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USDA projects record 2014 crop production

The USDA Crop Production Report released Sept. 11 is projecting record U.S. production in 2014 for both corn and soybeans. Production levels for both crops were increased by about 3% in the latest USDA report, as compared to the August USDA report. USDA left the anticipated harvested acres for corn at 83.8 million acres, and for soybeans at 84.1 million acres, which are unchanged from the Aug. 1 estimate.

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Biggest threats to young, beginning farmers

The saga of the young farmer and rancher continues as transition in the agriculture industry is in full bloom. While there is no surefire way to get started, there are some common threats, whether starting from scratch or entering a family business. Let’s examine some of the threats and pitfalls that frequently arise.

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Sept. 15 Crop Progress: Corn harvest starts and soybeans dropping leaves; conditions remain stable

The latest USDA Crop Progress Report shows corn harvest starting in several states. The overall corn crop is just over 25% mature, which is behind average. Crop conditions remain over 70% good/excellent, and well ahead of last year's conditions. The soybean crop has been dropping leaves on almost a quarter of the overall crop. Conditions held on to more than 70% good/excellent.

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Irrigation becoming a trend on heavier soils

Following the worst drought in his farming career – and growing frustration over competition for land – Les Albrecht expanded his operation internally in 2013 by adding five circles of irrigation to his dryland operation.

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Recordkeeping system for crop production

Production recordkeeping is an important task for any vegetable or crop farm, whether small, medium or large in size.

2014 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards

The Pork Checkoff, along with its cosponsor,National Hog Farmermagazine, has selected two pork farms to be honored as the 2014 Pork Industry Environmental Stewards.

CSIF seeking 2015 summer intern

The Coalition to Support Iowa’s Farmers is now accepting applications for an internship position for the summer of 2015.

Specialty crop and minor-use pesticide prioritization set for 2015 by IR-4

Participants at the 2014 IR-4 Food Use and Biopesticide Workshop identified the most important research projects for the 2015 IR-4 food-use research program.

Corn & Soybean Futures Prices Move Higher

Ag Market News + Closing Futures Prices Grain, Livestock

Farmers of North America Grain Project

Farmers of North America is asking farmers to express their interest in investing

Call for ACPC Director Nominations

The Alberta Canola Producers Commission (ACPC) is seeking canola

A Very Important Reminder About Animal Care from Alberta Pork

As a pork producer in Alberta, you have survived some challenging times

Manitoba Farmers With Disabilities Wants You To Be Safe This Harvest

With the late harvest and now wet conditions, farmers are trying to maximize every

The Canadian Soybean Industry Getting a National Voice

The Canadian soybean industry is getting a national voice. Twenty-seven organizations

Alberta Barley Commission Looking for Directors

The Alberta Barley Commission is calling for nominations to fill three open spots

How Cold and How Much Snow Last Week?

Over much of last week we saw cold, wet weather across most of the province.

Weekly Livestock Market Summary

First off today, as we do every Monday, we get the latest on the livestock markets.

Winners of the 2015 Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship announced

The names of the 2015 Canadian Nuffield Scholarship recipients made public.

Pea and Lentil Market Fundamentals September 2014

The Pulse Market Report is a monthly newsletter featuring market analysis and commentary

Heinz champions new animal welfare policies

Heinz announced changes to his animal welfare standards.

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