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Rodeo Event Banned in California

09/23/2022 08:09 PM

A California county board of supervisors voted to prohibit wild cow milking events at rodeos but took out language in the ordinance that would have potentially limited, or banned, use of equipment such as ropes, straps and spurs.

DOJ Loses Case to Stop Sugar Co. Sale

09/23/2022 07:09 PM

U.S. District Judge Maryellen Noreika in Delaware on Friday ruled that privately held U.S. Sugar Corp. can move ahead with its acquisition of Imperial Sugar Co. from Louis Dreyfus Co. The Department of Justice sued last year to block the merger.

Cover Crops Project in the Spotlight

09/23/2022 10:09 AM

USDA Undersecretary Robert Bonnie made a stop in Missouri on Wednesday to discuss how a $95 million project will help create a market for climate-smart commodities while increasing cover crop acres.

Rural Broadband Projects Funded

09/22/2022 09:09 AM

Small high-tech businesses, farmers and rural residents could get some high-speed boosts as the Biden administration starts rolling out more broadband funding through different avenues. USDA on Thursday awarded $502 million in grants and loans for 32 different funding recipients in 20 states.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

09/21/2022 05:09 PM

Fertilizer prices are mixed for the second week of September 2022. No fertilizers were up or down of any significance looking back to last month. Five of the eight major fertilizers were slightly lower compared to last month while the remaining three were slightly higher.

Winter Wheat and Cover Crop Seed Outlook

09/20/2022 06:09 PM

Farmers can expect tight winter wheat and cover crop seed supplies in some areas and higher prices this fall, seed dealers and industry officials report.

Safety Around Overhead Power Lines

09/20/2022 12:09 PM

As corn and soybean harvest begins, farmers are reminded of the importance of being safe around power lines. Farm equipment like augers can accidentally contact overhead electric wires and can electrocution.

Family Business Matters

09/14/2022 06:09 PM

Being cut off from a family member is both painful and embarrassing, and there are few people with whom you can discuss the issue, but there are books that address the dilemma.

Funding Flows for Climate-Smart Grants

09/14/2022 02:09 PM

USDA on Wednesday detailed 70 grants totaling up to $2.8 billion in potential funding under the Partnership for Climate-Smart Commodities. The program was initially expected to cost $1 billion, but USDA increased funding after receiving more than 1,000 grant proposals. More projects will be announced later this year.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

09/07/2022 07:09 PM

All retail fertilizers' prices are lower for the fifth straight week. DAP led the way to the low side, down 5 percent compared to last month, with an average price of $952/ton. The remaining seven fertilizers, meanwhile, were just slightly less expensive.

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