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Michigan Crop Progress: Dry Conditions Impacting Crops

The latest USDA Crop Progress report for Michigan is indicating where it’s been dry, it continues to be dry. The state has experienced spotty...

Commodity Prices and Trade Weigh on August Ag Economy Barometer

There has been a significant drop in the most recent Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, and both the current conditions and future expectation...
"USMCA" Credit: Missouri Farm Bureau

Missouri Farm Bureau’s “USMCA” Music Video to Encourage Passage

It's been a matter of time before the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) became a parody song. Well, that song is finally here. The Missouri Farm Bureau's...

USDA Opens 2019 Enrollment for ARC, PLC Programs

Agricultural producers can now enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs, two popular safety net programs, for the...

Exhibit Teaches Kids, Adults About Livestock Risks at Michigan State Fair

The Michigan State Fair begins today and runs through the weekend. If you’re there, you might want to check out the Commodity Carnival. It...

Weekly Ethanol Production Increases as More Plants Close

Weekly ethanol production increased 1.6 percent this week, according to the Energy Information Association. The slight increase comes as ethanol producers say they are struggling...

How Michigan Beef Can Benefit from Japan Trade Deal

The Michigan ag industry is keeping track of the latest conversations with trade talks with Japan with a deal tentatively linked, and a possible...

AFBF Reports Slowed Growth in H-2A Program

U.S. farmers and ranchers still need record numbers of guest workers, even though the number of position requests increased just two percent this year,...

USDA Sec. Northey: Over $1B in MFP Payments Already Out

Bill Northey, undersecretary for farm production and conservation, was in attendance at the 2019 Farm Progress Show and was excited about trade developments with...
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Senate Passes Bipartisan Budget Deal

The U.S. Senate passed and sent to President Trump a bipartisan budget deal that boosts domestic and military spending, blocks contentious policy riders, and...

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