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  • Groups Congratulate Scott Pruitt on Confirmation as EPA Administrator
    Today, former Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt was confirmed as Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). In response to Mr. Pruitt’s confirmation, Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor, issued the following statement: “We congratulate Mr. Pruitt on his confirmation as Administrator of the EPA. We look forward to working with him to carry out President […]
  • Single-Day Registrations Available for Commodity Classic in San Antonio
    Ed Erickson, Jr., a North Dakota farmer and co-chair of the 2017 Commodity Classic, said that, even if you only attend for one day — Commodity Classic is very much worth the investment. One-day registration provides admission to all applicable events and educational sessions scheduled for that day including educational sessions, the trade show, the […]
  • South Dakota Senate Committee Passes State Level Country Of Origin Labeling
    The country of origin labeling debate is back, at least for South Dakota.  The State Senate Affairs Committee on Wednesday voted 5 to 3 in favor of a bill that would require a label detailing the origin of beef sold in South Dakota refrigerator cases.  The measure so far has support from both the South […]
  • FFA Members Across the Country to Celebrate FFA Week
    Agriculture is part of our daily lives—from the food we eat to the clothes we wear. Next week, more than 649,000 FFA members will celebrate the role agriculture plays in our lives while sharing the message of agricultural education as part of National FFA Week. National FFA Week is a time for FFA members to […]
  • Fishing For Profits – Soy Catches More Value Through Aquaculture
    Casting a wider net to increase soybean meal demand is paying off. The soy checkoff, along with the Soy Aquaculture Alliance and many others, is opening doors to increase soybean use in U.S. aqua feeds.  Following years of checkoff-funded research, the Association of American Feed Control Officials recently authorized a new definition for the use […]
  • Snow and Soil in Cooperation
    Snow acts as a protective blanket for soil, insulating it from extreme cold. Deeper snow cover means the plants and animals that live in the soil have to contend with less frozen soil. Less frozen soil will also means more water absorption in the spring: “Thawed soils are far better at taking in and storing […]
  • ARA Recognizes Blunt, Heitkamp for Legislative Efforts Supporting Agriculture
    Agricultural industry continues to face federal regulatory challenges. Thankfully, agriculture’s allies in the U.S. Senate stepped forward. The Agricultural Retailers Association recognized two legislators who have led efforts to defend the industry’s freedom to operate: Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.). Both were named ARA’s 2016 Legislator of the Year. ARA recognized […]
  • Agribusiness Groups Head to Capitol Hill
    More than 100 agricultural retailers, distributors and suppliers headed to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning for the Agribusiness Congressional Fly-in. Hosted by the Agricultural Retailers Association, the fly-in garnered participation from ARA members from across the country and several national and state agribusiness groups. “Grassroots advocacy matters,” said ARA President and CEO Daren Coppock. “This is […]
  • South Dakota Beef Producers Chosen for Oversight Board
    Three South Dakota cattle producers have new leadership roles with the Cattleman’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB). The CBB oversees the collection of $1-per-head on all cattle sold in the U.S. and $1-per-head-equivalent on imported cattle, beef and beef products. The CBB consists of 100 members appointed by the Secretary of Agriculture. Tammy Basel, […]
  • Shrimp Industry to Have $48 Million Impact on Southwest Minnesota
    Ralco, a third-generation family owned multinational company with distribution in more than 20 countries,  released an economic impact study conducted by the University of Minnesota that projects the construction for just one “trū Shrimp Harbor,” a shrimp production facility, would generate over $48 million in economic activity in the southwest Minnesota region including Cottonwood, Lyon, […]

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  • Bleak Midwinter -Not!
    Usually, mid-February has Midwest residents sharing that sentiment and hoping the occasional day in the 50’s is the first sign of spring. That is NOT a description of 2017, at least not in our neck of the woods. We’re looking at a string of 60-70 degree daytime highs, with clear skies and cattle al […]
  • Grain Losing Streak Continues
  • Generic or Brand-Name Pesticides?
    Farmers faced with a fungicide, herbicide or insecticide application have more than one option – particularly as more and more generic inputs enter the market. They typically cost less than their name brand counterparts. But are they really a better deal?
  • Senate Confirms Pruitt to Head EPA
    The Senate narrowly confirmed Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency, positioning the fierce critic of Obama-era climate rules to immediately begin undoing them.
  • Will This Climate Change Supercomputer Survive?
    A new supercomputer in the top coal-mining state has begun critical climate-change research with support from even some global warming doubters, but scientists worry President Donald Trump could cut funding for such programs.
  • What This Land Value Survey Revealed
    At the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville, attendees got to see tons (literally and figuratively) of farm machinery. But that’s not all that was at the event, as Tyne Morgan, host of U.S. Farm Report, soon learned.
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  • A Snapshot of How 5 Premium Proteins are Raised
    Discriminating diners may willingly shell out for premium product, but it’s always nice to know what, exactly, you’re paying for. Here’s a peek behind the scenes at what goes into raising the animals that are destined to become some of the most luxurious ingredients in the world. […]
  • Risk Off As Long Weekend Nears
    Grain markets are lower ahead of a long holiday weekend. Markets will not trade Sunday night, or during the day session Monday. Grains will reopen at 7:00 PM CST Monday night.
  • Trump's Contempt for Trade Deals Spurs Anxiety: What's Next?
    Donald Trump is moving quickly to dismantle seven decades of American policy built on trade deals and multinational alliances that help fuel the U.S. and global economies.
  • Chinese Scientist Convicted in GE Rice Theft Conspiracy
    A Chinese scientist was convicted on Thursday by a federal jury in Kansas of conspiring to steal samples of a variety of genetically engineered rice seeds from a U.S. research facility, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.
  • Case IH Announces Next Wave of New Products
    Andreas Klauser, president of Case IH, says his company's philosophy was on display at the 2017 National Farm Machinery Show, when it announced several new products and technologies.