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Ag markets proved decidedly mixed Tuesday morning

Crop futures are reacting to the Export Inspections data. Talk of harvest delays and production losses appears to be supporting the corn market at this point. FULL STORY »

DHM Numbers: Western dairy replacement auctions recapped

A summary of October dairy replacement auctions held in western states FULL STORY »

Help farmers cope with harvest stress

Farm life with its country setting often is idealized, but as the complications and pace of agriculture have increased, so have the physical and mental demands on farmers. FULL STORY »

A steady pace of cellulosic ethanol research

At the Agricultural Research Service’s Bioenergy Research Unit in Peoria, Illinois, field work and bench investigations keep ARS scientists on the scientific front lines of converting biomass into cellulosic ethanol. FULL STORY »

Farm safety first: Take steps now to prevent accidents later Play video

A few simple precautions and a little bit of common sense can go a long way toward helping prevent farm-related accidents and injuries, especially at harvest time, two Purdue University agricultural educators say. FULL STORY »

How many acres of corn are needed in 2015?

Providing direction for planted acreage requires anticipating the level of old crop inventories available for the upcoming marketing year, the magnitude of consumption during the upcoming marketing year, the likely average yield, and the desired level of year-ending stocks. For corn, these factors all currently suggest that fewer acres of corn will likely be needed in the U.S. in 2015. FULL STORY »

Dairy markets: Butter market tumbles

Class III futures prices saw the largest movement lower in November-December 2014, seemingly impacted by what was going on in butter and Class IV yesterday. FULL STORY »

Update on corn Shredlage® for dairy cows

Interest in Shredlage® continues to grow. Researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison recently completed a second controlled feeding experiment at the UW-Madison’s Arlington dairy research farm. This Q & A provides an update on corn Shredlage based on the experiment results. FULL STORY »

Chobani's search for non-GMO fed herds could require 225,000 cows

Chobani announced on its blog last week that it was partnering with Green America in opening an organic yogurt line in 2015 and exploring GMO-free conventional yogurt. FULL STORY »

Monday's CME Dairy Market Recap

Producer margins took a hit Monday as front-month contracts in both Class III and Class IV milk sold off sharply, while the grain complex rallied. FULL STORY »

Ag markets posted an impressive showing Monday

Crop futures rallied strongly Monday. The corn and bean markets ended last week badly, but they staged an impressive comeback today. FULL STORY »

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