Good Weather for Harvest Progress

Good weather conditions helped boost corn harvest numbers, although the harvest is still far behind last year’s pace.  Decent progress with soybean harvest.  The soybean harvest nationwide is close to the five-year average pace.  USDA meteorologist, Brad Rippey.

The Greatest Challenge To Precision Ag?

Precision agriculture technologies and strategies continue to grow in the fields along with the crops, but there is a potential obstacle to this growth. Rod Bain, Nick Tindall of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Jannine Miller, Senior Advisor to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue.

A Long String of Yearly Beef Cattle Declines Could Continue in 2018

Next year could mark the longest string of years with declining beef cattle prices in almost a half century.  Shoppers may see further declines in retail beef prices next year.  Gary Crawford and USDA Livestock Analyst Shayle Shagam.

G-7 Goal To End Global Hunger-Improve Food Security

The Agriculture Secretary talked about U.S. and global partnerships to improve food security worldwide during a visit to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome.
The Agriculture Secretary’s closing thoughts from the recent G-7 ag ministerial in Italy include efforts to reduce hunger around the world by the year 2030. Rod Bain and Secretary Sonny Perdue.