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Farm Bill Ready for Congress' Approval

The House and Senate Agriculture Committees on Tuesday released a conference report that reflects a broad consensus of ... Read entire story

Speaker: Gene Editing Will Become 'Major Revolution'

Imagine for a moment that as a farmer, you could wave a magic wand and make your pigs resistant to PRRSv and other diseases. Or make ... Read entire story

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This Week's Farm Operations


Scientists Unlock Key to Cold Tolerance in Corn

When temperatures drop, the enzyme that fuels plant growth and yield, Rubisco, gets sluggish. Many crops compensate by ... Read entire story

Farmers Must Increase Productivity to Feed the World

The current global population is 7.6 billion. It is expected to be 9.2 billion in 2050. By 2050, the population ... Read entire story

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This Week's Market News


November Class 3 Milk Price Falls to Its Lowest Point in Nine Years

U.S. farm milk prices continue to fall. The Agriculture Department announced the November Federal order Class III ... Read entire story

Grain Elevator Margins Look Solid

Average grain elevator margins are expected to be relatively normal this year for most of the Midwest. However ... Read entire story

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Weekly Columns


GIPSA Rule Dead; Not Its Mission

GIPSA, the badly named, hard-working mule inside the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is on the ... Read entire story

Blue Genes

I have been smitten with blue roan colored horses ever since I first laid eyes on one ... Read entire story

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