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Producers drive change at DCHA annual conference

U.S. calf and heifer growers learn new strategies in dairy management during annual event – hosted by producers April 1-3 in Green Bay, Wis. FULL STORY »

Major support of federal GMO labeling bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA), National Corn Growers Association and American Farm Bureau Federation quickly announced their individual support of new federal legislation introduced Wednesday to establish a federal voluntary labeling standard for foods made with genetically modified (GM) crops. Several other farm organizations have followed suit. FULL STORY »

Ag markets were widely mixed Wednesday

Corn futures couldn’t sustain their bullish reaction to the WASDE report. CBOT traders were expecting today’s WASDE report to boost nearby corn prices. FULL STORY »

USDA forecasts more milk, higher prices in 2014

According to the USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, milk prices and production are both expected to climb in 2014, but feed costs are expected to increase, too. FULL STORY »

More uses for corn forage: Grazing, baling, silage

NDSU’s Dickinson Research Center told producers unharvested forage corn can now be used for grazing livestock late last year, but that’s not where its uses stop. FULL STORY »

Farm Bureau calls for tax changes

Farmers and ranchers need tax certainty to thrive in a modern economy, and making permanent deductions that expired in 2013 is a good first step, the American Farm Bureau Federation told the House Ways and Means Committee Wednesday. FULL STORY »

Four honored at NIAA conference

Dr. Richard Raymond, Colorado; Dr. Hailu Kinde, California; Dr. Karen Jordan, North Carolina; and Jim Fraley, Illinois; -were asked to step into the spotlight at the National Institute for Animal Agriculture during the organization's annual conference on Tuesday, April 1, in Omaha, Nebraska. FULL STORY »

Ask before seeding a new forage stand

In order to reap the benefits of what you sow, there are a few questions you should ask in regards to seeding a new forage. Identifying weed issues prior to planting is vital as is knowing the soil conditions and your timeline for your forage stand. FULL STORY »

Ag markets are struggling to sustain their bullish report reactio

The WASDE report roiled the corn market. Late gains suggested traders were expecting today’s WASDE report to boost nearby corn prices. FULL STORY »

Consistent hay and cattle patterns

Not all relationships hold cleanly over time. One way to keep some perspective and some sanity when trying to evaluate markets is to look for consistency. Are higher calf prices leading to more replacement heifers? Yes. Is the heifer mix on feed lower too? Yes. Thus, there are consistent indicators of expansion. Are the latest hay statistics also consistent with expansion? Here are some thoughts. FULL STORY »

WASDE: Corn prices climb but stay under $5

The USDA’s latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report shows a slight uptick in corn prices, a 125-million-bushel increase in projected corn exports and a 9 percent drop in corn stocks. FULL STORY »

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