Study shows animal ag's demand for soybeans is growing
Soybean farmers realize that animal agriculture in the United States is a major economic driver of soybean usage. In fact, animal ag is the soybean industry's No. 1 customer. FULL STORY »
Conservation Stewardship apps due Jan. 17
The popular Conservation Stewardship program is seeking producer participation. Through the program farmers have access to additional assistance to help them conserve resources. FULL STORY »
What are you doing about all the beans you’re storing?
Corn has been relegated to a supply-driven market after five years of increasing demand. However, soybeans are still in a demand-driven market and are begging for attention, even though the lofty levels of last year’s short supply are now history. FULL STORY »
Study aids fermented soybean meal diets for weanling pigs
To aid in the formulation of diets containing fermented soybean meal, researchers at the University of Illinois have determined the digestibility of energy and amino acids in this ingredient. FULL STORY »
Thinking 'oops' as corn prices drop and insurance set?
As of last Thursday, the October price discovery period for crop insurance on corn and soybeans will be complete, and the harvest price option will be known and in the history books. Will you benefit from that? FULL STORY »
Cooney: Weaner breakevens significantly higher
A $4.30 increase in hog futures last week drove a $7.86 per head increase in the weaner pig breakeven. The number of reported weaner pigs sold on a formula basis was below average with 40,320 head being reported. FULL STORY »
Missouri River will not rescue Mississippi River in 2013
Think back to late in 2012 when the Mississippi River was at a low water level, and emergency measures were being taken to keep barges southbound with corn and soybeans for export. We may have déjà vu all over again. FULL STORY »
API files suit against ethanol mandate
The American Petroleum Institute has asked a federal appeals court to review EPA's 2013 renewable fuels standards, saying the rule is "unrealistic." The ethanol industry rejected the charge. FULL STORY »
- Commentary: Ag’s leading role in the international marketplace
- Most crop futures are starting Thursday on a strong note
- Surging soy prices sparked a broad crop-market advance Wednesday
- Farrow-to-finish margins tumble
- Goodwill Ambassadors for Family Farming recognized
- The World Series of ag: What inning is your business in?