The U.S. hog herd has gotten smaller, but there are some signs that contraction might be slowing down. The USDA says there were 73.8 million hogs and pigs in the U.S. on September 1st, 2022, up 2% from June 1st, but down 1% from... Read More.
Milk futures were mostly down and cash dairy prices were down except for cheese barrels Thursday on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. October Class III milk was up $0.09 at $21.94. November was down $0.11 at $20.81. December was down $0.24 at $20.50. January was... Read More.
Minnesota is taking steps to limit the spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza. Governor Walz signed an executive order Wednesday that temporarily removes certain truck weight restrictions. He says the move will assist in depopulation efforts, transporting uninfected animals to processing facilities, and maintaining adequate supplies... Read More.
The farmland market is expected to remain strong going into 2023. Compeer Financial senior real estate appraiser Bill Mergen says he anticipates high bids at farm auctions this fall and winter despite rising interest rates. “I just talked to a banker and the 30-year fixed rate... Read More.
A southeast Wisconsin farmer is starting corn harvest today. Andy Wyse grows 100% non-GMO corn, soybeans, winter wheat and alfalfa outside of Neosho, an area that he says had good weather this growing season. “We didn’t start until about the 8th of May this year... Read More.
A child was killed in a Wisconsin farm accident Wednesday evening. Dunn County Sheriff Kevin Bygd says a four-year-old died at a farm in the Town of Peru near Durand shortly after 8 pm. The preliminary investigation shows that a skid steer was being... Read More.
A western Iowa farmer has had better than expected yields this harvest, but says inputs for next year are top of mind. Kevin Ross of Minden says he’s keeping a close eye on fertilizer costs. “The early fall numbers were higher than where we... Read More.
A fuel economist says the nation’s diesel supply shouldn’t face any disruptions from Hurricane Ian. GasBuddy’s Patrick De Haan tells Brownfield, “Initially, Hurricane Ian was likely to affect an area including the Florida Panhandle, maybe brushing refineries in Louisiana,” he said. “But the good... Read More.
State ag directors, commissioners, and secretaries from across the nation are discussing ag and food policy issues at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture Annual Meeting. NASDA CEO Ted McKinney says “regional breakouts are occurring and we’re covering everything from how you... Read More.
Nearly three-quarters of Nebraska’s corn crop is irrigated, and the head of the state’s corn board says Mother Nature has likely reduced top-end yields. Kelly Brunkhorst tells Brownfield farmers could see a 10 to 20 percent loss. “This year with some of the storms... Read More.
Western Kansas farmer David Schemm says timely rains have created near ideal planting conditions for his winter wheat crop. “We were a little cautious. Some of the area farmers started a little early this year, but we were cautious because of getting it... Read More.
CROPLAN seed product manager Jeff Osterhaus says farmers need more sophisticated data to unlock the full potential of the hybrids in their fields. This week, he explains how CROPLAN delivers with response-to scores from Answer Plot that cannot be found anywhere else. ...