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The Michigan Legislature has approved $15 million for farmers impacted by extreme weather this spring. The funds will be available through the Qualified Agricultural Loan Origination Program and provide low-interest loans to qualified farmers during... (full story)


The price of planting into less-than-ideal soil conditions is becoming evident across the Corn Belt. Chad Willis grows corn and soybeans in west-central Minnesota. “The soybeans look pretty good, even though they got planted late. The corn in... (full story)


Flooding continues to threaten cattle even as waters recede. Barry Whitworth with Oklahoma State University Extension says livestock in his state and several others drowned this spring as rivers spilled out onto pastures. In the aftermath, he tells... (full story)


Today we cover the recent fed decision and how it has been beneficial for metals and stocks, while being troublesome for the dollar. (full story)


A U.S. Senator and member of the Senate Ag Committee was recently struck by the seriousness of challenges facing agriculture. Minnesota Democrat Tina Smith says she met with a cross-section of state commodity groups last week to get a better sense of... (full story)


Iowa State University ag economist Chad Hart A historical analysis of corn yield losses in abnormally late planting years is raising some eyebrows. Iowa State University ag economist Chad Hart focused on three years with the slowest planting... (full story)


An Illinois farmer of more than 50 years says this year has been a challenge for his 100% organic grain operation.   “We never stop learning.” Jack Erisman grows specialty grains like hybrid blue corn near Assumption, Illinois. He tells Brownfield... (full story)


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