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Weather and Flood Forecasts Point to Possibility of Prevent Plant in the Midwest, Northern Plains

Wet weather in the Northern Plains and Upper Midwest is sparking conversations about a growing number of prevent plant acres this year. Is it too early to start conversations about the possibility of prevent plant?

Big Oil is Teaming Up With Big Ag, And it Could Turn Cover Crops Into the New Cash Crop for Farmers

Renewable diesel is revving up interest from both agriculture and the oil industry, and now oil and agriculture companies are teaming up to find additional crop sources to fuel the growing demand.

From Fresh Berries to Lettuce, What We Now Know About the Agricultural Losses Caused by Flooding in California

California farmers are facing another round of flooding, with fields still bearing scars from January’s floods. An area known for production of fresh berries and lettuce is expected to now have a larger losses.

Corteva's New Collaboration with Chevron and Bunge Could Turn Canola into a Cash Crop for Farmers

A new partnership between Corteva, Bunge and Chevron to create proprietary canola hybrids will boost vegetable oil supplies to fuel the renewable diesel market while also creating a new revenue stream for farmers. 

Why Are Some Ag Retailers Sitting on High Fertilizer Prices? Making Sense of the Disparity Right Now

Fertilizer and herbicide prices continue to fall, and there are signs the decline will continue. Now the issue is the number of ag retailers sitting on high-priced inputs, which are often passed on to farmers.

Artificial Turf Made With Soybeans is Growing in Popularity, Now on Display at the San Diego Zoo

A turf made with soybeans is growing in popularity, and it’s already used in popular locations like the Las Vegas Strip, Central Park and the San Diego Zoo. The turf is made by SYNLawn, in partnership with USB.

Here’s How NCGA Thinks U.S. Farmers Could Find 1.8 Billion Bushels of New Corn Demand

Finding a new path for ethanol demand could come in the form of higher-octane fuels. NCGA says the Next Generation Fuels Act would address climate goals while also driving up the domestic demand for corn.

How Can The Farm Bill Better Reflect Farmers? House Ag Committee Released A Road Map

An early look at the report shows the House Ag Committee could push for improvements to the current safety net within Title I of the farm bill and move away from relying on Congress to approve ad hoc disaster aid.

Push for Permanent Disaster Aid? Sorghum Producers Seek to Secure Stronger Safety Net in the Farm Bill

As farmers in the Plains continue to see losses from drought, groups like NSP are discussing during Commodity Classic either permanent disaster aid or other changes to strengthen the safety net within Farm Bill.

ASA CEO: Renewable Diesel Could Drive a New Era for Soybean Demand, But EPA Needs to Rethink the RFS

ASA policy priorities during Commodity Classic focus on everything from the Farm Bill to EPA's recent Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) proposal, while also pushing for increased market access through trade. 

Is the U.S. Becoming Less Competitive in Growing Wheat? A New Warning Sign for the Future of Wheat

BASF announced it’s halting the development of hybrid wheat in North America, a move NAWG fears could ultimately drive wheat acres out of the U.S., unless more public and private investments into R&D are made.

Is Russia's Threat to Nix Black Sea Grain Deal a Potential Ploy to Push Wheat Prices Higher?

Russia is now saying it will only extend its Black Sea grain deal if sanctions are lifted on its own agricultural products. The deal, which was brokered last year, allowed for safe passage of Ukrainian ag products. 

Three Days On the Job, NCGA's New CEO is Pushing for Trade Dispute Settlement Over Mexico's GMO Corn Ban

Mexico is accusing the U.S. of playing politics over the GMO corn issue, but NCGA CEO Neil Caskey says if Mexico wants non-GMO, they'll need to pay a premium for it instead of violating a trade pact already in place. 

What Ag Equipment Parts Are In the Shortest Supply Right Now?

The National Farm Machinery Show revealed one major theme: the supply chain is still posing major problems for ag equipment manufacturers, an issue that's improving, but could still last the remainder of this year.

'It Looks Like a War Zone': Texas Farmer Describes Wheat Crop Now Ravaged by Sunday's Derecho and Dust Storm

Scenes across Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas resemble the Dust Bowl after winds topping 100 mph ravaged the area. Growers are dealing with a dryland wheat crop that could already see abandonment as high as 80%.

One Year After Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: How Has World Trade Realigned?

