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"When you work as a family on a day-to-day basis it’s hard to avoid each other and still accomplish your goals of finishing harvest which accounts for your yearly income!"

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Although milk and dairy products saw dramatic consumer increases during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic this spring through summer, 2020 will be firmly cemented as an unprecedented rollercoaster for the dairy industry.

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As I pen this article in late September, CME spot cheddar block prices rocketed up 22.75 cents – by far the largest daily advance on record. B…

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Understanding that farmers cannot simply provide food to consumers is the first step to understanding the markets, said Jayson Lusk of Purdue University, speaking on COVID-19 and the impact on cattle markets. 

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The pandemic caused major disruptions in the fuel industry. People stayed home and the demand for fuel shrank. While ethanol plants have struggled, Jason Schwantz of CHS sees opportunities for farmers to buy cheaper fuel.

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The COVID-19 pandemic forced many industries to adapt to new ways of working — from entertainers putting on virtual live performances to hair …

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While the COVID-19 pandemic raged on, ag construction projects continued to climb as producers looked to store more grain or house more animals, said Jon Gustad, sales manager for Sioux Steel, an ag construction company based in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

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Two-time world champion bull rider Justin McBride summed up the many ramifications of the COVID-19 shut down in his reply to the question, “How’s it been going?”

“Actually, not too bad, other than the fact that we are helping with the learning from home. It’s a good thing I became a bull rider and not a school teacher. I don’t know how they do it,” he said.

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Over the last four months, the Effling household has felt a little different. Like many across the globe, the COVID-19 pandemic brought everyo…

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Rodeo fans were re-energized, when the International Pro Rodeo Association hosted a public rodeo in Locust Grove, Oklahoma over Mother’s Day weekend.

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The COVID-19 pandemic changed the way we eat. More people ate at home as restaurants closed and fewer people left the house to adhere to socia…

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. – The Cascade County Commissioners met via Zoom for a public meeting on May 19 to discuss whether or not to cancel the Mont…

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WATERLOO, Iowa — Following criticism from public health officials over coronavirus concerns, Tyson Foods on April 22 announced it is closing i…

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The U.S. hog industry, faced with shrinking prices and supply chain disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, is asking the Trump administr…

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It is often said that the hardest aspect of writing a column such as this is getting started. Over the years, in conversations about this colu…

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How does COVID-19 arrive at a farm? Are farmers immune to COVID-19? Can someone contract COVID-19 from animals? Can infected farmers spread it…

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The coronavirus and cheap oil are hitting the fuel business so hard that ethanol plants are shutting down. Some may never come back.

Across the country, dozens of ethanol plants have closed, gone idle or reduced production as Americans and people across the world have dramatically cut back on driving amid the pandemic.

“Corn is your largest commodity in the state, and ethanol is the corn producer’s largest market, and agriculture is the largest industry in the state, so this is very significant,” said Lisa Richardson of the South Dakota Corn Growers Association.

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DES MOINES — The National Pork Producers Council announced March 30 its board of directors has decided to cancel the 2020 World Pork Expo in J…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest “Cattle on Feed” report, released March 20, shows the number of animals on feed to be essentially …

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The $2 trillion stimulus aid legislation sent to President Donald Trump for signing March 27 includes several important provisions for agriculture.

The situation surrounding COVID-19 changes on a daily and even hourly basis is the United States. There’s currently no evidence that this part…

The National Milk Producers Federation’s coronavirus webpage is expanding, adding a farmer handbook to address dairy-production needs. The gro…

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MADISON, Wis. – An order from Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, made March 24, will shut nonessential businesses for a month. The order goes into eff…

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When reports of the COVID-19 pandemic first hit the U.S., very few people had likely heard of coronaviruses, with some notable exceptions - ca…

OPINION  The U.S. Department of Agriculture is rising to meet the challenges associated with the new coronavirus disease, Covid-19. As leaders…

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Although about 400 people attending the 2020 Soybean Summit March 10 here didn’t fear coronavirus so much they stayed home…

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture continues to be open for business to provide services to the American people. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture…

The United States is confronting an outbreak of a novel coronavirus that causes serious respiratory disease. It may be deadly for older people…

OPINION  The following is in response to the continued spread of COVID-19 – the coronavirus – in the United States, and to its potential impac…

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Producers should not change their spring planting intentions because of the coronavirus outbreak, according to North Dakota State University E…

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In many years, some of the best grain marketing opportunities occur from mid-April until late-June. Sometimes, planting delays can lead to mar…