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Blame Canada? Understanding Wheat Trade on the Northern Great Plains

11/1/2017 1:30:00 PM

Are U.S. farmers getting the short end of the stick when it comes to wheat trade with Canada?

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Stoner to Lead Wheat Growers at Critical Time

10/31/2017 2:15:00 PM

This week it was announced by the National Association of Wheat Growers that association president David Schemm has resigned from his position to pursue other professional opportunities in his home state. The High Plains Journal says Schemm, a Sharon Springs, Kansas, wheat grower, has reportedly been tapped to accept the position of Kansas Farm Service Agency executive director. 

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NAWG President Resigns, Montana Farmer to Retake Role

10/30/2017 8:25:00 AM
Washington, D.C. (October 30, 2017) – NAWG is officially announcing the resignation of former NAWG President and Sharon Springs, KS farmer David Schemm. David has resigned his position to pursue other professional opportunities in his home state of Kansas.   >> Read More

How Low Can Wheat Go?

10/6/2017 9:00:00 AM

Wheat acres are set to slip again as some farmers are eyeing the depressed market wondering if they should even bother to plant.

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Latest USDA Wheat Estimates

9/12/2017 10:46:00 AM
The U.S. 2017/18 wheat supply and demand estimates are unchanged from last month. The season-average farm price is lowered $0.20 per bushel at the midpoint to a range of $4.30 to $4.90. The reduction is due to NASS prices to date and expectations of future cash prices. >> Read More

Spring Wheat Harvest in the Gallatin Valley

8/15/2017 2:29:00 PM
On Monday, the latest weekly USDA crop progress report was released and once again the report remains bullish for spring wheat. Across the nation, 40% of spring wheat was harvested, down from 45% a year ago, but above the five-year average of 35% harvested. 33% of spring wheat was rated good-to-excellent, up 1 percentage point from 32% the previous week. Also 97% of winter wheat had been harvested as of Sunday. For Montana specially, 92% of the winter wheat is in the bin while 39% of the spring wheat crop has been harvested and 57% of the barley crop has been cut as well. >> Read More

A Shock to the Wheat Market

7/12/2017 12:06:00 PM
USDA released the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates on Wednesday as well as crop production projections for wheat. The reports also included updated 2017-18 numbers for corn and soybean production and yields. >> Read More

Will Wheat Hit 2008 Prices?

7/5/2017 9:34:00 AM
DTN Senior Ag Meteorologist Joel Burgio said in his July 2 forecast that rainfall potential in the Northern Plains during the next 10 days is "Rather limited for the region. Episodes of hot and very hot temperatures during the period increases stress to corn, soybean and spring wheat development. The most impacted areas would be in Montana and the west and central Dakotas." >> Read More

What's on Producers Mind's?

4/19/2017 8:30:00 AM
What issues are weighing on the minds of farmers in 2017?  What does the data say about the impact of ag industry mergers and farm consolidation on farm profits? The Voice of the Farmer (Download Full 72 Page Report) examines the state of modern day farming through a combination of candid interviews with farmers and analysis of millions of acres of real farm yield and thousands of farmer seed and chemical invoices and price records. >> Read More

Lowest Wheat Plantings Estimate Since 1919

3/31/2017 11:00:00 AM

USDA on Friday released its prospective plantings report for major crops as well as quarterly grain stock numbers. Farmers are projected to plant 46.1 million acres of wheat, down 8% from last year. If realized, it would mark the lowest wheat acreage since the U.S. began keeping records in 1919.

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Recent Ag News

Tax Expert Offers Pro's and Con's of New Tax Legislation

11/17/2017 5:14:00 AM
The House of Representatives on Thursday voted to approve a nearly $1.5 trillion tax overhaul bill. The bill passed with a 227-to-205 vote. Farm groups offered a mixed reaction to House passage of a tax reform package. >> Read More
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An Open Letter to Buyers, Producers, Reps and Brokers about the ELD Mandate

11/16/2017 4:49:00 PM
Over the last 5 years the transportation world has lobbied and protested a mandate that will turn the world as we know it upside down.  >> Read More
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House OKs Tax Bill

11/16/2017 3:17:00 PM

Focus now shifts to the Senate where the tax reform battle continues.

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NE Montana Equipment Dealer Changing Ownership

11/16/2017 12:00:00 PM
After 53 years of service to Northeast Montana, Farm Equipment Sales has announced that a letter of intent to sell has been signed with C&B Operations, LLC, headquartered in Gettysburg, S.D. >> Read More
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Science Matters to 4-H and Bayer

11/16/2017 8:21:00 AM
Bayer and National 4‑H Council amplified their commitment to the future of our rapidly expanding global population by launching a new effort to grow the pipeline of tomorrow’s innovators, starting now. The two organizations announced today a nationwide collaboration, Science Matters, which will address the need for an enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by planting a love of scientific exploration in thousands of youth in urban and rural areas across the country. >> Read More
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