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Tyson: Higher Freight Costs Will Push Up Consumer Prices

Tyson said the rising cost of freight is starting to put pressure on all of its businesses. That means consumers will eventually feel that pressure in the form of higher prices for all its...

Wheat Growers Name Montana Senator Steve Daines as Wheat Leader of the Year

Today, the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) officially recognized Senator Steve Daines (MT-R) as the 2017 Wheat Leader of the Year. NAWG President and Outlook, Montana farmer Gordon Stoner, presented Senator Daines with...

Perdue, Goodlatte on Immigration Reform for Ag

Immigration reform was one of the topics on the table at the hearing on the state of the rural economy, held Tuesday in Washington, D.C. Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) asked Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue about...

Groups Want Injunction Against WOTUS Rule

The National Pork Producers Council and a diverse coalition of agricultural and business groups late yesterday – in the case American Farm Bureau Federation, et. al. vs. the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency – filed...

National Wheat Foundation Announces Wheat Value Chain Education Event on Capitol Hill

Between record low commodity prices, extreme natural disasters, and unfair trade practices in the global marketplace, wheat growers across the country have experienced a multitude of challenges the past couple of years. To educate...

Minnesota Farmers Union says Representatives, Senators Must Protect Section 199A Tax Deduction

A Message from Gary Wertish, Minnesota Farmers Union President Minnesota Farmers Union has deep roots in the cooperative movement. Its 1918 start in Jackson County, where men and women of Farmers Union bent their shoulders into...

January Ag Economy Barometer Results

The Purdue University-CME Group Ag Economy Barometer turned higher for January, showing some optimism among farmers and ranchers. After trending lower in late 2017, the monthly survey of 400 agricultural producers from across the...

Farmers National Company Reports Increase in Land Listings, Price

While research suggests that there has been less farm and ranch land for sale than usual over the past few years, Farmers National Company is reporting a 50 percent increase in listings. Experts say...

ADM, Bungee Talks Advancing

Talks between ADM and Bungee are advancing, and ADM says it could reach an agreement to purchase Bungee as soon as this week. Archer Daniels Midland, or ADM, proposed a takeover of Bunge last...
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Precision Ag Bill Seeks to Resolve Connectivity Issues

The Precision Agriculture Connectivity Act of 2018 would create a task force to evaluate high speed internet access on cropland and ranchland related to precision agriculture technologies. Supported by the Ag Broadband Coalition, which...

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