Lower Oil Prices Contributing To Lower Food Prices

NEW YORK, Jan. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Rabobank says that the recent dramatic oil price drop will have implications for the global food supply chain if oil prices remain low through 2015, as the bank ... Read More

Mitigating Global Challenges Focus of Inaugural Henry C. Gardiner Lecture

MANHATTAN, Kan. — In the next 35 years, farmers will have to produce more food than the world has produced in its history, a challenge some are calling the greatest challenge we've ever faced. However daunting it may seem, Robert Fraley is optimist... Read More

USB to Set Plan for Future at February Meeting

Farmer-leaders of the United Soybean Board (USB) will meet in February to tackle a busy week of strategic planning for 2016. This meeting includes setting strategic priorities in each of the four target areas – Communications, Domestic Opportuni... Read More

New Aquaculture Handbook is a Tool for Improving Pakistani Farmer Incomes and Food Security

KARACHI (Jan.  27, 2015) - Pakistan’s fish farmers and entire aquaculture industry now have a new resource to encourage success, the Aquaculture Handbook—Fish Farming and Nutrition in Pakistan. The American Soybean Association’s (ASA) World In... Read More

Peterson Announces Ag Subcommittee Ranking Members

WASHINGTON – U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., today announced the Democratic Ranking Members and Subcommittee membership for the House Agriculture Committee’s six Subcommittees. Peterson will serve as a... Read More

Suspected Cattle Thieves Arrested

Three  Omaha residents are suspected of raiding cattle pens in the cover of night from farm pens in western Iowa and northeast Nebraska, authorities said. Ervin Jacob, 57, who was arrested last week, is being held on three Iowa theft cou... Read More

Nationwide USDA Organic Survey Underway

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) just kicked off the Organic Survey to gather detailed data on U.S. organic agriculture production. The survey is a complete inventory of all known organic producers that are cert... Read More

Grassroots Movement Grows at CommonGround 2015 Conference

Volunteer women farmers involved in the CommonGround program, along with state and national staff, met in Austin, Texas to share their experiences with the program and welcome new members this week.  Over the course of three days, the participants w... Read More

DAILY CASH GRAIN BIDS FOR WEDNESDAY JANUARY 28, 2015

Central Valley Ag Humphrey Corn - 342 Beans - 898 Oakland Corn - 337 Beans - 898 Tekamah Corn - 337 Beans - 898 West Point Corn - 337 Beans - 898 East Grain Hub Corn - 342 Beans - 903 Cooperative Supply Dodge Corn - 337 Beans - 898 Howells ... Read More

Judge Rejects Farm Groups' Lawsuit to Keep EPA Data Private

A federal judge has rejected a lawsuit by two major farm groups that sought to block the release of data on large livestock farms in Minnesota and Iowa. The American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Pork Producers Council filed the lawsuit in... Read More

McPherson Rejects Calls To Step Down

A Nebraska education member is refusing to leave office despite a vote from his colleagues that called for his resignation after racist content appeared on his blog. The Nebraska State Board of Education voted 6-2 on Wednesday for member Pat McPh... Read More