STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Updated: Farming's version of March Madness
My first, fast look at the Perspective Planting report is now online at the Agweek web site. Look for an expanded version of the story in the April 6 print issue of our magazine:
March Madnes... Posted on 3/27/15 at 9:16 AM
PRAIRIE BUSINESS USDA provides grant for business training in ND
The USDA Rural Business Opportunity Grant program has provided a $25,000 grant to the Center for Technology & Business to support business development training in southwest North Dakota.
"The gra... Posted on 7/17/13 at 10:52 AM
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures closed higher on Friday, supported by short covering before the U.S. Department of Agriculture's quarterly hog report expected at 2 p.m. CDT (1900 GMT), traders said.
The U.S. turkey slaughter in May tumbled 12 percent from the prior month, government data on Thursday showed, as the country's worst-ever case of bird flu decimated flocks in top producer Minnesota and surrounding states.
CHICAGO - Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures on Friday gained for the first time in seven sessions, partly buoyed by short-covering and positioning before the U.S. Department of Agriculture's monthly Cattle-On-Feed report at 2 p.m. CDT.
CHICAGO - The productivity and innovation of U.S. agriculture is driving a transformation to bio-based products across the economy that is supporting millions of jobs and significantly displacing fossil fuels, according to a study from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Wednesday.
CHICAGO - The average price of a dozen eggs in the United States will climb to a record high this year due to the nation's worst-ever outbreak of bird flu in poultry, U.S. Department of Agriculture data issued on Wednesday show.
CHICAGO - U.S. wheat futures tumbled more than 3 percent on Wednesday, on pace for their largest losses in two weeks, after the U.S. Department of Agriculture in a monthly supply and demand report boosted its production forecast for the winter wheat crop.
CHICAGO - The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday it is seeking to hire more federal contractors to help with the government's response to the domestic bird flu outbreak, which has resulted in more than 43 million birds being culled so far.
PARIS - The number of cases of bird flu in the United States has started to decline and the epidemic is likely to be over within a couple of months, helped by warm weather in the summer, the U.S. chief veterinary officer said on Tuesday.
Honey bees, critical agents in the pollination of key U.S. crops, disappeared at a staggering rate over the last year, according to a new government report that comes as regulators, environmentalists and agribusinesses try to reverse the losses.
ISTANBUL - Canada risks getting left behind in a 12-nation Pacific trade deal because it has been reluctant to negotiate on opening its markets, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Thursday.
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