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The Science Behind Shattered Soybeans

Most people recall the heat of the 2012 drought. Jessie Alt remembers the sound. "In 2012, when soybeans were shattering due to dry conditions, the pod can really burst open and the seed can literal... Read More

Survey Shows Rural Support for Republican Candidates, Trump and His Trade Policies

Rural America is widely credited with giving now-President Donald Trump his margin of victory over Hillary Clinton two years ago. By the results of our newest DTN/The Progressive Farmer Zogby Analytics poll, rural America does not regret the decision... Read More

Organic Field Crop Acreage Grows While Non-GMO Acreage Declines

Acreage planted to organic field crops is on the rise while land planted to non-GMO corn and soybeans declined, according to a new report from Mercaris, a market data and trading platform for the identity-preserved grain industry. The number of farm... Read More

Oklahoma's Choctaw horses connect to Mississippi

Six foals sired by a cream-colored stallion called DeSoto scamper across a pasture in southwest Mississippi — the first new blood in a century for a line of horses brought to America by Spanish conquistadors and bred by Choctaw Indians who were lat... Read More

Study finds that larger pigs still mean tender pork

In a consumer-driven business, the pork industry benefits from giving grocery shoppers what they’re looking for. So meat scientists’ recent findings that consumers are routinely happy with larger cuts – and the resulting tenderness profiles ... Read More

South African farmers cry fowl over Trump metal tariffs

Which came first, the chicken or the trade war? Well before President Donald Trump began slapping tariffs on steel, aluminum and other imported goods, there was a deal with South Africa that gave U.S. chicken producers duty-free access to a market... Read More

Kansas Takes the Lead in Secure Food Supply Plans

MANHATTAN, Kan. — The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health (KDA–DAH) is pleased to share that Kansas now has more than one million head of cattle covered by Secure Beef Supply Plans, a significant step toward supporting the... Read More

Export Exchange Next Week

International buyers and end-users of coarse grains from more than 35 countries are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis next week for Export Exchange 2018. The group will meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the value chain. Hosted... Read More

Another African Swine Fever Outbreak Reported in China

China reports new outbreaks of African swine fever as fear of a global spread of the disease rises. Four reports were announced last week, and Monday, China reported a new case of the disease at a farm with nearly 20,000 pigs, the largest farm to rep... Read More

(Video) Morning Agriculture News Update - Oct. 16, 2018

Susan Littlefield reports on agriculture news and information. Brazil Soybean Supplies Running Low Dropped Tariffs Could Mean Less USDA Trade Aid Relief Trump, XI Likely to Meet at Upcoming G-20 More video from the Rural Radio Network... Read More

International Trade Commission to Review USMCA

The U.S. International Trade Commission will review the U.S.,-Mexico-Canada Agreement next month. The Commission is scheduled to meet November 15th for an economic review of the trade agreement that will replace the North American Free Trade Agree... Read More