Monday, July 28, 2014

Producers wonder when cattle price bubble will burst - AgMinute for July 28, 2014

Record-breaking cattle prices, bringing strong profits up and down the beef supply chain, have many concerned about a market downturn. Feedlots are the most at risk but have a pretty good cushion through October. Click here for the full story

Lake Lowell water rapidly declining - AgMinute for July 25, 2014

Farmers in southwestern Idaho have been asked to voluntarily conserve water in an effort to avoid a possible shortage at Lake Lowell near Nampa. Click here for the full story

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Cow/calf profits soar - AgMinute for July 24, 2014

Cow/calf producers are enjoying sweet prices on their beef calves, with average profits running $480 per cow. Click here for the full story

Idaho soy, canola demanded for crushing plant - AgMinute for July 23, 2014

An oilseed crushing plant scheduled to open this fall in Plymouth, Utah, should make soybeans and canola more common in regional farm rotations. Click here for the full story

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Frozen hops get the cold shoulder - AgMinute for July 22, 2014

Hop growers in Washington, Oregon and Idaho ,the nation's top hop producing states, have been slow to warm to the idea of freezing instead of drying hops. A South Dakota man who is pushing the idea may shift the focus of his project away from this area to his home state as a result. Click here for the full story

Spud leaders give GMO guarded endorsement - AgMinute for July 21, 2014

Potato industry leaders have taken a stance in favor of biotechnology as a safe option for developing improved crop varieties. Click here for the full story

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