your first priority might be...

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