Sunday, February 18, 2018
Beef cattle eating

CattleFax beef cattle outlook: 'Demand is robust on all fronts' but expect tight margins. Profitable price levels still out there for the cow-calf segment; feeders and backgrounders, not so much.
New USDA website

New USDA website, Farmers.gov, will let farmers make appointments with USDA offices, file forms, and apply for USDA programs online.
dollar bills

The new tax law gives a 20 percent deduction of the gross proceeds for any commodities sold by farmers to a co-op. That is not just huge, it's gigantic.
Rover pipeline construction

Natural gas pipelines coming online from Utica and Marcellus shale are likely to trigger higher wellhead natural gas prices, but overall market is flat.
Deere combine corn

The 2017 corn yield in the U.S. is estimated at a record high 176.6 bushels per acre, according to the latest USDA report.
Russell Redding and Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf

The Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture unveiled a new economic impact analysis that shows agriculture has a $135.7 billion annual economic impact for the commonwealth.
President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump became the first president in a quarter century to address the annual convention of the American Farm Bureau Federation.
sshale oil and gas drilling rig

In Ohio, 1,760 horizontal shale wells reported oil and natural gas production during the third quarter.
US-biodiesel

Through the first nine months of 2017, U.S. biodiesel production levels were slightly higher than 2016 levels, despite the expiration of a federal biodiesel blender’s tax credit at the end of 2016.
National Guernsey convention

The American Guernsey Association is partnering with Holstein Association USA to appraise Guernsey cattle throughout the United States.
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