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Zeeland Farm Services Inc. is an agri-business company with nearly 70 years serving the agricultural industry. ZFS owns and operates Michigan's only soybean processing facility and edible oil refinery, with other business units in grain storage and merchandising, feed ingredients, biofuels marketing, ...
... Iowa and former president of the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation wants to spark growth in small grains, dramatically expand cover crops and grow the beef industry in the Hawkeye State. Those goals fall within a platform that Craig Lang, a Republican running for Iowa secretary of agriculture, sees as being ...

FARM cash incomes are expected to decline for about half of Australia's broadacre farms in 2017–18, a result of reduced grain production and lower prices for beef cattle. The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) says farm cash incomes in 2016-17 averaged ...
Second, producers' concerns about risks to agricultural trade are broader than just the ongoing NAFTA situation.” The March survey also asked producers whether they thought now was a good time to make large farm investments, such as machinery or buildings. At 68%, the portion of producers indicating ...
BELLAIRE – Crosshatch Center for Art and Ecology and Grain Train Natural Foods Markets recently announced awards of several microloans for use by area ... Madcrow Market Garden is a small-scale, intensive market garden newly located at the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center in East Jordan.
AGRICULTURE. Organic import growth spurs push for domestic grains. Marc Heller, E&E News reporter. Published: Tuesday, April 3, 2018. The United States produces more corn and soybeans than any other country and exports more than most, as well. But farmers still don't grow enough to feed a fast-growing part of the ...

SIOUX FALLS – South Dakota corn stocks in all positions on March 1, 2018, totaled 500 million bushels, up 4 percent from 2017, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Of the total, 305 million bushels are stored on farms, down 2 percent from a year ago. Off-farm stocks, at 195 ...
In response to the significantly lower projected production, soybeans exploded and dragged the rest of the grain markets higher. The value for this fall's soybean crop, represented by the November futures contract, reached a contract high of $10.49 on Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, December corn rose ...
In response to the significantly lower projected production, soybeans exploded and dragged the rest of the grain markets higher. The value for this fall's soybean crop, represented by the November futures contract, reached a contract high of $10.49 on Thursday afternoon. Meanwhile, December corn rose ...
OMAHA (DTN) -- Michael Stamp, the former owner of Decatur, Michigan-based Stamp Farms LLC, and two of his associates, have been indicted on 14 ... The case left southwestern Michigan landowners and creditors jolted by what legal experts believe was at the time the largest grain farm bankruptcy in ...
Agriculture is a mega industry for Daviess County, first due to the agricultural production capacity of the farm businesses, but also due to opportunities ... in Daviess County businesses where local and surrounding county farms sell grain and livestock, then purchase machinery, parts and input supplies.
Grain loadings from Russia have finally started to show signs of a slowdown as colder weather starts to take hold and rein in the record-breaking pace of exports, data from the ministry of agriculture showed Monday. Total grain exports in the seven days to January 24 hit 777,000 mt - the second-lowest ...
As usual, demand from the world's largest buyer of grain, China, has been a major factor in the rally. Mr Crundall said China took advantage of the cheap prices and abundant tonnages available last year, taking 65 per cent (6.2 million tonnes) of Australia's record barley export program. China was the ...
Dale Dobson, safety administrator for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture, and WKU agriculture mechanics professor Chris Scudder conducted the training, telling the 40 or so firefighters at the morning session that more than 100 persons have died in grain-bin accidents over the past seven years. Farm ...
Grain futures are posting gains this morning, led by a soybean market testing resistance around $9.85 on the March chart. Gains in the ag ... And while much of that bullishness focused on Wall Street favorites like gold, copper and crude oil, some of the attraction spread to agriculture as well. Here's what ...
OMAHA, NE – Farmland values in the grain belt states served by Farm Credit Services of America (FCSAmerica) stabilized in 2017, a reflection of continued market demand for quality land. Sales of higher quality farm ground contributed to an uptick in average sale prices in 2017. Where prices dropped at ...
The world of agricultural-commodity trading could be upended with the merger of two of its biggest names. ... they're not exactly household names, ADM and Bunge have been around for 116 years and 200 years respectively and are among the very largest buyers and sellers of grains and other crops.

