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USDA Weekly Crop Progress Report

04/19/2021 10:04 PM

U.S. corn was 8% planted and soybeans were 3% planted as of Sunday, April 18, USDA NASS reported on Monday.

Weather Gives Planting Cold Shoulder

04/19/2021 09:04 PM

Cold weather could threaten crops already planted, and agronomists are suggesting farmers take a wait-and-see approach to further planting for the next few days.

Cash Market Moves

04/19/2021 03:04 PM

The Federal Biscay, the first oceangoing vessel of the 2021 maritime shipping season, arrived in the Port of Duluth-Superior on Sunday, April 18.

New Donation Program for Dairy Products

04/16/2021 10:04 PM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack noted Wednesday at a House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee hearing that USDA would not continue the Families to Farmers Food Box Program started by the Trump administration but expected to distribute dairy products from the dairy donation program.

Pork Producers Face Prop 12 Uncertainty

04/16/2021 10:04 PM

As the legal fight plays out in federal appeals court on California's Proposition 12, hog producers across the country wait for the state to issue compliance rules.


04/16/2021 03:04 PM

Because of the nature of farming, independent contractor classification could have a huge impact on the industry.

Tips on How to Help Rural 911 Find You

04/14/2021 10:04 PM

John Bentley, a volunteer fireman for 22 years, knows where most of the residents of Macedonia, Iowa live, all 245 of them, but he also knows who works in which fields. This saves precious minutes in an emergency. Here are more tips to make his job easier.

Vilsack Addresses Food Aid Issues

04/14/2021 10:04 PM

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told lawmakers on Wednesday that USDA is dropping the Farmers to Families Food Program but will find other avenues to keep providing dairy and produce products to food banks. Vilsack testified before the House Agriculture Appropriations Subcommittee on an array of topics.

DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

04/14/2021 09:04 PM

Average retail prices for anhydrous, UAN28 and UAN32 increased 10% to 11% the first week of April, while the price of the other five fertilizers tracked by DTN increased by less significant amounts.

US Ethanol Stocks Fall

04/07/2021 09:04 PM

Federal data detailed another draw in domestic ethanol inventories last week, with stocks falling to a 20-week low as blending demand, while down slightly on the week, remains at pre-pandemic levels, according to the Energy Information Administration.

Flush Farmers Leading to Parts Frenzy

03/29/2021 01:03 PM

Planter parts suppliers are swamped with calls and orders as farmers look to take advantage of high commodity prices and stimulus funds.

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