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Indian exports threaten white sugar's premium as crops recover

February 6, 2018 - 6:58pm
India might soon become even more important to the world’s sugar traders.
Categories: Farm News

Pork association awards scholarships

February 6, 2018 - 1:00am
The Wisconsin Pork Association awarded several scholarships at its annual meeting February 1 in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. Sixteen high school seniors and college students were awarded more than $6,000 in scholarships.
Categories: Farm News

Holstein-calf project underway

February 6, 2018 - 1:00am
The Chippewa County Holstein Breeders is sponsoring a Chippewa County Calf Project to provide youths with the opportunity to own registered Holsteins. Loan funds of up to $1,500, at no interest, are being made available to youth to buy calves.
Categories: Farm News

Culver’s project surpasses $1.7 million

February 6, 2018 - 1:00am
The global population is expected to increase from 7.6 billion to 9.8 billion by 2050. The world needs to rise to the challenge of feeding 29 percent more people using the same amounts of today’s land and water. Those responsible…
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ADM is said in advanced talks to buy commodity trader Bunge

February 5, 2018 - 10:16am
Archer Daniels Midland Co. is in advanced talks to acquire commodity trader Bunge Ltd., accelerating the pace of consolidation in the global grain-trading industry, according to people familiar with the matter.
Categories: Farm News

Pull together in times of stress

February 5, 2018 - 1:00am
Farming has always been stressful, but recently it’s been more so.
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China to probe U.S. sorghum subsidies, adding to trade tensions

February 4, 2018 - 4:32pm
China said it started a one-year anti-subsidy investigation into grain sorghum imported from the U.S., further fueling trade tensions between the world’s two biggest economies.
Categories: Farm News

United Cooperative donates to school

February 4, 2018 - 1:00am
Vocational agriculture students at Marshall Public Schools are raising $40,000 to move their learning with animals from a parking lot to a community-funded animal-learning lab. United Cooperative recently provided $2,000 to the fundraising for the Marshall Public Schools animal-learning lab.
Categories: Farm News

Farmer thrives with no-till crop and livestock diversity

February 3, 2018 - 11:45am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — David Wessel is living proof that farmers without huge spreads can make a living the old-fashioned way. The key, he believes, lies in efficient diversity.
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Proper pregnant-ewe nutrition vital

February 3, 2018 - 9:27am
Feeding ewes the proper nutrition required in late pregnancy is vital to ensure the mother has enough colostrum for the newborn lamb. Nutrition also influences lamb birth weights and subsequent growth rates. During the final six to eight weeks before…
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China's food giant emerges as Leading exporter of Brazil soy

February 3, 2018 - 7:14am
Cofco International Ltd. has already overtaken some of the world’s oldest agricultural traders to become one of the biggest shippers of soybeans in Brazil, the top exporter. Now, the Chinese food giant is considering acquisitions that would extend its position…
Categories: Farm News

Farmer reaches out to world

February 3, 2018 - 1:00am
GENOA CITY, Wis. – Jennifer Poltermann says she doesn’t sit in a tractor cab. But she does sit in front of a farm computer.
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Midwest farmers share worries, strategies for balancing budgets

February 2, 2018 - 9:05am
Like many farmers weathering a period of stagnant grain prices, Tyler Triola is looking to squeeze as much profit out of his operation as possible this year.
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Soybean, corn costs per acre to fall slightly in 2018: Report

February 2, 2018 - 8:40am
Editor’s note: The following was written by Alejandro Plastina, Iowa State University Extension economist, for the January 2018 ISU Ag Decision Maker newsletter.
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Farm finances show fuel and labor costs up, chemicals down

February 2, 2018 - 8:35am
Rising fuel costs will likely increase the cost of production for farmers this year. Luckily, decreases in other crop inputs should offset those higher fuel costs.
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Ukraine farms wary of planting more corn even as price recovers

February 2, 2018 - 7:37am
Some of Ukraine’s biggest corn growers are reluctant to expand production even though prices have recovered to an 18-month high.
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Economist offers 2018 production outlook to Pork Congress

February 2, 2018 - 6:00am
DES MOINES — Another year of profitability looks to be in the future for U.S. pork producers.
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Refiner bankruptcy boosts bid to fix Trump's biofuel problem

February 1, 2018 - 5:16pm
The bankruptcy of Philadelphia Energy Solutions LLC, the biggest refiner on the U.S. East Coast, has invigorated efforts to overhaul a 13-year-old federal program promoting biofuels that has drawn bitter criticism from the oil industry.
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DowDuPont forecast trails estimates as ag sales face 'Tough go'

February 1, 2018 - 11:36am
DowDuPont Inc., created from the world’s biggest chemical merger, disappointed investors with lower-than-expected profit forecasts as it prepares to split into three independent companies next year.
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Chicken company stock prices fall as another lawsuit alleges price fixing

February 1, 2018 - 10:58am
Two large U.S. food distributors added to a string of lawsuits that accuse chicken companies of illegally conspiring to raise poultry prices.
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