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    • newTrade Looks For Guidance From Ag Forum
      Grain markets are slightly higher on short covering. The US Dollar is higher with crude a bit lower creating some headwinds for grains. Stock indices remain near all-time highs.
      - 15 hours ago, 22 Feb 17, 11:24am -
    • AgTech Upgrades Announced For Challenger MT600E Tractors
      AGCO Corporation has announced that its Challenger MT600E Series high horsepower tractors are getting a high-tech upgrade, with a new 9-inch touchscreen Tractor Management Center (TMC) terminal, along with full integration of onboard precision ag tec…
      - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 5:18pm -
    • U.S. Dairies: Blame Canada?
      Spoiling for Canada Fight, U.S. Dairies Push for Trump Deal (1)
      - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 4:26pm -
    • Runaway Bull in NYC Meets Untimely Demise
      A plucky bull escaped from a slaughterhouse and led police on a wild chase through the streets on Tuesday only to die on its way to a shelter.
      - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 3:18pm -
    • How China Could Unleash Its Farming Potential
      Here's one way to unleash the economic potential of rural China: implement reforms that encourage farmers to take out mortgages.
      - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 3:14pm -
    • The sunshine was brief
      - 1 day ago, 21 Feb 17, 3:12pm -
    • States Have the Final Say on Dicamba Use
      States Have the Final Say on Dicamba Use
      - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 2:05pm -
    • Brazil Soybean Harvest Jumps Last Week
      Grain markets are mixed with crude oil and the US Dollar stronger providing some lift. Palm oil in Malaysia closed lower as supplies increase. Stock indices set new highs in early trade.
      - 2 days ago, 21 Feb 17, 11:39am -
    • Iowa, Nebraska Echo National Decline in Number of Farms
      The U.S. Department of Agriculture says there were 500 fewer farms in Iowa last year and the average farm size rose slightly but the amount of total land in farms remained at 30.5 million acres.
      - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 9:33pm -
    • 4 Leadership Tips for New Managers
      If you ask 20 people to describe what leadership means, you’ll likely get 20 different answers. 
      - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 8:52pm -
    • The Dangers of a Vanilla Plan
      Determine who gets what in a succession plan, and communicate it clearly.
      - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 7:35pm -
    • Generic or Brand-Name Pesticides?
      Farmers faced with a fungicide, herbicide or insecticide application have more than one option – particularly as more and more generic inputs enter the market. They typically cost less than their name brand counterparts. But are they really a bette…
      - 2 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 6:24pm -
    • Frying Pan as Bearing Installation Tool
      Don't try this with your wife's frying pan.
      - 3 days ago, 20 Feb 17, 2:16am -
    • Number of Minnesota Farms Dips by 300 to 73,300 in 2016
      Minnesota has slightly fewer farms than a year ago but the ones that remain tend to be getting larger, following national trends.
      - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 17, 9:18pm -
    • Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain eating a bat
      - 3 days ago, 19 Feb 17, 8:17pm -
    • Bleak Midwinter -Not!
      Usually, mid-February has Midwest residents sharing that sentiment and hoping the occasional day in the 50’s is the first sign of spring. That is NOT a description of 2017, at least not in our neck of the woods. We’re looking at a string of 60-7…
      - 5 days ago, 18 Feb 17, 12:21am -
    • Grain Losing Streak Continues
      - 5 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 9:35pm -
    • Senate Confirms Pruitt to Head EPA
      The Senate narrowly confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, positioning the fierce critic of Obama-era climate rules to immediately begin undoing them.
      - 5 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 7:14pm -
    • Will This Climate Change Supercomputer Survive?
      A new supercomputer in the top coal-mining state has begun critical climate-change research with support from even some global warming doubters, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding for such programs.
      - 5 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 5:42pm -
    • What This Land Value Survey Revealed
      At the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, attendees got to see tons (literally and figuratively) of farm machinery. But that’s not all that was at the event, as Tyne Morgan, host of U.S. Farm Report, soon learned.
      - 5 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 5:18pm -
    • Feeling exhausted
      - 5 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 2:32pm -
    • A Snapshot of How 5 Premium Proteins are Raised
      Discriminating diners may willingly shell out for premium product, but it’s always nice to know what, exactly, you’re paying for. Here’s a peek behind the scenes at what goes into raising the animals that are destined to become some of the most…
      - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 2:02pm -
    • Risk Off As Long Weekend Nears
      Grain markets are lower ahead of a long holiday weekend. Markets will not trade Sunday night, or during the day session Monday. Grains will reopen at 7:00 PM CST Monday night.
      - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 11:35am -
    • Trump's Contempt for Trade Deals Spurs Anxiety: What's Next?
      Donald Trump is moving quickly to dismantle seven decades of American policy built on trade deals and multinational alliances that help fuel the U.S. and global economies.
      - 6 days ago, 17 Feb 17, 12:51am -
    • Chinese Scientist Convicted in GE Rice Theft Conspiracy
      A Chinese scientist was convicted on Thursday by a federal jury in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.
      - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 10:52pm -
    • Case IH Announces Next Wave of New Products
      Andreas Klauser, president of Case IH, says his company's philosophy was on display at the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show, when it announced several new products and technologies.
      - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 9:42pm -
    • Soy Gives Up Wednesday's Big Gains
      - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 9:20pm -
    • Why You'll Hear No 'Doom and Gloom' From This Ag Futurist
      “Presently, 99.9% of all things in the United States do not have cognition. Get ready folks, they’re going to start talking to each other. The Internet will move us in ways you never dreamed was possible.”
      - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 7:24pm -
    • Let’s Keep NAFTA Alive
      Altering NAFTA puts everything at risk—but a re-negotiation also presents the chance to make a good agreement better.
      - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 7:00pm -
    • Decision Time for Rented Land
      How to decide if ground is reducing your profitability.
      - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 5:02pm -
    • Famine???
      - 6 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 3:31pm -
    • Powerful Childhood Memories of New Tractor Being Delivered
      North Carolina High School Ag teacher shares memory of the day 35 years ago in 1982 when he got home from school to find a new John Deere 2940 tractor being delivered to their farm
      - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 1:13pm -
    • Investment Funds Recognize Cheap Grains
      Grain markets are lower on profit taking. The US Dollar is lower as investors look to government bonds as a safer bet. US stock markets help stocks around the world put in a strong performance.
      - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 12:02pm -
    • Four Generations of Quality and Tradition Gumz Farms 2-15 audio
      In today's show, I sit down with a fourth generation family farmer to talk about why their farm was chosen to be one of the finalists in the Top Producer of the Year contest.
      - 7 days ago, 16 Feb 17, 12:00pm -
    • Keeping California Wet (But Not Flooded) is Expensive
      Even with the massive water-management infrastructure built by the state of California and the federal government in the 1930s through 1970s, the state's really wet years remain really dangerous.
      - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 10:38pm -
    • Farmers DIY Seed Treatment
      Weigh the pros and cons of at-home treatment before making the investment.
      - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 9:38pm -
    • American Countryside: Flip This Town
      Most small towns in America are plagued with empty storefronts and a loss of historical significance. 
      - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 9:18pm -
    • Maxxum Series 2WD Tractors Return to Case IH Lineup
      Back by popular demand, Case IH is announcing a new line of Maxxum series 2WD tractors, with several models ranging from 116 HP to 145 HP, according to company officials. Cole Carling, Case IH Maxxum tractor marketing manager, says these models featu…
      - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 8:50pm -
    • It only hurts when I laugh
      - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 6:50pm -
    • John Deere Introduces Its Largest Air Cart Yet
      John Deere says it has responded to small-grain producers who want to drill more acres per day by debuting its largest air cart to-date, the C850. The cart has an 850 bu. carrying capacity, which is 55% larger than previous models.
      - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 6:04pm -
    • New Judicial Recommendation in Georgia-Florida Water Dispute
      A judicial official sided with Georgia in a decades-long dispute over water rights with Florida on Tuesday, recommending that the U.S. Supreme Court refuse Florida's high-stakes request to cap water use by its neighboring state.
      - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 4:18pm -
    • Farm Labor Uneasy Amid Trump Immigration Crackdown
      Recent raids by U.S. immigration authorities targeting undocumented immigrants are creating a wave of distress through America’s agricultural sector, an industry that’s heavily dependent on foreign workers.
      - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 3:12pm -
    • Land Sale of the Week: $11,600/acre in Eastern Iowa
      - 7 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 2:39pm -
    • Running low on fuel
      - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 2:05pm -
    • Stocks Indices Set New Highs
      Grain markets are lower as South American crop production estimates grow. The US Dollar is higher and crude oil lower creating headwinds for the grain complex. Stock indices continue to set new all time highs.
      - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 11:42am -
    • Planter Prep
      Odds and ends to consider when prepping planters.
      - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 1:45am -
    • Rare IHC 4156 4WD Tractor
      Rare IHC 4156 4WD tractor finds Machinery Pete
      - 8 days ago, 15 Feb 17, 1:23am -
    • Russian Oligarch Buys Black Earth Farming for $184 Million
      Since 2005, Swedish-backed Black Earth Farming has emerged as a major landowner in southwest Russia, holding more than 600,000 acres (244,000 hectares) as of 2015. But yesterday, the company announced it has entered into an agreement to sell its Russ…
      - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 10:26pm -
    • Do sinking Chinese Hog Margins Spell Problems for Soy Prices?
      - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 9:58pm -
    • Why Winter Wheat is at Risk in the Great Plains
      “If it gets too cold, too fast, especially if there’s not time for the crop to re-acclimate, it can cause some damage,” said Romulo Lollato, a wheat and forage specialist at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas.
      - 8 days ago, 14 Feb 17, 8:42pm -

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