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What's Making News


Doud: China Pivoting to Brazil for Corn

Trade and its impact on agricultural commodity prices received top billing during the Great Lakes Crop Summit, as Gregg Doud, chief ... Read entire story

Indiana Soybean Farmers Wrap Up Tour of Argentina

A group of Indiana soybean farmers recently completed a nine-day trip to Argentina to learn about the country's agricultural ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Keeney Breaks Down the Language of the Farm Bill

Many economic policy discussions develop a language of their own and the farm bill is no exception. As discussion of new farm legislation to replace ... Read entire story

USDA Announces Program Changes for Producers

At the recent American Farm Bureau Federation annual convention in San Juan Puerto, Pico, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced several ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


U.S. Dairies Produced 226.6 Billion Pounds of Milk in 2022, Up .2%

The farm milk spigot slowed a bit in December. The Agriculture Department's preliminary data has December output at 18.93 billion pounds, ... Read entire story

USDA Reports Record Ag Exports to China in 2022

U.S. agricultural exports to China in fiscal year (FY) 2022 were $36.4 billion and surpassed the previous year's record with ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


Farmland Property Taxes Going Up with Homesteads, Everything Else

Farmland assessments for property taxes are going up. So are home, rental housing and business assessments. Property tax misery has a lot of company ... Read entire story

Carbon Pipeline Is a Boondoggle

Bruce Rastetter, Io-wa's longtime agricultural and political power center, has a sixth sense when it comes to making ... Read entire story

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