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Deere Announces Layoffs amid Demand Declines

Deere officials say more than 160 U.S. workers at agriculture machinery facilities in Illinois and Iowa will be laid off, after the company last...

CoBank: Volatility Continues to Roil Ag Markets

Uncertainty over trade policy, weather and African swine fever dominated agricultural markets last quarter, causing greater volatility. A report just released by CoBank says issues...

Pork Board Report Sees Need for Pork Industry to Improve Relations...

Mexico is the largest importer of U.S. pork, and a new report from the National Pork Board (NPB) shows there is an opportunity to...

Michigan Farmer Named to USDA Advisory Committee

One Michigan farmer is among 20 individuals appointed to serve on the Advisory Committee for New and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers (ACBFR). Amanda Jo Carey...

Ag Groups Urge USDA to Establish Foot-and-Mouth Disease Vaccine Bank

Representatives of the National Pork Producers Council, the National Milk Producers Federation, the National Corn Growers Association and Iowa State University today called on...

Scouting for Insects, Diseases in Michigan Vineyards

All season, a team from MSU extension has been visiting vineyards along the western shore of Michigan—scouting for insect and disease issues for both...

MCGA President Urges President to Stop EPA from Issuing SREs

Headed into harvest, the EPA’s small refinery waivers are still on farmers’ minds. So far during the Trump administration, there have been 85 waivers...

Rains Simultaneously Benefit, Hamper Crop Conditions

For some crops, the warm, wet conditions helped push maturity along, but halted some harvest plans. Sugarbeet harvest in the Thumb was slow going...

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...

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