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    • The American Farm Bureau Federation outlined what rural America needs from the next farm bill during a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing this week. Micheal Clements has more.

      Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:57:00 EST

    • Reports are coming in about the severe drought that is plaguing farmers in the Dakotas and other parts of the Midwest. I was just in Iowa, where the corn was shriveling up from lack of rain.

      Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:44:00 EST

    • August is a time when Congress closes its doors and lawmakers pack their bags and head back to their districts for some one-on-one time with folks like you.

      Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:19:00 EST

    • A recently introduced bill would provide a much-needed delay to the problematic electronic logging device mandate for certain drivers, which is set to go into effect in December, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation.

      Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:49:00 EST

    • IDEAg Group, LLC. will host the annual Minnesota Farmfest Aug. 1-3, at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.

      Tue, 25 Jul 2017 18:47:00 EST

    • Congress must counter a steep, four-year drop in commodity prices that has left farmers and ranchers in worse shape than any time since the farm depression of the 1980s, Kentucky Farm Bureau President Mark Haney told the Senate Agriculture Committee today.

      Tue, 25 Jul 2017 15:32:00 EST

    • Following an increase in stock-to-use levels in 2016/17, and given USDA projections for total use to decline 1.5 percent in 2017/18, the fundamentals driving the corn market at this point in the growing season are weather-driven supply expectations, more commonly known as mother nature.

      Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:23:00 EST

    • Explore the details of the U.S., Mexico, and Canada live cattle and beef trade.

      Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:47:00 EST

    • In most recent years, Mexico has been the top export destination for U.S. corn, with Japan serving as a close second. Which market is the top destination tends to be a function of timing, exportable supplies from competing producing nations and exchanges rates. Whether Mexico ranks number one or number two in a given year, it is a market of critical importance for U.S. corn. Since NAFTA came into effect in 1994, the U.S. has exported more than 163 million metric tons of U.S. corn, valued at nearly $30 billion, to Mexico. Exports have grown more than 7,100 percent by value and more than 4,700 percent by volume since 1993.

      Thu, 20 Jul 2017 17:15:00 EST

    • The IDEAg Group, LLC., producer of the IDEAg Minnesota Farmfest, announces the return of the Farm Bureau Financial Services Media Center at this year’s show, scheduled for Aug. 1-3, at the Gilfillan Estate in Redwood Falls, Minnesota.

      Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:51:00 EST

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