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  • U.S. Secretary Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed USDA's Packers and Stockyards Division to investigate recent beef pricing margins. (DTN file photo)

    USDA to Investigate Beef Pricing

    The U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue said the USDA will investigate for evidence of price manipulation in the cattle market in the weeks following a fire at a Tyson beef plant in Kansas.

  • Green shading shows higher (dark green) and lower (light green) county yield estimates on Gro Intelligence's real-time yield maps in the 10 states included in this year's digital yield tour. (Photo courtesy of Gro Intelligence)

    DTN 2019 Digital Yield Tour -- National

    After digging into yield potential in 10 states, the DTN/Progressive Farmer 2019 Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence, wrapped up by forecasting a national average corn yield of 163.2 bpa and a soybean yield of 44.2 bpa, both below USDA's...

  • This cow is infected with anthrax. Producers in past known affected areas should consult with their veterinarians to make sure the vaccination schedule for their animals is current. (Photo courtesy of North Dakota Department of Agriculture)

    Anthrax Case Confirmed

    Livestock producers are reminded to take action to protect their animals from anthrax, especially those in areas with a past history of the disease.

  • Each week Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    Our farm correspondents take a deep breath, and try to look ahead to fall and start planning for 2020.

  • Farm to School programs have components that include education, caring for school gardens, and procurement of local foods. (Getty Images)

    Garden Grants Given

    School gardens and other projects, such as a project in Louisiana called Seeds to Success, are used as teaching resources across the country.

  • (Progressive Farmer photo by Getty Images)

    Our Rural Roots

    An attitude of gratitude will not make all this year's farm issues magically disappear, but blogger Katie Pratt says it could help.

  • Each week Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photos by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    This week's head-scratching WASDE report sends our farmer correspondents to the field to pull some yield checks, and both are also hoping timely rains continue.

  • Ranch manager Justin Williams from Jones Beefmasters purebred cattle operation in Savannah, Tennessee, with some of the Beefmaster cattle herd. (DTN photo by Loren Lindler)

    Editors' Notebook

    Loren Lindler, a student at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College, shares how she spent a summer internship with DTN/Progressive Farmer.

  • Each week Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    With crops in need of a rain, eyes are on the skies, but they're also watching the market to see what happens when USDA updates its acreage and yield estimates next week.

  • Give Julia Smith a high five. How many raspberries can you eat is a popular game at our house, but the taste is even sweeter if they are locally grown. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Seasonal Thoughts on Food

    Meeting the demands of consumers can be as fickle as feeding a child. What they want and when they want it is both fascinating and frustrating for farmers.

  • Each week Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    The crop is cooking and summer down on the farm should get be a bit more laid back; but excitement is always just around the corner.

  • At a University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Extension meeting about farm stress, attendees break into small group discussion about how stress affects them individually. The meeting was held July 19 at the UNL's Eastern Nebraska Research and Extension Center near Ithaca, Nebraska. (DTN photo by Russ Quinn)

    Watch for Signs of Ag-Related Stress

    Signs of stress can come in many forms such as physical, emotional, behavioral or cognitive, and everyone reacts to stress differently.

  • Emerging cotton seedling, by Mandy Pierce from Hertford, North Carolina, won the Editor's Pick award in this year's DTN/Progressive Farmer MyPlanting19 photo contest. (Mandy Pierce photo)

    MyPlanting19 Contest Winners

    Congratulations to the winners of the MyPlanting19 photo contest held by DTN and Progressive Farmer.

  • Each week Scott Wallis and Ashley Andersen report on current field conditions and life on the farm. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith and Nick Scalise)

    View From the Cab

    There is a wide range of crop conditions in the field this year and you don't have to travel far to see them.