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2017 March 3
Tim Burrack kept moving from session to session at the USDA Outlook Forum looking for some light at the end of the tunnel for commodity farmers. Whether it was income forecasts or the growing production strength in South America, Burrack eventually had to speak up and question the outlook for U.
by DTN
2017 March 3
Twenty-one Kansas witnesses made suggestions to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and ranking member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) on how to make changes to the farm bill to address much more difficult times than when the 2008 and 2014 farm bills were passed.
2017 March 3
The International Longshoremen’s Association (ILA) announced Feb. 21 that its members were planning a one-day work stoppage in response to growing concerns among union workers that their livelihoods are being threatened by overregulation and job losses due to non-union labor and automation.
2017 March 3
“Good producers manage production to the best of their ability; top producers manage the financial components of their business in the same manner,” said Heather Gessner, South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist.
by WLJ
2017 March 3
The young leaders include 10 Student Advisory Team members and 19 Campus Ambassadors. These students represent 29 schools in 25 states. During their year of service, these students will interact with agribusiness leaders, campus faculty and fellow students as they represent AFA.
by USDA
2017 March 3
for March are as follows: • 1.5 percent with 3-year loan terms, unchanged from February; • 1.875 percent with 5-year loan terms, down from 2 percent in February; • 2.25 percent with 7-year loan terms, unchanged February; • 2.5 percent with 10-year loan terms, unchanged from February; and.
by DTN
2017 March 3
Of course, Polk’s responsibility for the Mexican War (1846-1848) has long been a benchmark of American history. On the other hand, it’s way too early in the Trump administration to know if his aggressive saber rattling will actually trigger a major trade war with our neighbor to the south.
2017 March 3
As NDSU Extension’s bioenergy economics specialist, I have a particular interest in corn given its dominant role as a feedstock for U.S. ethanol production, as well as its role as a predictor for the fortunes of American farmers (including those who don’t grow the crop).
by WLJ
2017 March 3
Everybody knows bull calves sell at least $5/cwt. back of steers at weaning, and the discount grows for any still intact as yearlings. That’s because virtually all of them are bound for the feedyard, where steers are the rule. The only question revolves around when the bulls become steers.
2017 March 3
The cash fed cattle markets were off to the races last week with continued optimism. The prior week’s $122-125 live and $194-196 dressed was handily bypassed by last week’s $124-127.50 live and $200-205 dressed prices. To top it off, by close of trade Thursday, over 130,500 head had been confirmed sold on the negotiated cash market.


2017 March 3
Corps of Engineers; Jo-Ellen Darcy) to review WOTUS. The pair is ordered to ensure the nation’s navigable waters are protected, but also to promote economic growth, minimize economic uncertainty, and show “due regard for the roles of the Congress and the States under the Constitution” in their examination.


2017 March 3
On Feb. 28, the House Agriculture Committee’s subcommittee on conservation and forestry held its first hearing on the farm bill. That hearing included testimony from a panel of witnesses that included farmers and ranchers outlining their views on the importance and effectiveness of conservation policies.


2017 March 3
Proper bull management is necessary for successful breeding programs. Monitoring the health of bulls prior to and during breeding season can improve a producer’s chances of having a successful calf crop. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service photo by Adam Russell.


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