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What low commodity prices might mean for future farm bill

The director of University of Missouri’s Food and Ag Policy Research Institute says lower commodity prices have mixed implications for farm programs in the farm bill. Pat Westhoff says “the existing programs might be more likely to kick in and start to pay if... Read More.

Commissioners elected for Kansas Commodity Commissions

The Kansas Department of Agriculture has released election results for the five grain commodity commissions in the central region of the state. KDA says the commissions, including corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers, and wheat, serve the state’s ag industry by managing their crop’s research... Read More.

Farmers attending Commodity Classic concerned about tighter margins

Farmers attending Commodity Classic are concerned about tighter margins in 2024. Ryan Mackenthun grows corn and soybeans in central Minnesota and says crop budgets look a lot different compared to the past few years. “We’re putting inputs in at probably the biggest deficit we have... Read More.

Low commodity prices contribute to negative Mainstreet economy

The latest Rural Mainstreet Index has sunk below growth neutral for a sixth straight month. Creighton University economist Ernie Goss says lower agricultural commodity prices has been the biggest factor. “It’s the top risk at least according to the bankers. “Now they’re not farmers... Read More.

Biomass-based diesel shifting from a commodity to premium product

A governing board member for Clean Fuels Alliance America says the growing biodiesel and renewable diesel industry has been bringing added value to farming operations. Dave Walton, who also raises soybeans, corn, alfalfa, and mixed hay and pastures in eastern Iowa, says the value... Read More.

Commodity Classic

Brownfield’s Meghan Grebner, Carah Hart, Mark Dorenkamp, Parker Schulte and Cyndi Young will be in Houston, Texas February 28 – March 3, 2024 covering Commodity Classic. ... Commodity Classic

The Next TEFAP Commodity Distribution is Sunday, March 26

HUTCHINSON, Kan. - The next TEFAP commodity distribution is from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the KMS Warehouse at 3401 E. 4th. This program is for low-income people of all ages (please note the income guidelines on the flyer).TEFAP commodities... Read More.