Million Meal Marathon to fight food insecurity

In an effort to combat hunger – the Indianapolis Colts, the Indiana Corn Marketing Council, and Indiana Soybean Alliance will come together for the second annual Kids Against Hunger of Central Indiana’s “Million Meal Marathon”.  As part of “Community Tuesday” more than 2,000 volunteers will pack nutritious meals at Lucas Oil Stadium that will be distributed… Read more »

Thanksgiving dinner a little cheaper in Wisconsin

Last week the American Farm Bureau reported the annual Thanksgiving dinner for 10 is going to cost $49.48 this year, a little more than last year. But that is not the case in Wisconsin; the Wisconsin Farm Bureau says the dinner for ten in the Badger State will cost an average $48.88, down $1.29 from… Read more »

Nominations now open for Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board

Nominations are now being accepted for three seats on the Wisconsin Corn Promotion Board. Up for election this year are seats representing Districts 4, 8 and 9. Farmers who grow and sell corn in those districts are eligible to nominate someone or be nominated; nominations are due to the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer… Read more »

North American tractor sales good in October

U.S. tractor sales showing continued strength through October. The monthly report from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) shows 20,269 tractors were sold in the country in October, up 29.3 percent from October of last year. Two-wheel-drives made up most of the sales with 19,087 sold. Of those, 8,532 were under 40 horsepower, 5,735 were… Read more »

Cash cheese continues to slide

Cash cheese prices continue to slide on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Barrels slipped a quarter-cent to $1.8325 on Monday but blocks dropped another 6.25 cents to close at $1.8575. There were 14 loads of blocks sold. In the last week, cash cheese barrels have lost 23.75 cents and blocks have fallen 25.25 cents and the… Read more »

AC21 to present recommendations

Challenged to develop recommendations to strengthen coexistence between different agricultural production methods, the USDA Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture (AC21) finalized their recommendations last week and will present them to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack as early as this week. “The recommendations are that the USDA needs to get more involved in the… Read more »

Big losses for grains and oilseeds

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Soybeans were sharply lower on follow-through fund and technical selling. There was no fresh news due to the observance of Veteran’s Day and there was also no new commercial interest to start out the week. The trade’s watching South American planting and development conditions, which look generally favorable. Soybean meal and oil were lower following… Read more »

Futures trading slowed by the holiday

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Cattle country was quiet on Monday following the distribution of the new showlists. The ready offering of steers and heifers appears to be generally larger especially in the South. A few of the showlists have been priced around 126.00 plus in the South and 198.00 plus in the North. Significant trade volume may not develop… Read more »

A love of horses and a passion for FFA

Bethany Jones from the Wilson Central FFA Chapter in Tennessee recently was awarded the National FFA Proficiency in Equine Placement.  Over the course of her FFA career Bethany has been working other people’s horses and keeping record books.  She says without a neighbor none of this would have been possible. AUDIO: Bethany Jones, Wilson Central… Read more »

Discussing the 2012 Elections

Farm Foundation is a not for profit organization that works to provide information to create a deeper understanding of issues facing agriculture.  Farm Foundation’s Mary Thompson says for the last few years they have been putting on forums to engage others with questions about agriculture.  “It seemed appropriate that our November 14th forum will be… Read more »