Kenneth Dierschke, Wall cotton and grain farmer and former Texas Farm Bureau president, received the Farm Bureau Founders Award during the American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention earlier this month in Nashville. The Farm Bureau Founders Award recognizes exemplary leadership, ...
More than $347 million has been awarded to 463 agricultural projects throughout the state since the regional economic development councils were started in 2011. This latest round of proposals sought to support growth of the state's farms, and food and beverage industries. The Howlett grain hub concept, ...
Technical maneuvering also have corn and wheat prices slightly higher overnight as the grain markets are set to close out a shortened week following the ... watching the stock market make a never-ending series of record highs can only wonder if any of that bullish enthusiasm will spill over to agriculture.
U.S. Department of Agriculture undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs Greg Ibach said the aim of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act is to spur ... Farmers would get a smaller deduction—about 20% of income—if they sell grain or other farm products to privately held or investor-owned companies.
Financial markets are again having an impact on what happens with farm prices. Grain futures firmed overnight following gains Wednesday caused in part by steep losses in the value of the U.S. dollar. U.S. officials appeared to back those losses as a way to close the yawning trade deficit, but the move sent ...
AgGateway is comprised of a group of more than 230 businesses involved in agriculture and the feed industry. The group's focus is to ... The AgGateway standards for grain tracking team reported a successful outcome to a field trial they ran last November on an Illinois corn farm. The trial was a major step ...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Key senators and farm groups are trying to fix a provision in the federal tax overhaul that gave an unexpected tax break to farmers ... assistant director of the Center for Agricultural Law and Taxation at Iowa State University, calculated that a farmer with $300,000 in income from grain ...
The company was founded as W.B. Johnston Grain and Seed Co. in 1893 just after the Cherokee Outlet land run by Meibergen's grandfather, W.B. Johnston. He is one of four 2017 Pillar of the Plains honorees. The others are Susan Bowers, Lindy Chambers and James "Jim" Strate. Enid News & Eagle ...
Annie's Project is a farm management risk education program designed for women and facilitated by women agriculture professionals. ... Topics covered include building and understanding farm financial statements, grain marketing, crop and farm business insurance, farm tax and accounting issues, legal ...
The storage and crushing facility received 27,000 tons of grain per day. It has grains warehousing capacity of 295,000 tons and soymeal storage capacity is 105,000 ton. The plant was previously owned by Dutch grain trader Nidera, which COFCO agreed to buy in 2014. This acquisition and other mergers ...
“As we wrap up another banner year for U.S. agricultural exports, I'm proud of the role that FAS has played,” said acting administrator Holly Higgins, “especially since those exports generate 20% of U.S. farm income, stimulate rural economic activity and support more than a million American jobs. “FAS staff ...
"It was another poor year from an overall profitability in grain agriculture," said Don Roose, president of Iowa broker U.S. Commodities. ... to see this on a number of farm operations around the state," said Barb Batie, adding that part-timers and full-time employees are getting cut at other farms in the region.
Export inspections for the week ending December 14 saw a significant volume uptick for some crops, but that momentum couldn't carry forward rolling into the holidays. Corn, soybean and wheat volume were all down for the week ending December 21. Soybeans came in at 47.1 million bushels, close to the ...
The 2017 corn crop flourished with an excellent growing season, according to the latest corn quality report from the U.S. Grains Council. ... 2 or better, largely the result of the extended planting period; a warm, wet vegetative period; a cool, dry and prolonged grain-filling period; and a warm, wet and slow ...
COLUMBUS — After another year of tight margins, grain farmers could use some good news. And there's a chance they will get some, if the U.S. can work out trade deals with other nations. Trade was a hot topic at this year's Ohio Grain Farmer Symposium, held Dec. 19 at the Ohio Farm Bureau and 4-H ...
