Industry News

Pruitt Confirmed as EPA Chief

02/20/17

The U.S. Senate voted 52-46 to confirm Scott Pruitt as the new administrator of the U.S. Environmental Agency.

Best Young Farmers/Ranchers-4

02/20/17

J.R. Shannon focuses on opportunity -- and tomorrow -- as he helps steer the family operation to a diversified future.

Dicamba Decisions - 4

02/20/17

A little dicamba can do a lot of damage to sensitive crops, so dicamba applicators need to budget plenty of time for thorough tank cleanouts in 2017.

Mexico, Argentina Talk Corn

02/17/17

Mexican officials are starting to better gauge the possibility of buying more agricultural products from South America. Argentinian officials are encouraging those conversations. Yet a top executive at Bunge Limited told analysts that the U.S. pricing for corn still makes it more attractive to Mexican buyers than corn from Argentina or Brazil.

Farmer Stress Rising

02/17/17

While it isn't quite like 1983, the level of stress and worry is growing out in the countryside. People who deal with some of the few rural hotlines out there are seeing the level of calls and emails picking up as well.

Best Young Farmers/Ranchers-3

02/17/17

Adam Winkelman builds new traditions from old-time ingredients.

Farm Bill Hearing

02/16/17

Economists told lawmakers in a hearing on the rural economy that farm finances look to dip in 2017 for the fourth consecutive year. Farmers are struggling, but not as bad as the 1980s yet and low prices are buoyed by higher yields.

Trait Table Update

02/16/17

The annual publication now includes a column identifying Bt proteins that may be "regionally ineffective" because of insect resistance.

Best Young Farmers/Ranchers-2

02/16/17

Lamont Bridgeforth wants to balance a new leadership role on the farm with being "dad" at home when the day ends.

Kub's Den

02/15/17

The philosophy of precision ag, or calculating inputs by the most granular units possible, can also guide farmers to treat their marketing decisions as seriously as they treat their production decisions.

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