Written by NAICC President Steve Hoffman
Midwestern bank CEOs have curbed their bearish outlook for farmland values…at least by a little, according to Creighton University’s latest Rural Mainstreet Index.
It's an historical day for the United States as the first round of negotiations to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), got underway Wednesday morning in Washington D.C.
In effect since January 1994, NAFTA created a Free Trade Zone between Canada, Mexico and the U [...]
Biggest discrepancies in sentiment show up regarding new equipment.
Mark Baker doesn't mess around when it comes to teaching volunteer firefighters how to rescue someone trapped in a grain bin. Even when it's a carefully controlled situation.
Careful planning for equipment purchases will help your bottom line.
Grain harvest in south Texas may be over, but product is still rolling.
“My sorghum is just pretty much gone,” said Charles Ring, a producer from Sinton, Tx. “There are just a few loads left.”
Exports have been essential to prices for decades now. [...]
Whether it’s loaded and driven, or rolls out by rail, U.S. grains are pouring out of our country and heading for end users in Mexico.
“We use raw material [such as] corn, sorghum, wheat and fiber-like cotton seed hulls to make feed for livestock,” said Ricardo Eliz [...]
Mexican Elevators, Feed Mills Possibly Importing from South America
Mexico is a deficit ag producer and for things like corn, imports are essential. While proximity and infrastructure has made the U.S. a logical trading partner, buyers here are now looking to the sea.
As the feed go [...]
America’s cattlemen are among those hoping the North American Free Trade Agreement remains firmly in place, and that any modifications to the agreement are minor.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is easing its policy on some domestic milk products. It’s a change the dairy industry has been pushing for 20 years, but trade tension with Canada brought it to the forefront.
Earlier this year, Canada changed its policy and stopped importing [...]
President Donald Trump is addressing the opioid epidemic as a national emergency. It’s an issue bleeding throughout the country, in both rural and urban communities.
“Nobody is safe from this epidemic that threatens young and old, rich and poor, urban and rural communities,&r [...]
If you’re one of the many farmers expanding propane storage for your operation, you may find yourself contemplating the pros and cons of leasing a propane tank versus purchasing and owning one. While owning a tank gives your operation greater flexibility with fuel suppliers, the upfront cost can be [...]
Any debate about heat in the tractor collector market has been dispelled in the last few weeks. According to Machinery Pete, muscle tractors from the early 1970s have been the sweet spot.
How can you make your annual landlord discussions more productive and enjoyable? Heed this advice from Chris Barron.
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By the time mid-August rolls around, corn growers often think it’s too late in the season to adjust their crop’s nutrient program. But that’s not at all the case according to John Leif, AgroLiquid Field Agronomy Manager.
Leif says as he’s evaluated corn throughout the M [...]
Despite farm income and credit conditions, could an increase in farmland value indicate that the farm economy is about to improve?
While the corn yields dropped in the Midwest, southern States are seeing big gains in yields. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said this corn crop could potentially be the third-largest on record.
When you look at the numbers, the southern States seem to be shining this year. [...]