General Agricultural News

Apr 23, 2014
Cool, wet weather in parts of the Corn Belt means growers may need to revisit DTN Contributing Agronomist Dan Davidson's thoughts on how corn deals with wet, cold soils.
The U.S. Chemical Safety Board said Tuesday that the explosion last year at West Fertilizer Co. was preventable and that other communities across the country could be at risk from ammonium nitrate stockpiles.
Transitions become uncomfortable as generations juggle roles. Here are issues to consider as seniors relinquish business control.
Apr 22, 2014
The U.S. ethanol industry launched a new national television and digital advertising campaign Tuesday, designed to counter oil industry claims during the ongoing renewable fuel standard fight.
Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said Tuesday that he expects an important tax-extenders bill to pass the Senate in the next couple of weeks.
Regulators order plans to address fertilizer delivery delays as prices continue to rise.
Apr 21, 2014
A trade deal agreed upon April 7 between Japan and Australia will put U.S. and other beef exporters to Japan at a disadvantage, unless Tokyo can be persuaded to do away with beef tariffs under the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade pact.
A scan of crop news finds research underway to make wheat varieties that are more heat tolerant and disease resistant. Syngenta is launching a technology that extracts more ethanol from corn, and Beck's Hybrids has announced a multi-million-dollar expansion.
Credit unprecedented land values, low interest rates, working capital issues and ag cycles for changing agriculture's fortunes in this era.

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