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How Potential ADM, Bungee Merger Would Impact Farmers

The possible merger of ADM and Bungee could decrease marketing outlets for farmers as the companies would combine operations. Chad Hart of Iowa State University told DTN-The Progressive Farmer this... Read More

Farmer suicide rate is concerning

MANHATTAN, Kan. — American farmers may have a higher rate of suicide than veterans. While comparing these numbers from two separately conducted studies from two different entities isn’t conclusive, the trends that have emerged are alarming. Acc... Read More

History Channel Following Farmers for a Documentary Series

The agriculture industry typically looks at documentaries about American agriculture with more than a little trepidation. However, the History Channel says it’s putting together a documentary about American agriculture with no agenda in mind. Th... Read More

ISU leads project to combat herbicide resistance

AMES, Iowa — Harrison County is home to a new project focused on combating weed resistance as part of a statewide pest resistance management program led by Iowa State University. A team of local farmers, landowners, agronomists, crop advisers, b... Read More

Pre-Registration for 2018 Commodity Classic Closes February 21

ST. LOUIS—There are only a few days left to pre-register for the 2018 Commodity Classic held Feb. 27-March 1 in Anaheim, Calif.   The deadline for pre-registration is Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018. Commodity Classic is America’s largest farmer... Read More

Arkansas judge dismisses Monsanto lawsuit on dicamba ban

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' ban on the use of a weed killer blamed by farmers in several states for crop damage will remain in place after a state judge dismissed a legal challenge by a maker of the herbicide. Pulaski County Circuit Judge... Read More

Benefits of reducing nitrates

AMES, Iowa — A study conducted by the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University explores the potential economic benefits to drinking water, recreation and health through meeting the targets of Iowa’s statewide strat... Read More

Nebraska watershed adopts new groundwater plan

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An eastern Nebraska watershed has adopted new groundwater protections. The Papio-Missouri River Natural Resources District board has adopted a new groundwater plan that limits when farmers can use nonorganic fertilizers and ho... Read More

Legislation Designed to Save Pollinators Introduced in House

Representatives Earl Blumenauer of Oregon and Jim McGovern of Massachusetts introduced the Saving America’s Pollinators Act. The legislation is designed to protect the health of honey bees and other critical pollinators. Estimates are that the U.S.... Read More

Proposed Steel Tariffs Raise Potential for Retaliation Against U.S. Soybeans

Following reports Friday from Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross that the department will recommend tariffs on imported steel and aluminum as a result of its ongoing investigation under Section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962, soybean farmers have... Read More

MN Students Want GMO Approval Process Streamlined

A group of graduate students at the University of Minnesota is asking Congress to streamline the approval process for GMO crops that produce food and fiber. The seven students are doing graduate work at the Minnesota College of Food, Agriculture, and... Read More