Industry News

New Partnership Addresses Farmer Stress

12/12/19

A new program will train people who work with farmers to identify the signs of stress.

House Passes Ag Labor Bill

12/12/19

The House passed a bill late Wednesday that would overhaul the H-2A visa program, allowing guest workers to stay in the country longer, and would legalize hundreds of thousands of farm workers now in the country illegally. More than 300 agricultural groups endorsed the bill, but the American Farm Bureau opposes it, arguing it would drive up wages.

Deal Reached on USMCA

12/11/19

A deal reached Tuesday on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement will allow the House of Representatives to vote on the trade pact as early as next week. According to an International Trade Commission report last spring, USMCA would add about $68 billion in U.S. overall exports when implemented, including about $2.2 billion in additional agricultural exports.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

12/11/19

Retail fertilizer prices continued to move lower during the first week of December.

Ag Groups Challenge Calif. on Prop 12

12/11/19

The National Pork Producers Council and the American Farm Bureau Federation filed a lawsuit attempting to stop California's Proposition 12.

Searching for Demand Drivers

12/10/19

The DTN 2019 Ag Summit kicked off Monday in Chicago with Luke Chandler, chief economist at Deere and Co., offering a look at macroeconomic trends and risks facing producers. Crop prices have largely flatlined over the past five years as production has increased around the world. There are a few areas of potential demand opportunities that could develop, especially in Asia.

Addressing Ag Issues in Iowa

12/10/19

With 18 candidates running for president and campaigning across the nation, Iowa right now is the center of attention for a core group who see the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses on Feb. 3 as the critical starting point in the Democratic primaries.

Dicamba Fatigue

12/10/19

Some state regulators are worn down after managing three consecutive years of off-target dicamba movement.

Can Corn Overwinter?

12/09/19

Between lodging, ear drop, wildlife and crop insurance loss, letting corn sit in the field over the winter is a very risky endeavor.

Todd's Take

12/09/19

As we get ready to flip the calendar to 2020, the parallels to 2000 are strangely familiar.