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EPA’s RFS rallies soybean futures

December 4, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — From Oct.13 through Nov. 25, the price of January 2017 soybean futures increased by 8.4 percent. more »»

POET: New RFS means cleaner fuels

December 4, 2016 SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (POET) —Jeff Broin, chief executive officer for POET said the EPA’s announcement of the 2017 Renewable Volume Obligiations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. more »»

ASA: It’s positive, but ‘we can do more’

December 4, 2016 WASHINGTON (ASA) — The U.S. more »»

‘Our Father the Farmer’

December 3, 2016 According to his wife, Melissa, Chuck Swanson will forever be known for his smile. more »»

Riding with Harry T.

December 2, 2016 PERRY — Unpredictable. Shocking. Historic. All have been used to describe the 2016 presidential election, but they also characterized the remarkable presidential election of 1948. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

December 2, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Dec. 2, 2016. more »»

Prestage vendor fair to be held Dec. 13

December 1, 2016 By CHAD THOMPSON cthompson@messengernews. more »»

CommStock hires commodity broker

November 30, 2016 ROYAL — CommStock Investments has added another commodity broker, David Shively, to its team of experts. more »»

Pro Ag: A year later, not much has changed

November 27, 2016 FORT DODGE — It’s been a year since the last Pro Ag meeting was held in Fort Dodge, but the messages remain the same — farmland values will drop, grain prices will remain low and successful farmers... more »»

Christmas trees jingle Stoevers’ bells

November 26, 2016 By KAREN SCHWALLER kschwaller@evertek.net MILFORD—Dave and Marcia Stoever said they’re two of the few people they know who have more money after Christmas every year than they do before it. more »»

Pardon me, Mr. President

November 25, 2016 By DARCY DOUGHERTY MAULSBY yettergirl@yahoo.com EARLY — They strut around their little area of the farm with a certain air about them. Nothing ruffles their feathers. more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

November 25, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Nov. 25, 2016. more »»

Appeals court rejects lawsuit against Calif. egg law

November 23, 2016 By SUDHIN THANAWALA Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Six states lacked the legal right to challenge a California law that prohibits the sale off eggs from chickens that are not raised in... more »»

Absolute Energy notes 1 billion gallons ethanol

November 21, 2016 ST. ANSGAR (IRFA) — The Iowa Renewable Fuels Association recognized on Tuesday Absolute Energy, an ethanol production facility in St. more »»

Report provides options for organic soybeans

November 20, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — Soybeans were planted on nearly 84 million acres in the U.S. in 2016, but only a tiny fraction — less than 1 percent — were grown organically. more »»

Heritage Farm owner puts all crop acres into CRP

November 19, 2016 WOODWARD — For 161 years, there have been crops and livestock on Susan Oviatt’s family farm, based on decisions made as the ag economy dictated. more »»

Ice cream and politics

November 18, 2016 LE MARS — On the surface, Donald Trump’s presidential victory may favor certain areas of farming, which would repay the rural sector for its overwhelming voting bloc. more »»

IALF grants available to help teach ag

November 17, 2016 WEST DES MOINES — The Iowa Agriculture Literacy Foundation is making mini-grants available to support the integration of agriculture into classroom instruction or after school programs with an... more »»

IT'S FRIDAY

November 16, 2016 Cartoonist Rick Friday's submission for Nov. 18, 2016. more »»

WASDE: More corn out there than expected

November 15, 2016 URBANA, Ill. (University of Illinois) — The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates released Nov. 9 reported a significant increase in corn yield for the 2016-17 marketing yea. more »»

 
 

 

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