• America’s Best Young Farmers and Ranchers are featured on the cover of The Progressive Farmer magazine, Image by The Progressive Farmer magazine

    America's Best Young Farmers and Ranchers 2020

    In the February issue of Progressive Farmer, we introduced the newest class of America's Best Young Farmers and Ranchers. Now, it's your turn. Join this fast-growing program by applying to be part of the class of 2020--our 10th-anniversary year.

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    Tax Link

    I recently received an email from one of my larger farm clients that has several employees who work from home. The employees expressed concern about the loss of the miscellaneous itemized deductions--home office expenses. This made me realize that the new tax laws are...

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    We Like To Mention

    Farming is unlike any other profession. Raising crops and livestock takes perseverance, optimism and a thick skin to survive the ups and downs of fickle weather and commodity prices. But, no matter what the size of your farming operation or years of experience, one thing...

  • Chenjun Pan, animal protein analyst at RaboResearch’s Food and Agribusiness group,

    Ag Summit Review

    China's pork industry is in the midst of major structural changes, and the outbreak of African swine fever (ASF)in the hog herd is creating regional supply and demand imbalances unlike any China's seen before.

  • Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue was the keynote speaker at the DTN Ag Summit in Chicago. Much of his talk focused on current trade news with Canada, China and Mexico, but the secretary indicated more action is needed to lift retaliatory tariffs against U.S. agricultural products, Image by Joel Reichenberger

    Ag Summit Review

    Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was optimistic at the 2018 DTN/Progressive Farmer Ag Summit coming out of President Donald Trump's G-20 talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping, as well as the signing of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). But, he notes farmers...

  • The R-1 growth stage occurs in soybeans when first bloom begins to appear, and it can happen earlier than you might guess, Image courtesy of Shawn Conley, University of Wisconsin


    New federal EPA labels for Engenia, FeXapan and XtendiMax have set a cutoff for postemergence applications in soybeans at 45 days after planting or the beginning of R-1 growth stage--whichever comes first.

  • This map shows the percentage of SCN populations in a state/province with elevated reproduction (greater than 10%) on PI 88788. SCN-resistant varieties should allow less than 10% reproduction, Image courtesy of The SCN Coalition

    Crop Link

    Think of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) like blood pressure. You need to know your blood pressure reading to decide how to manage it.