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U.S. Suspends Pork Imports from Poland

The U.S. suspended pork imports from Poland last week after an outbreak of African Swine Fever in that country. Porkbusiness.com says the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service also has concerns over Polish...

Online Grocery Sales to Quadruple

Over the next five years, online grocery sales are expected to more than quadruple between now and 2023. More web-based options will become available and more consumers are expected to give it a try....

Casey’s Announces Partnership with Prime the Pump

The Casey’s General Store chain announced a new partnership with Prime the Pump, a Growth Energy partner and nonprofit organization dedicated to helping give more consumers E15 at their local pumps. Casey’s says it...

AEM Tops 1,000-Member Mark

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces it has officially surpassed the 1,000-member mark for 2018 with the latest round of company approvals by the AEM Membership Committee. “Peers and competitors, large to small, our...

Farm Real Estate Levels Remain Near Record Highs

Farm real estate values remain near record levels set in 2015, despite a significant drop in farm income and a weak farm economy. The Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service says the value of...

USCMA: Turkey and Poultry Trade Changes with Canada

In another win for U.S. agriculture, the upgraded North American Free Trade Agreement includes expanded access to the Canadian market for U.S. chicken and turkey products. Dairy stole the show in the negotiations, but...

ND FFA Chapter Finalist for Two Prestigious National Awards

The Center FFA chapter of Center, North Dakota has been chosen as a finalist in two areas of the 2018 National Premier Chapter Awards.  Their categories of qualification include: 1. Building Communities award; and 2. Growing...

September USDA Stocks Report Bearish

The USDA reported larger than expected inventories of corn, soybeans, and wheat in its September 1st Stocks Report, which analysts call bearish for the markets. The corn supplies came in at 2.14 billion bushels,...

House Agriculture Committee Holds Roundtable with Doud, McKinney to Discuss Ag Trade Agenda

House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (TX-11) and Ranking Member Collin Peterson (MN-7) made the following statement today after holding a roundtable with USTR Chief Agricultural Negotiator, Gregg Doud, and USDA Undersecretary for...

NCBA Contest Seeks Cowboy Poets

A talent in poetry will win one cattleman or woman a trip to the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans next February. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association is seeking...

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