A year ago, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine injected uncertainty about global grain supplies into the market. Today, initial concerns have been squashed by the reality of record exports from the Black Sea Region.

Is Your Local Fire Department in Need of a Grain Bin Rescue Tube and Training? Nationwide Wants to Help

In 2014, Nationwide launched Grain Bin Safety Week to not only get the essential rescue tools in the hands of first responders, but also the essential training. Nominations are now open for local departments.

What's The Biggest Supply Chain Headache Crippling Equipment Manufacturers Right Now?

Supply chain challenges consistently hit ag in 2022.  While 2023 shows improvement with fertilizer availability, National Farm Machinery Show revealed the ag equipment sector is still fragile to supply problems.

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Exclusive: Trimble's Precision Ag Products Now Available From Independent Dealer Partners For All Makes and Models

Trimble, a company known for its precision agriculture hardware and cloud-based applications, is updating its aftermarket distribution strategy, making it easy for farmers to access and adopt precision ag solutions.

USDA Confirms Farmers’ Fears: Net Farm and Net Cash Farm Income Expected to Fall This Year 

USDA’s first official net farm income forecast shows an expected 16% drop in 2023 net farm income, largely due to a decline in commodity prices and government payments with higher expenses and costs at the farm level.

Is $620 Per Acre Cash Rent an Anomaly or the New Norm?

If cash rent leases are negotiated via auction, Jim Rothermich is seeing prices drawing double – even triple digit gains. In Illinois, prices are up 90% to 120% compared to the previous year.

Owning Farmland Is Now Cool, Even If You Don't Farm

For those in agriculture, owning farmland has long been viewed as a symbol of status and wealth. Now, even individuals who don’t farm are jumping on board, looking to buy farmland.

Are You Worried About Glufosinate Supplies in 2023? Good News. There Isn't a Shortage This Year

As farmers prepare to plant this spring, 2023 isn’t as much of a guessing game in terms of certain inputs supplies. BASF says the company isn’t seeing a shortage of glufosinate this year.

Does All This Rain and Snow Mean La Niña Is Loosening Its Grip On the U.S.?

The sudden switch from drought to too much precipitation in parts of California now begs the question: Is the weather changing, and will California start to dig out from three consecutive years of drought?

A New Way to Rent Ground Is Gaining Traction — With Cash Rent Bids In Illinois Topping $600 Per Acre

The cash rent auction concept is an open and transparent format where a landowner places ground up for rent and farmers bid based on how much they would pay per acre to farm the ground for the specific term.

Will There Be A Lettuce Shortage This Year As Parts of Drought-Plagued California Are Now Flooding?

From flooding to mudslides, an atmospheric river produced rain that wreaked havoc on agriculture and infrastructure in the state. One of the hardest-hit areas is the Salinas Valley, a large lettuce production area.

What's Really Driving Egg Prices 138% Higher in a Year?

Farm Action is asking the FTC to explore why the nation's largest egg company is seeing record-high profits while consumers pay record-high prices. Ag economists say the jump in egg prices is simply supply and demand.

Where Did China's Population Go, And What Does It Mean For China's Historically Strong Export Demand?

Officials in China now say the population sits at 1.4 billion, which came as a surprise to many economists and market analysts. The news draws concerns about what it means for demand both short- and long-term.

USDA's Reports Had an Even Bigger Surprise Than the 1.6 Million Acre Drop In Corn, and It Deals with Demand

USDA’s January reports last week sent some supply shocks to the market. The agency penciled in a 1.6 million-acre-drop to U.S. unharvested corn acres, but the bigger concern may be the trend of dropping demand.

Is Deere Pushing Electric Tractors? An Exclusive Interview With John Deere's CTO

Farm Journal had an exclusive interview with John Deere's CTO to set the record straight about the company's stance on electric equipment, as well as explore Deere's vision for the future of ag tech.

The Tech World Had The Chance To Meet Real Farmers At CES, And The Reaction Was Surprisingly Good

CES has traditionally been a show geared to consumers is one agriculture is playing a bigger role, the interest in agriculture’s story became a resounding theme, as John Deere connected consumer to farmers.

USDA Now Says The U.S. Lost 1.6 Million More Acres Of Corn In 2022, Where Did They Go?

A few surprises came out of USDA reports, including a 1.6 million acre drop in U.S. corn acres.  As a result, the U.S. crop balance sheets continued to tighten and corn and soybean prices shot up on Thursday.

