Agriculture, raise your voices!

Consumers have learned to forgive and move on when other professions break their trust, but when it comes to agriculture, there’s no such luck. FULL STORY »

Lighter Side: Grilled pig tails, anyone?

That’s just one of the recipes in Jamie Bissonnette’s “The New Charcuterie Cookbook.” If you have a flair for the unusual, this cookbook is for you. FULL STORY »

Photo of the day: ‘March of the baby pigs’

For Anthony Stateler, a sixth generation hog farm from Ohio, there’s nothing quite like moving pigs from the truck to the pen in what he called the “march of the baby pigs:” FULL STORY »

Corn, soybean crops get even bigger

On the heels of corn harvest, the USDA has raised its forecast for 2014 corn production to record prospects. FULL STORY »

Thursday's USDA reports generally bearish for crop markets

Corn futures reacted weakly to today’s USDA reports. The USDA’s September Crop Production and WASDE reports seemingly held bearish implications for the corn outlook, since futures built upon early losses in the wake of the news. FULL STORY »

USDA drops 2014 pork production

Despite heavy weights, pork production was lowered due to a reduction in hog slaughter. FULL STORY »

Is there room for improved farm production efficiency?

Traditionally, farmers and other business managers use a measure of production, cost or profit to evaluate overall economic progress. FULL STORY »

Iowa creates plan to reduce pollution due to agricultural run-off

During the last week in August attention to the issue of water quality and the need to reduce the levels of nitrogen and phosphorus from entering US waterways moved from Ohio and the Chesapeake Bay to Iowa and its contribution to the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Back to the basics

As a new report details the staggering impact of data showing two-thirds of Americans to be overweight or obese, it’s time to consider the root cause — and to embrace the obvious solution. FULL STORY »

Wal-Mart joins U.S. crop-tour fever seeking food chain edge

Retail giant Wal-Mart joined a group of volunteers counting corn ears and soybean pods in fields in the United States recently in a clear sign traditional crop tours are expanding their appeal from farmers and traders to all those with a stake in the U.S. food chain. FULL STORY »

Ag markets posted mixed closes ahead of Thursday's USDA reports

Traders were looking forward to Thursday’s USDA reports Wednesday. Expectations for a massive corn harvest have weighed heavily upon the market this summer. FULL STORY »

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