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The upgrades offered by the new Dairy Margin Coverage program finally offer a level playing field for dairy producers. (full story)

According to the latest USDA Crop Production report, cotton production is up 1% from last month but down 11% from last year. (full story)

USDA's World Agricultura Supply and Demand Estimates for December are little changed from November's numbers but soybean ending stocks are projected at a record 955 million bushels. (full story)

U.S. District Court Judge John W. Lungstrum recently approved Syngenta’s $1.51 billion settlement regarding MIR162—Agrisure Viptera. This settlement ends years of litigation between farmers and the company. (full story)

McDonald’s has announced a policy to reduce the overall use of antibiotics important to human health which applies across 85% of the company’s global beef supply chain. (full story)

Highlights of the Commodity Title of the 2018 farm bill (full story)

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 +0.96%) this morning are up +0.66% on signs that U.S. and China trade talks are continuing despite the diplomatic rift over the arrest of a senior Chinese businesswoman. According to a statement fro... (full story)

House and Senate negotiators Monday evening released the text of a farm bill that mostly makes tweaks to the provisions of the 2014 bill it replaces. (full story)

Easing trade wars could help bring an even bigger market rally for 2019. (full story)

We’ve learned a lot about calf management throughout the past year. As we move into 2019, here are 10 calf and heifer articles to help ensure a successful year! (full story)

Three years before the armed confrontation at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch gate, the FBI suggested waiving his fines and fees. (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the biomedical company Exelixis(EXEL). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart feature to r... (full story)

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Holiday movie storylines are increasingly popular and often romanticize small towns while society seems to be running in the opposite direction. Clinton Griffiths shares his Farm Sense on these Christmas movies. (full story)

Overnight Markets and NewsDec S&P 500 E-minis (ESZ18 -0.28%) are down -0.3% this morning on continued US/Chinese tensions and reports that UK Prime Minister May is planning to postpone Tuesday's Parliament Brexit vote. Asian stocks sold off sh... (full story)

Former U.S. Agriculture Secretary Bob Bergland, a farmer from northern Minnesota who was tasked with selling President Jimmy Carter's unpopular Soviet Union grain embargo to other farmers, died Sunday. (full story)

A new farm program is setting the bar with how to treat employees on the farm. Betsy Jibben shows us how the National Milk Producers Federation is raising the bar nationwide at the Moo Riah Dairy in Melba, Idaho. (full story)

Draft policy for global use appears weaker than U.S. regime. (full story)

The soy has had a nice rally. It is important to realize that this is a historically high price given the stocks to usage. he market has dialed in the fact that China will start purchases again of US beans. However, what if this does not transpire?... (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the communications components company Vocera Communications (VCRA). I found the stock by using Barchart to screen for stocks having a Weighted Alpha of 50+ or more and technical buy signals over 80%. Today o... (full story)

his is the 77th anniversary of the Japanese sneak attack against Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. US military facilities were caught in peace time mode and suffered some heavy losses. The US of course rebuilt and expanded its capabilities and won the war... (full story)

In this week’s Boots in the Field Report, Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie discusses how Iowa and Ohio farmers are pushing to finish up their corn and soybean harvest. (full story)

A new rule published by the USDA will allow more flexibility for school nutrition standards for milk, whole grains and sodium. (full story)

Fact: 90% of family farms will fail before they reach the third generation. Beat these odds with good planning and preparation, farmers can become part of the coveted 10% who stick together. (full story)

Research shows more outgoing animals have a greater tolerance to stressful situations. (full story)

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -0.46%) this morning are down -0.58% ahead of this morning's U.S. Nov non-farm payroll report. Trade concerns continue to weigh on U.S. equity markets after the arrest of the CFO of China's ... (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the health care REIT Omega Healthcare Investors (OHI). I found the stock by sorting Barchart's Top Stocks to Own list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then used the Flipch... (full story)

A 7-footer you’ve never heard of has joined with an oil company in a campaign to tell the Twitter world not to eat meat in order to save the planet. You can’t make this up! (full story)

Microsoft recently announced it is increasing its commitment to closing the rural broadband gap with a significant infrastructure boost from the company.​ (full story)

You can no longer say “bring home the bacon” or “be the guinea pig” according to an animal rights group because it belittles animals. (full story)

Nutrient reduction is top of mind for farmers in many states, and USDA and EPA are upping their support efforts. The agencies recently reached out to provide financial and technical assistance for nutrient management. (full story)

A2 Milk Co. has struck it rich on the mainland selling infant formula from cows that produce only the A2 protein. (full story)

Overnight Markets and NewsDec E-mini S&Ps (ESZ18 -1.74%) this morning are down sharply by -1.66% at a 1-week low and European stocks plunged -2.35% to a 2-year low. Concern about global trade fueled a slide in world equity markets after Huawei Tec... (full story)

The Year-End Unreserved Online Dealer Auction, featuring a complete range of farm machinery, will kick off opening bids on Dec. 6 and close on Dec. 27. Unreserved. Nationwide. Adios to buyer’s fees. (full story)

Canadian dairy producers were not pleased after the signing of the U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) last Friday. (full story)

Indiana farmer Mason Lantrip says his drone investment has paid for itself 20 times over…in multiple years (full story)

The Washington State Dairy Federation is challenging rules meant to protect groundwater, saying it will delay fertilizing crops with manure. (full story)

While a crop insurance claim is something most farmers don’t wish to make, sometimes they’re inevitable and data technology could make the process easier.​ (full story)

Fewer hay acres and dairy cattle might have an impact on what direction hay prices go. (full story)

A soybean rally fueled by signs of easing U.S.-China trade tensions has added a wrinkle to the plans of some farmers to shift more acres to corn. (full story)

Randy Dowdy and David Hula are taking their farming knowledge on the road in the Next Level yield program, conducting intense learning sessions at farm camps across the Midwest and beyond. (full story)

Harvest has been crawling along for months and while some farmers were able to get all of their grain out there’s still a substantial amount in the field.​ (full story)

Santa Claus isn't just delivering toys to good little girls and boys. He's also "palpating cows" in a new parody Christmas music video. (full story)

Animal rights groups are challenging a Kansas law banning secret filming at slaughterhouses and other livestock facilities. (full story)

An animal rights group applauded a court ruling ordering Idaho to pay $260,000 to attorneys for animal rights groups over the state's law banning spying at farms, dairies and slaughterhouses violated free speech rights. (full story)

The Barchart Chart of the Day belongs to the energy based utility company Scana (SCG). I found the stock by using Barchart to sort its Top Stocks to Own list first by the most frequent number of new highs in the last month, then I used the Flipchart... (full story)

Farmers who understand how corn hybrid ear type and corn plant structure can work together are on the road to being able to make better hybrid selections for their fields. (full story)

Each year, Farm Journal staff write hundreds of stories that appear online, in print, on radio or on TV. Certain stories stand out for each of us, they might warm our hearts or were something we’re proud we wrote. (full story)

These farmer elves don't spend much time on the shelf! They are just like any other farmer—working hard to feed the world! (full story)