The drought of 2012 is still fresh in the mind of many American farmers.  As many get closer to the beginning of plant 2013, everyone has their fingers crossed that another drought does not wreak havoc on this year’s corn and soybean crop. Recent cool wet weather (in some cases snow) has pushed back planting,… Read More

This week Agrium shareholders elected its slate of directors hopefully putting to rest a brutal distracting 10 month proxy battle with corporation predator JANA Partners LLC.  This has been a long slug fest that quickly got personal as JANA became more and more aggressive in its quest to break up Agrium to attempt to maximize… Read More

Dr. Robert T. Fraley is the executive vice president and chief technology officer of Monsanto. He is also considered by many to be one of the fathers of modern agricultural biotechnology. Dr. Fraley’s farm background and his passion for research combined early in his career and moved the Monsanto Company from an industrial chemical company… Read More

If you cannot see the above embedded audio player, CLICK HERE According to Chuck Penner, LeftField Commodity Research, everyone was waiting for the USDA planting intention report with baited breathe but what shocked (or maybe not) the market was the stocks report. Farmers holding onto old crop crop corn and wheat without unhedged are feeling… Read More

The more comfortable a cow’s bed, the more likely she’ll spend her day laying about making milk instead of standing or walking. A well supported, comfortable, resting cow is less likely to end up lame as well, and the link between lameness and reduced production and decreased fertility is real. Nearly all bedding options —… Read More

A historic moment transpired last night. The Calgary Flames traded its leading scorer, captain and legendary player, Jarome Iginla, to the Pittsburgh Penguins for two marginal prospects and a late first-round draft pick in the 2013 entry. Long-time Calgary Flames fans are disappointed with the return for their greatest hero. Much of the sports media is critical… Read More

DuPont and Monsanto have announced the companies have reached a technology licensing agreement that will see DuPont Pioneer offer Roundup Ready 2 and Xtend soybean varieties in the future. The agreements include a multi-year, royalty-bearing license for Monsanto’s next-generation soybean technologies in the United States and Canada. DuPont and Monsanto also announced that they’d dismiss… Read More

The cattle industry is one of those segments of agriculture that just feels a part of you. Whether you ranch, background or fatten cattle you tend to love the work and the business of what it entails. Separating the love of the industry from the financial realities can be a tall order for any producer…. Read More