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Fertilizer limits could cost billions

The lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency over fertilizer runoff in the Mississippi River Basin could have a costly impact on farmers and ag retailers. FULL STORY »

Corn planting continues at exceptional rate

Farmers in the top 18 corn-producing states have once again taken advantage of the drier weather, according to the USDA’s Crop Progress report released Tuesday afternoon. FULL STORY »

To some people’s surprise, cottonseed prices have come down

Lower cotton acreages, a persistent Texas drought and a recent dip in cottonseed prices add up to the following advice for dairy producers: check prices now and consider locking in at reasonable prices for the balance of 2012. FULL STORY »

Pessimism mixed into hay price projections

Hay prices should ease this year for producers in the Western states. That’s the word from Seth Hoyt, hay market analyst, who spoke at World Ag Expo on Feb. 14 FULL STORY »

What is to blame for the recent collapse of corn prices?

The grain markets were rising from mid-December until the USDA’s Final 2011 Crop Production Report, Supply Demand Report, and Quarterly Grain Stocks Report, which were all released on Jan. 12. FULL STORY »

Demand for whole cottonseed remains strong

Total U.S. cottonseed production in 2011 was 5.312 million tons, down from 6 million tons in 2010. FULL STORY »

Big corn harvest could bring relief in 2012

For dairy farmers and other livestock producers burdened by high feed costs over the past year, 2012 may bring some relief — if they can wait until next fall. FULL STORY »

Dry weather in the Upper Midwest reduces mycotoxin threat

Last year at this time, there was concern in the Upper Midwest about mycotoxins in the feed because it was quite rainy before the corn and corn silage harvests. FULL STORY »

Precision feeding of trace minerals

A new dimension has been added to precision feeding. FULL STORY »

Algae the next cattle feed

Algae has drawn a lot of attention lately. Its potential for the biofuels industry, as well as the dairy industry, is bright. FULL STORY »

Severe drought in South will reduce cottonseed supplies

Extreme drought across Texas and the South is expected to decimate a significant portion of the 2011 cotton crop, causing experts to lower previously optimistic forecasts for cottonseed supplies. FULL STORY »

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