STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT 'This is who are are'
Generalizations are always risky, but a lifetime of experience has taught me that agriculturalists, on balance, aren't big science fiction fans. So I doubt most Agweekreaders remember the TV show "Mil... Posted on 2/28/14 at 12:58 PM
Nationwide, farmers are projected to plant 81.5 million acres of soybeans, about 5 million more than a year ago. North Dakota will account for 1 million acres of the increase, with Minnesota and South Dakota predicted to have substantial increases, too.
This week, U.S. Department of Agriculture released preliminary data from the 2012 Census of Agriculture that provides a snapshot of a rural America that remains stable in the face of difficult economic times.
Cargill Inc. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture are trying to determine if some meat products were contaminated by an ammonia leak that closed the company’s Ottumwa, Iowa, pork packing plant on Friday, a company spokesman said.
WASHINGTON - Lower prices created resurgent demand for U.S. corn at home and abroad, including in the ethanol market, the U.S. government forecast on Tuesday, resulting in smaller, but still ample, stocks at the end of this marketing year.
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