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  • A lot for which to be thankful
    Spring is here. Tractors are rolling, planters are planting and farmers are farming. But, as I told the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Biotechnology, Horticulture and Research, this spring is bringing more than just the normal spring planting routine for farmers.
  • Billboard is a sign of fed over-reach
    A billboard in Washington’s state capital and another a 150 miles north in the city of Bellingham advertise a website that portrays agriculture in a poor light. Half of the billboard shows a picture of a stream with another picture layered atop the stream.
  • 2016 net farm income projections
    Recent increases in corn and soybean prices have cast a more optimistic light on the potential for higher 2016 incomes.
  • Are large price swings finished or just started?
    Corn and soybean prices have traded in a wide range since last summer. July 2016 corn futures traded to near $4.70 in early July 2015, declined into harvest and then bottomed at $3.51 following the release of the Prospective Plantings report.
  • Falling cattle prices: Where is the bottom?
    Cattle prices have had a rough spring. After peaking in late 2014 and early 2015, prices have been adjusting downward from lofty peaks.
  • Be careful: tractor ahead
    As schools begin to let out for summer break and the days become warmer, I realize it is the time of year for one of my favorite public service announcements.
  • Study confirms nutrient management efforts working
    Researchers found the flow of nitrates from farm fertilizer into the Illinois River has been reduced. The University of Illinois study, as reported in AgriNews, found that the levels of nitrates dropped 10 percent between 2010 and 2014.
  • Start your 500 experience with these facts
    I may not be a racing fan, but as an Indiana girl, I always know when the race is in town. The radio stations are filled with chatter about qualifying races and race concerts. At AgriNews, we go to the Fastest Rookie Luncheon to celebrate two Hoosier staples: racing and dairy.
  • Global trappings at restaurant show
    I’m heading into my third day with my global visit to the National Restaurant Association’s annual show in Chicago.
  • Ag’s passion for conservation evident
    Throughout the years, while I was both writing and teaching, I have had the pleasure of meeting several individuals and groups that are involved in the agriculture industry in a variety of sectors.



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