Thursday, November 26, 2015

New corn record tops 500 bushels per acre.

10 things beginning farmers should know. (Hint: It takes years for some to master good management practices.)

Short week, but lots of activity still happening in the markets.

New options provide greater coverage for losses when natural disasters affect specialty crops.

A month’s worth of online public comments on USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack’s proposed implementation of a second beef checkoff program closed Dec. 10, three days before House and Senate passage of 2015 funding legislation. But that didn’t stop legislators from weighing in on the matter.

Promoting the quality of a farm’s product, according to Sam Hawk, is every bit as important as the day-to-day production work. Hawk has no problem discussing his passion for farming.

A data privacy agreement reached by six major farm organizations and six agriculture technology providers is expected to become industry standard language regarding data gathered on farming operations.

The Ohio Farm Bureau Federation is pushing for changes to the CAUV formula that 'can be accomplished through administrative action and will not require legislation.'
legal scales

Monsanto and soft white wheat farmers have reached an agreement that resolves a number of lawsuits related to the 2013 discovery of genetically modified wheat on a farm in eastern Oregon.

The combination of a big harvest, falling storage space and the export market are impacting the price of corn and soybeans.