General Agricultural News

May 22, 2015
With El Nino in place, government forecasters are confident of favorable temperatures and rainfall for major crop areas.
CPA Andy Biebl answers readers' questions on allocating tile depreciation when buying land, reimbursing employee health insurance and protecting estate assets for a second spouse.
Speakers at the recent Distillers Grains Technology Council symposium covered topics that will likely have the largest impact on the distillers grains industry, such as export markets, new government regulations and new fractionated co-products.
May 21, 2015
The Senate voted 62-38 Thursday to invoke cloture and begin debate on the bill to grant President Barack Obama trade promotion authority and reauthorize trade adjustment assistance.
In recent years, plant pathologists have reported record amounts of a somewhat mysterious soybean disease complex called Diaporthe, which can cause stem canker or pod and stem blight in beans.
Lawmakers and ag groups had a mixed reaction to the House Agriculture Committee's approval Wednesday of a bill to repeal country-of-origin labeling for beef, pork and chicken.
May 20, 2015
Is the World Trade Organization a critical tool in nurturing global economic growth, or an evil force set to destroy national sovereignty and individual freedom? It's all a matter of perspective, according to DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington.
The House Agriculture Committee voted Wednesday morning to approve a bill to repeal country-of-origin labeling for some meats.
The EPA's proposal to change how Bt-corn growers manage the western corn rootworm has generated a small but passionate response from industry groups, farmers, and government agencies.


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