COVID-19 caused extensive harm to the economy and damaged the bulk of commodity prices in 2020. In the past three months, however, five ag commodities have posted positive gains and outperformed the S&P 500, an interesting display of bullish resilience in a tough year.
The third annual DTN/Progressive Farmer Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, kicks off next week, taking an in-depth look at corn and soybean production potential in 10 states.
Family members, union representatives and advocates told a Nebraska legislative committee on Thursday about the struggles facing packing plant workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. A state lawmaker is pushing for the state to enact higher safety standards for workers at packing plants.
Estate and succession planners say the coronavirus pandemic has increased interest in updating plans as families have sensitive conversations about what would happen to the farm and the business if someone falls ill.
The ethanol industry continues to struggle as it waits for the EPA to render a decision on small-refinery exemptions and for Congress to provide financial aid.
The majority of retail fertilizer prices declined this week, with UAN prices dropping 4% compared to last month. Two fertilizers, DAP and MAP, saw slightly higher prices.
Cattlemen were leery of this summer's early feeder cattle market, but as time progressed, prices have gotten closer to rallying the three-year averages. Heading into fall, the biggest question is one that distinctly differentiates the bulls from the bears. Will feeder cattle prices keep with their recent momentum, defying all odds and moving past any fundamental worry, or will an overabundance of supply hitting this fall's later sales drive prices lower?
Reports from the American Farm Bureau Federation and the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City show American farmers are facing increasing financial pressure.
JBS, the Brazilian meat company, is planning to convert a Colorado lamb processing facility to process beef cuts, further limiting processing facilities for the sheep industry in western states.
The retail prices of seven major fertilizers declined this week, and while the average price for DAP increased, it was by less than 1%.
Ethanol inventory in the United States edged slightly lower during the second week of July as demand for the fuel slid over 3% and production climbed to the highest level in 16 weeks, according to the Energy Information Administration.
Reader Insights is a first-of-its-kind study series giving voice to how owners rate their farming equipment. The kickoff study shows farmers' preferences regarding small, medium and large tractors.