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  • Livestock Industry Requests FMD Vaccines

    Livestock Groups urged farm bill writers to fund a Foot-and-Mouth Disease vaccine bank in the next farm bill.

  • Are You 70 and Half Years Old?

    For those farmers or other tax payers who are 70 and 1/2 years old and have retirement or IRA accounts, be aware of having to take required minimum distributions once you turn 70 and a half.

  • Promising Future For Ag Careers

    With yesterday being designated National Ag Day and this week as National Ag Week, we’re highlighting the opportunity for young people considering a career in agriculture.

  • Perdue’s Confirmation Hearing Scheduled for This Week

    Farm leaders in Washington expect smooth sailing for President Trump’s pick for USDA chief, now that former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue’s confirmation hearing has been scheduled.

  • Regional Weekly Hay Report

    Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

  • Federal Reserve Makes Expected Interest Rate Increase

    The U.S. Federal Reserve has again elected to move forward with interest rate increases following a meeting Wednesday.

  • Global Domination by Smoke’s Poutinerie

    At the Potato Expo, Smoke’s Poutinerie CEO Ryan Smolkin shared immense passion for potatoes and poutine.

  • Hortau Provides Growers with Real Time Measuring of Soil Tension

    Are you familiar with Hortau Irrigation Management Systems? They are a 15-year old company that provides growers with a crop stress management platform to manage the soil tension in real time thanks to their in-field stations and cloud-based software.

  • Culver’s Restaurants Supports Farmers

    I’ve never had the opportunity to eat in a Culver’s Restaurant or tried their famous ButterBurgers or Frozen Custard, but I’m impressed with their commitment to agriculture.

  • Regional Weekly Hay Report

    Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

  • Daylight Savings Time Reminder

    Love it or hate it — don’t forget this is the weekend is when we spring forward the clock one hour in observance of Daylight Saving Time.

  • America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education Grants Now Available

    To help K-12 educators enhance their STEM curriculum, the America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education program, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, will once again provide farmers with the opportunity to nominate their public schools for grant opportunities. 

  • Food and Grocery Store Trends to Be Aware of

    Supermarket Guru Phil Lambert shares some key trends in retail consumption for livestock producers to pay attention to.

  • Potato-Friendly Salad Bars

    Two years ago, Potatoes USA began a program to bring potato-friendly salad bars into school lunch rooms across the country.

  • Regional Weekly Hay Report

    Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

  • Cool Terra Helps Improve Soil Health

    Cool Planet's Drew Jackson shares more about their new innovative product called Cool Terra which helps to increase crop yields through improving soil health.

  • Tire Boss System Provides Productivity Benefits

    Although for many across the region it may be too early to consider spring work, I recently visited with TPC International Vice President Lee Hinz about what his company can provide farmers.

  • Executive Order to Review WOTUS

    For the past several years, most ag commodity groups have been actively opposed to the EPA’s Water of The U.S. Rule.

  • Ag Economic Outlook

    At the recent USDA Outlook Forum, USDA Chief Economist Rob Johansson said commodity prices may remain relatively flat for the year.

  • Regional Weekly Hay Report

    Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

  • Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment and Future of Transportation

    Earlier this week, I attended the commissioning of an Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Fast Charge Installation in Rosalia — a small farming community on the Palouse.

  • V+M Solution for Nematode Management

    At last month’s Potato Expo I stopped by the Bayer CropScience booth and learned more about Bayer’s available solutions for potato growers when it comes to nematode management.

  • Estate Tax Repeal?

    Repealing the death tax has been something that many in agriculture have worked legislatively to achieve.

  • World Wheat Crop Condition Expectations

    Creighton University Professor Emeritus Dr. Art Douglas shared his thoughts on what the year’s wheat crop will be like around the globe if El Nino continues to develop and extend into the spring and summer.

  • Regional Weekly Hay Report

    Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

  • First U.S. House Committee on Ag's Opening Comments

    At the first full Committee hearing of the U.S. House Committee on Agriculture earlier this week Chairman Michael Conaway opening comments about the current ag economics and looking to the next Farm Bill.

  • American Farm Bureau YF&R Collegiate Discussion Meet Winner CSU Senior

    Earlier this week, Colorado State University Senior Ryan O’Reilly was named the winner at the American Farm Bureau’s Young Farmer and Rancher Collegiate Discussion Meet.

  • Concept of Food to Body Rather than Food to Table

    Most of us have heard the term farm to table or gate to plate when discussing farmers and ranchers’ ag products that find their way to consumers’ homes and tables.

  • Working Capital Trends

    Working capital is always king and while commodity prices remain in a slump —-

    CliftonAllenLarson principle and Farm CPA Today blogger Paul Neiffer shares some trends he sees in farmers’ working capital.

  • Regional Weekly Hay Report

    Here is USDA Grain and Livestock Reporter Greg Sanders with the Columbia Basin Hay report from last week.

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