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India might soon become even more important to the world’s sugar traders.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Farming has always been stressful, but recently it’s been more so.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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…
GENOA CITY, Wis. – Jennifer Poltermann says she doesn’t sit in a tractor cab. But she does sit in front of a farm computer.
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.
Editor’s note: The following was written by Alejandro Plastina, Iowa State University Extension economist, for the January 2018 ISU Ag Decision Maker newsletter.
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.
Some of Ukraine’s biggest corn growers are reluctant to expand production even though prices have recovered to an 18-month high.
DES MOINES — Another year of profitability looks to be in the future for U.S. pork producers.
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.
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.
Two large U.S. food distributors added to a string of lawsuits that accuse chicken companies of illegally conspiring to raise poultry prices.