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Farm News will be hosting the Farm News Ag Show on Wednesday, June 30. The one day show will be held at the Palo Alto County Fairgrounds in Emmetsburg. In addition to both indoor and outdoor exhibits covering the entire ag spectrum and more, show attendees are invited to sit in on ...

Big Agbiz’s big ‘price fixing’ settlements need a big fix

In a now too-common story in U.S agriculture, Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) last month agreed to pay farmers $45 million to settle what the March 13 Wall Street Journal described as “price-fixing allegations leveled at its peanut processing division.” While $45 million is, indeed, peanuts ...

USDA releases 2021

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The annual prospective planting report along with the March 1 grain stocks report was released last week – a report Todd Hultman, DTN lead analyst says always comes with an uneasy feeling. “I often get a little bit of a tight stomach at every USDA ...

Technology could be the future of crop scouting

Technology could be the future of crop scoutingBy KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com Could the long hours of walking through fields in the hottest and not-so-best conditions to scout for weeds, bugs, diseases and more soon be replaced with technology? Danny Singh, professor of agronomy at ...

The senate fillibuster depends upon hot air

Part 1 of 2 The strongest hurdle determining what can be legislated in Washington is the U.S. Senate. When the Dems won both Georgia seats in the Senatorial runoff election, it had huge consequences on the balance of power in Washington. The party in control is the gate-keeper deciding what ...

Show us your tractor contest

Do you have a favorite tractor? A tractor that has been restored? An heirloom that still remains in the family? Maybe this tractor is kept safely under covers in the shed. Maybe it still gets used. Either way, we want to see your favorite tractor. Farm News is having a “Show Us Your ...

Meeting in the middle

By CHAD THOMPSON cthompson@messengernews.net FORT DODGE ­— U.S. Rep. Randy Feenstra, R-Hull, said when it comes to issues like spending and the Mexico-U.S. border, he’ll likely disagree with the Democrats on the other side of the aisle. But he said there’s room for bipartisanship ...

Midwest Marketing Solutions

Pademic assistance to include cattle producers The Pandemic Assistance for Producers plan from USDA includes cattle top-up payments for ranchers who sold into a depressed market after the first Coronavirus Food Assistance Program deadline of April 15. These payment rates vary depending on ...

Has the ag economy actually recovered?

In recent weeks there has been a lot written about how the “ag economy” has recovered and things are really looking up. Some would quote a recent Federal Reserve Bank’s Ag Letter that talks about the recent increase in land values. Or the fact the share of the District farm loan portfolio ...