Why Have Egg Prices Spiked 60% Since Last Year?

The Labor Department showed annual inflation cooled in December, with food prices up 0.3%. And while some food costs are showing improvement, the cost of eggs has spiked since last year.

Can You Now Repair Your Own John Deere Equipment?

The “right to repair” issue has been an ongoing hot topic, and now, a MOU between Deere & Co and AFBF means farmers will be able to repair their own equipment or use an independent technician.

What Is John Deere’s New ExactShot Planter Technology, And How Does It Work?

John Deere's ExactShot, unveiled during CES, uses sensors and robotics to place starter fertilizer precisely onto seeds as they are planted. The company claims the technology comes with a fertilizer savings of up to 60%.

Who's Really Behind All These Record Farmland Sales?

Farmers National Company released its 2023 land values report this week, showing land sold at auctions set records in several states with values across Corn Belt States seeing a year-to-year increase between 20% and 34%.

From Raising Cattle to Now Reindeer, How One Family is Sharing the Magic Of Christmas On Their Farm

The Prescott Family Reindeer Farm in southern Missouri is 240 acres rooted in a deep desire to give everyone a full Christmas experience. Cattle producers by trade, they decided to also add reindeer to their mix.

Ultimate Gift: FFA Members Restore Their Adviser's Family's Farmall As A Surprise Retirement Gift

When Badger FFA Adviser Larry Plapp decided to retire after 37 years of teaching, his students got to work restoring a Farmall tractor, but it wasn't just any tractor. The 1954 Super M-TA was Plapp's dad first tractor.

'Tis the Season to Bust the Biggest Christmas Tree Myths

Unlike reports of a Christmas tree shortage, the Real Christmas Tree Board, which is the checkoff for Christmas tree farmers, says growers from across the country have been able to meet the increasing demand.

Is the Great Financial Reset Now Underway?

The latest CPI shows that while inflation may be slowing, it still remains above the Fed's target. As inflation impacts farmers across their operation, Dan Basse looks at some of the concerns as farmers head into 2023.

The Night Devastation Hit: Recounting Stories from the Mayfield Tornado One Year Later

With some structures still standing but severely damaged, with just yards away other buildings barely touched, the calculus of destruction to this rural town was cruelly selective.

Is $30,000 Per Acre Farmland Now the New Norm or a Phenomenon?

Farmland sales continue to smash records. The latest is an Iowa land sale that came in at $30,000 per acre. Is it a trend or a one-time phenomenon?

What Really Propelled the Extreme Price Profitability in the Markets This Week?

Volatility was the headline in the commodity markets this week. From fears Russia was invading Poland to then news the U.N. Grain Deal would be extended,  the commodity markets saw extremes.

Expert Warns Key Herbicides Will be in Short Supply Again in 2023

From drought to supply chain issues, weed control proved to be a nightmare in some areas this year. One expert expects similar challenges in the new year, especially when it comes to herbicides in short supply.

A Possible Rail Strike is Quickly Approaching Unless Congress Steps In

Harvest is nearing the finish line, but as corn continues to pile up, there are renewed concerns about what a possible rail strike could mean for the grain industry, as well as fertilizer needs this fall.

Does Electrocuting Herbicide-Resistant Weeds Really Work? This Weed Scientist Now Has Proof

Herbicide-resistant weeds are a growing problem for farmers across the country, and as weed scientists search for a solution, Mizzou is testing out a weed zapper which electrocutes weeds.

How Much Is The Ukraine-Russia Grain Corridor Worth In The Markets? What This Week Revealed

The grain markets saw waves this week, and agricultural economists say it revealed just how much traders think the vital grain corridor in Russia and Ukraine is worth.

Is the U.S. Now Officially in a Recession?

Friday brought mixed news for the economy. So, is the U.S. officially in a recession? K-State economists say it's more important to watch changes in behaviors versus debating the definition of recession.

The McRib May Be On Its Farewell Tour, So We're Showing Love to the Birthplace of the Beloved McRib

News is circulating that it may be the last time McDonald's has the McRib on its menu. While a farewell tour may be underway, the University of Nebraska's Meat Sciences Department created the technology behind the McRib.

Did Illinois Just Unlock the Secret to Solving World Hunger?

Ending hunger worldwide may sound like a dream, but researchers at the University of Illinois are making great strides in turning that wish into a reality through the genetic engineering of plants.