Industry News

Lake Erie Bloom Expected to Be Smaller

07/10/20

Experts with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are forecasting a smaller algal bloom in western Lake Erie this summer.

Off-Target, Once Again

07/10/20

This summer, Iowa fields are seeing some of the most widespread injury symptoms, as three dicamba herbicides face legal uncertainty.

Plant Worker Discrimination Alleged

07/10/20

A number of minority worker interest groups allege racial discrimination at meatpacking plants during the COVID-19 pandemic, in a complaint filed with USDA.

USDA Filling FMD Vaccine Bank

07/09/20

USDA has announced spending $27.1 million between two companies for vaccine concentrate that will function as a strategic reserve against the risk of foot-and-mouth disease returning to the livestock herd.

Positive Case Concerns

07/09/20

The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation tested positive for COVID-19 after feeling some symptoms. His last official event was June 25 in Georgia with Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue and Gov. Brian Kemp in attendance.

Call the Market

07/09/20

I understand that you can wear whatever hat you choose, but there's always the potential for a different outcome. Bulls can be bit by bears and bears can be outworked by bulls. So instead of choosing one outlook, I find the most clarity being completely factual and rely on the hard facts to lead me to new questions and hopefully stronger conclusions.

COVID-19 Slows Custom Crews

07/08/20

Virus-related shutdowns, red tape slow the roll for hundreds of cutting crews.

SBA PPP Reopened for Loans

07/08/20

Agriculture, forestry and fishing account for just under $8 billion in Paycheck Protection Program loans, still one of the smaller industries receiving loans under the program. The Small Business Administration announced there are still more than $130 billion in funds available for businesses.

DTN Field Roundup

07/08/20

The summer heat is cranking up just as corn starts pollinating, soybeans flower and spring cereals start grain fill.

Manage a U-Turn

07/07/20

A shift in grazing management allowed this producer to start bringing in stockers, while still improving body condition on his 150-head cow herd.