Industry News

Lake Erie Bloom Expected to Be Smaller


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

Off-Target, Once Again


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

Plant Worker Discrimination Alleged


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


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


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


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


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

SBA PPP Reopened for Loans


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


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

Manage a U-Turn


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