The USDA is forecasting a rise in farm income from $93.3 billion in 2016 to $96.9 billion in 2017 because of diversification in livestock and higher cash receipts. Grain farmers have a different forecast—they're expected to see lower cash receipts for most crops. Hear why Don Close, senior analyst of animal ...
“On January 11, 1983, President Reagan announced that the US Department of Agriculture would implement a payment-in-kind (PIK) program to help reduce government grain surpluses and to improve farm income” (http://tinyurl.com/yd5cmnry). Secretary of Agriculture John Block explained, “PIK is ...
Results from the 2017 University of Minnesota corn grain and silage performance trials are available at http://z.umn.edu/corntrials. Hybrids that consistently ... Consider trial results from multiple sources, including universities, grower associations, seed companies, and on-farm trials. Results from other corn ...
Slightly better national average rice yield provided some offset to lower acreage. Rice prices were declining in March while soybean prices were rising, Nathan Childs, PhD, an agricultural economist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture said earlier in the year, and U.S. rice carryout for 2017 at the time ...
“Trade equals huge success for U.S. feed grains in all forms,” said Deb Keller, USGC chairman and farmer from Iowa. “The Council has helped build relationships over decades with a large and loyal customer base in both Mexico and South Korea, reflected by increased demand and integrated grain supply ...
And the cash market is seeing strengthened basis because farmers are holding onto their grain, good news even as exports lag. The market ended on an upbeat note with technical buying lifting grains. Perhaps commodities appear cheaper when stocks top 24,000? That's one reason, but trading volume ...
The Southern Illinois Farming Alliance, Regenerate Illinois, and the Prairie Rivers Network invite interested people to a Small Grains Field Day on Sunday, December 3rd, from 1-3 p.m. at Scratch Brewing Company in Ava. “Grain is the biggest part of most people's diets — from bread to pasta to cereal ...
Farm Bill is a big topic for Montana Grain Growers Association ... As farm bill discussions heat up Montana has a big voice at the farm bill discussion table because Outlook, Montana farmer Gordon Stoner is the acting president of the ... When agriculture does well, Main Street does well,” Stoner said. A lot of ...
“Each year some 45 million tonnes of grain are transported great distances from farms to ports, feedlots, stockfeed manufacturers and flour mills,” he said. “Freight is a significant cost to grain farmers and this report estimates it costs the Australian grains industry more than A$2.6 billion a year to get grain ...
Schwan was doing business as Schwan Grain Inc. and was registered with the Ohio Department of Agriculture as a grain handler. He is accused of selling grain on behalf of 35 farmers and keeping $3.5 million profits from the sales. He is also charged with filing several financial reports and documents with ...
The Global Grains Awards reward and recognize the most ... Eka Analytics for Agriculture is a cloud-based advanced analytics solution that ...
Casey man sentenced for grain fraud ... CKAC is a subsidiary of the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Credit Administration, and the ... Jman Farms LLC was created by another of Fair's friends, at Fair's request, for ...
We have taken the opportunity to core the grain bins. ... The opinions of the author are not necessarily those of Farm Futures or Farm Progress.
A Casey County man who admitted defrauding a federal farm lender ... loans were guaranteed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Farm ...
On Thursday, November 9 at noon EST, the United States Department of Agriculture will release its monthly World Agricultural Supply and ...
A county supervisor died Tuesday morning in a bizarre grain bin ... The school keeps a database on accidents in confined agricultural spaces ... 10,000 commercial grain sites and 300,000 storage units on farms in the country.
New research commissioned by the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) shows that U.S. feed ...
The grains grown on the Ernst Farm are used to feed the animals bred there. ... to the county and state agricultural community, the focus and long-term goals ... Winning farms showcase excellence in agriculture and promote a ...


 

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