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Sugar Farmers Impressed by Trump’s Farm Bureau Speech

Sugar producers’ biggest concerns heading into 2018 revolve around the Farm Bill and trade – specifically keeping America’s no-cost sugar policy strong and making sure heavily subsidized foreign sugar industries don’t bankrupt U.S. farms...

Corn Farmers Encouraged to Plant a Refuge to Preserve Bt Technology

Corn growers in southern areas of the U.S. will pull their planters out of the shed and into the field in only a few short weeks. Bt corn will be planted on millions of...

CommonGround Volunteer Introduces Consumers to Plant Breeding Innovation

For more than seven years, CommonGround volunteers have served as resources for consumers who have questions about how their food is grown. In a newly-released video, CommonGround Iowa volunteer Sara Ross shares her perspective...

Monsanto Forecasts 40 Million Acres of Roundup Ready 2 Xtend Soybeans in 2018

Monsanto, the world’s largest seed and ag chemical company says it expects U.S. farmers will plant 40 million acres of its dicamba-tolerant GMO soybeans this year, double the 2017 total and equal to four...

Wheat Farmers Calling for Swift Reauthorization of the Farm Bill

Recent extreme winter conditions in major wheat producing states re-affirm the need for a 2018 Farm Bill and strong federal crop insurance program. According to Radiant Solutions, a data collection and analysis company based in Herndon,...

Getting Healthy: A New Year’s Resolution…for Soil and Business

As we prepare to ring in 2018, “getting healthy” will be a common New Year’s Resolution among millions of people. But for farmers, the New Year is also an opportunity to set goals for...

Grain Dealers to Gather in Fargo for 106th Convention and Industry Show

The North Dakota Grain Dealers Association will hold its 106th Annual Convention & Industry Show at the Fargo Holiday Inn January 14-16, 2018.  Approximately 900 people are expected for the event, consisting of grain...

Commodity Classic Early Registration Discount Ends January 11

Only a few days remain to take advantage of early registration discounts for the 2018 Commodity Classic to be held Tuesday, February 27 through March 1, 2018 in Anaheim, California. Thursday, January 11, 2018,...

University of Minnesota Research Shows Annual Ryegrass Is a Win to Offset Winterkill in...

Meet alfalfa, a perennial legume used mainly as high-quality feed for dairy cattle. Alfalfa is also used as feed for beef cattle, horses, sheep, and goats. It’s high in protein (16-20% crude protein). It...

New “National Pesticide Safety Education Month” Will Focus on Safe Pesticide Handling

Today, scientists with the Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) joined with the American Phytopathological Society (APS) and the Entomological Society of America (ESA) to announce the first annual National Pesticide Safety Education Month...

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