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September 2016 – Livestock Market Update

9/30/2016

Market participants in the hog sector are eager to look at the Hogs and Pigs report due to be released on Sept. 30, 2016 after prices have fallen dramatically across the hog complex over the last 11 weeks.

Nine companies release proprietary precision ag data, join AgGateway ADAPT

9/29/2016

Precision agriculture just got a little more simple, especially if you drive different brands of farm equipment. Nine equipment manufacturers will soon release products to enhance a grower’s ability to manage data across different precision agriculture systems — regardless of the system manufacturer, thanks to AgGateway’s ADAPT conversion toolkit.

U.S. Egg Production, Exports, and Retail Prices (09/13/2016)

9/29/2016

Iowa, the largest table egg producer in the country, was severely impacted by the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak for much of last year.

Farm safety is an important part of farm management

9/27/2016

In today’s complex world of agriculture, producers understand that risk management is the key to their profitability. Most producers think of risk management only in terms of production, marketing and financial risk. While these are important to the success of the farm business, often overlooked are the human resources risk and the seldom mentioned possibility of unintentional death and disablement faced by producers every day.

U.S. Egg Production, Exports, and Retail Prices (09/13/2016)

9/27/2016

Iowa, the largest table egg producer in the country, was severely impacted by the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) outbreak for much of last year.

Mason City farmer's pumpkin crop washes away in storm

9/26/2016

He estimates around 5,000 pumpkins were lost — nearly 17 percent of his 30,000 pumpkin annual harvest. Sold at $3 each, it is an estimated $15,000 loss.

View the Presidential Candidates' Positions on Agricultural Issues

9/23/2016

FBNews, the online/digital newsletter of American Farm Bureau, has begun posting responses from Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump on a range of issues that concern farmers and ranchers the most.

Celebrating National Safety & Health Week

9/23/2016

This week, agriculture celebrates National Farm Safety and Health week as farmers prepare to head to the fields for harvest.

Ten Commandments Of Grain Management

9/20/2016

On-farm grain storage can be a valuable tool to help you take advantage of favorable markets. Grain-holding capacity lets you wait out fluctuating market conditions and react when prices are good.

5 Major Adjustments Top Producers Make During a Downcycle by Dr. Kohl

9/20/2016

With seeing less investing and slow growth in the global economy, Dr. David Kohl shares the five major adjustments top producers are making in their operations to position themselves to not only sustain their business, but to position it for opportunity.

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