Prevent the spread of invasive species
The USDA has proclaimed April as Invasive Plant Pest and Disease Awareness Month. Here are some tips to prevent the spread of noxious weeds and bugs to your area and other regions of the country. FULL STORY »
DHM Markets/Marketers: CME, fluid sales, replacements
Today's post recaps cash CME, February fluid sales and replacement cow/heifer auctions. FULL STORY »
Grain, soy futures dipped while other markets firmed Friday p.m.
Big soy losses seemed to weigh on corn futures Friday. The soy complex dipped Thursday night, then declined farther Friday morning as traders continued reacting to news of big Chinese soy shipment cancellations. FULL STORY »
Ag markets generally firmed Friday morning
Big soy losses seem to be weighing on corn futures. The soy complex dipped Thursday night, then declined farther this morning as traders tried continued reacting to news of big Chinese soy shipment cancellations. FULL STORY »
What could an employee handbook do for your farm?
Producers often express an interest in developing employee handbooks for their farms to add some protection to their human resource management. FULL STORY »
Missouri bill recognizes dairy plight
This week, the Missouri House of Representatives passed the “Missouri Dairy Revitalization Act of 2014,” a bill that could help the future of the state’s dairy farming. FULL STORY »
Alfalfa’s benefits to livestock, soil worth the work
Soil testing is a necessity to reap the benefits of growing alfalfa for hay, said Dirk Philipp, assistant professor with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. FULL STORY »
Improve reproductive management to improve bottom line
Livestock producers whose herds have poor reproductive success earn less and have higher production costs per head than those whose herds reproduce successfully, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. FULL STORY »
China's corn rejections cost companies $427 million
China has rejected nearly 1.45 million tons of U.S. corn shipments since late last year, according to a U.S. grain industry association, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. FULL STORY »
Ag markets began Friday in mixed fashion
Potential planting delays may be supporting corn futures. The soy and wheat complexes dipped Thursday night, but the corn market posted modest gains. FULL STORY »
WASDE: Projections, futures prices in alignment, for now
Milk futures prices tumbled in a week that saw a bullish USDA dairy forecast, but if the market decline stops, the USDA projections and Chicago Mercantile Exchange Class III/IV prices will be somewhat in alignment. FULL STORY »
- Will tornado alley come alive this weekend?
- Ag markets proved rather volatile again Thursday
- DHM Markets/Marketers: Cow culling lags; Pennsylvania heifers
- Farm Bureau fights EPA, tells members to ‘ditch the rule’
- How are you using incentive programs on your farm?
- Food waste-to-energy converter introduced at UC Davis