Today's weather by Mark Sterling at MAC
A red Monday saw corn, wheat, and soybeans lower to start the week.
As the last crops are being harvested it is a good time to look at the economic condition across agriculture. One of the most telling indicators of conditions is cash receipts.
To assist farmers making marketing decisions, a Milk and Grain Marketing Series will begin this year on Dec. 12, 2017, and meet quarterly on March 13, 2018, June 12, 2018, and Sept. 11, 2018.
Spiech Farms LLC of Paw Paw, Mich. in Van Buren County, provider of fresh and frozen blueberries, asparagus and grapes, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Michigan.
“This value is closer to the long-term average proportion of the
retail value of 13.4 percent.”
King Orchards made a sale during the trip.
Agriculture exports climbed eight percent in FY 2017 to $140.5 billion.
Compare the features available with these two options and see which one best suits your dairy operation’s current needs.
The cheese plant is moving forward, said Ken Nobis, president of the MMPA.
The FDA had the ability to detect 696 pesticides and industrial chemicals for the FY 2015 testing program. Of those chemicals, residues of 207 different pesticides were actually found in the samples analyzed.
“Strengthening provisions of the Packers and Stockyards Act would help ensure that farmers who market livestock would be at the top of the priority list.”
In today’s challenging economic times, it is more important than ever to monitor the operational efficiency of your operation.
It is generally well accepted that a building permit is not required for buildings used for agricultural purposes if the building does not include retail trade.
Farming is a capital-intensive business, with land, equipment and facilities that can run into millions of dollars.
As more employers plan to use the H-2A program, completing the following items this year will make an easier transition to H-2A employment.
The dairy industry is facing a challenging time, a cyclical downturn that’s lasted longer than in previous cycles, and is expected to continue for at least the near-term.