Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey is encouraging farmers, rural residents and other Iowans to plan ahead for their propane needs for this fall and winter. Last winter the price of propane jumped sharply, to more than five dollars per gallon in some locations, as a number of events severely tested the capacity of the […]

     

Declining grain and soybean prices will change the economic landscape for agriculture. “We’re going to have a lot of yield this year and that’s going to help somewhat with the lower prices—and insurance this year will help to buffer the downturn,” says David Oppedahl, senior business economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. “It’s […]

     

CLAAS of America is stepping up its presence in the North American tractor market. The company will unveil a new Tier 4f compliant XERION tractor at upcoming farm shows. We discussed the new tractor with Drew Fletcher, product manager for tractors with CLAAS. AUDIO: Drew Fletcher (3:37 MP3)

     

Cattle country woke up early on Thursday with fresh bids noted in all major feeding states. And a few cattle traded today in Nebraska at 162.00 live, $6.00higher than last week’s weighted average. Some cattle trade was reported late yesterday in Nebraska, around 10,000 head at 255.00 dressed to regional buyers and 160.00 live to […]

     

Republicans on the Senate Agriculture Committee met this week with EPA administrator Gina McCarthy to express their concerns about the agency’s “Waters of the U.S.” proposal and other EPA actions that are viewed as “anti-agriculture”. In his weekly conference call with reporters, Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns talked about the meeting and how McCarthy responded to […]

     

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