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Phil (left) and Doug Johnson Byline: Betsy Freese I recently sat down for an interview on the front porch of my parents’ farmhouse just south of the Mason Dixon line, near Elkton, Maryland, with my... (full story)


Byline: Mike McGinnis U.S. farmers that are losing money are not alone, according to data collected by the USDA released Wednesday. The study analyzed data from 2015. Over half of U.S. farm households report losses from... (full story)


iStock: Olivier Le Queinec Byline: Natalina Sents Almost immediately after the Trump administration announced a plan to spend up to $12 billion to offset the impact of the ongoing tariff war with... (full story)


Byline: Gil Gullickson A scene from the Baltimore-based 1990s television drama Homicide: Life on the Street opens with a bird’s-eye shot of one its detectives. Frank Pembleton, readying himself to report back to his... (full story)


Byline: Gil Gullickson “Have you ever read the book, Hollowing Out the Middle?” asks Paula Jensen in a tidy office just off the spacious Main Street of Langford, South Dakota.  The 2009 book details the reasons young... (full story)


Chris Niemann Byline: Natalina Sents Weekend rains were welcomed in many parts of Indiana, Ohio, Illinois and Missouri over the weekend. But heavy rains and strong windstorms damaged crops and farm... (full story)


Some Girls and a Mural Byline: Natalina Sents As drivers zoom through Colorado on 1-70, a colorful new mural on a large grain bin outside Limon tells potential visitors the story of agriculturalists... (full story)


Byline: Natalina Sents Welcome to The Highlight Reel. Here you’ll find a recap of recent lighthearted or unusual news. These aren’t the headlines, but the funny, inspiring, or touching stories from across the agriculture... (full story)


Iowa Senator Charles Grassley Byline: Chuck Abbott Iowa Sen. Chuck Grassley wants to tighten down access to U.S. farm subsidies, a lightning-rod issue as Congress tries to update ag and public... (full story)


Betsy Freese Byline: Natalina Sents Pork enthusiasts from around the world gathered in Des Moines, Iowa this week for food, seminars, and pig shows. National Pork Producers Council hosted World... (full story)


Byline: Dan Looker As President Donald Trump heads to Canada to meet with leaders of the world’s biggest economies, then to Singapore to possibly declare an end to the Korean War, farmers in the Midwest are left scratching... (full story)


Byline: Natalina Sents According to the latest USDA Crop Progress Report corn planting has finished in Illinois and Missouri. In Iowa, Nebraska, and North Carolina farmers have just 1% of corn planting remaining. If... (full story)


Kacey Birchmier Byline: Natalina Sents Parenting is hard. And the stresses of planting season certainly don’t make it any easier. However, parents across North America are making the most of it and... (full story)


Kacey Birchmier Byline: Natalina Sents Farmers across the plains of Kansas and Nebraska have been busy over the past week. Planting progress continued across the region, but corn progress remains... (full story)


Byline: Natalina Sents Take a look back at 12 topics Successful Farming has tackled over the years. See how much technology - and styles - have changed. Our dedication to making farmers successful remains the same. 1.... (full story)


David Ekstrom Byline: Natalina Sents Welcome to The Highlight Reel. Here you’ll find a recap of recent light-hearted or unusual news. These aren't the headlines, but the funny, inspiring, or touching... (full story)


David Ekstrom Byline: Natalina Sents Farmers across the Corn Belt are itching to get in the field to start the 2018 planting season. But unseasonably cool weather and substantial April snow totals are... (full story)


Dave Kestel Byline: Natalina Sents Welcome to The Highlight Reel. Here you’ll find a recap of recent light-hearted or unusual news. These aren't the headlines, but the funny, inspiring, or touching... (full story)


iStock: fotokostic Byline: Emma Wilson Today, as farmers eagerly welcome the first day of spring, many are also celebrating National Ag Day and the role of youth in the future of agriculture. ... (full story)


Byline: Mike McGinnis DES MOINES, Iowa -- After building up large bullish positions, the funds are liquidating 'long-the-market' contracts and the corn and soybean markets are paying the price. Also, investors are... (full story)


iStock: stevanovicigor Byline: Successful Farming Staff Researchers have identified key trends they are expecting to be prevalent in the U.S. in 2018. The nine trends below were identified through... (full story)


United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue sits down with Successful Farming Editorial Content Director, Dave Kurns, and discuss some of the hot topics in agriculture: RFS, trade, immigration, and the farm bill.   News ... (full story)


Byline: Natalina Sents This winter all eyes have been on South America. The grain markets have been reacting to the drought conditions in Argentina for weeks. Meteorologist David Streit of Commodity Weather Group, LLC ... (full story)


Byline: Natalina Sents Welcome to This Week in Agriculture. We will bring you interesting, out-of-the-ordinary finds going on in agriculture. Not the big headlines, but the curious, funny, and inspiring stories across the... (full story)


David Ekstrom Byline: Natalina Sents A team of Successful Farming video producers and editors traveled to East Moline, Illinois Monday for an exclusive tour of John Deere's archives. The facilites... (full story)


Byline: Emma Wilson This week kicks off the 70th year of the celebration of National FFA Week and activities to promote and celebrate agriculture will be taking place throughout the week. “FFA members aren’t just the... (full story)


Kyle Lammers Byline: Emma Wilson Kyle Lammers was only 13 years old when a farming accident took his left arm. However, the loss of a limb didn’t keep Lammers from returning to the family farm, thanks... (full story)


Byline: Natalina Sents Welcome to This Week in Agriculture. We will bring you interesting, out-of-the-ordinary finds going on in agriculture. Not the big headlines, but the curious, funny, and inspiring stories across the... (full story)


Byline: Emma Wilson In a world where consumers want to know how their food is produced, editors Claire Brown and Joe Fassler are working to close the communication gap between consumers and farmers across the nation. Both... (full story)


Michael Vadon Byline: Chuck Abbott As part of a mammoth package envisioned by the Trump administration, the nation’s governors would be given $50 billion in block grants to help finance rural projects... (full story)


Mike McGinnis Byline: Mike McGinnis DES MOINES, Iowa -- The U.S. soybean and wheat ending stocks are getting bigger, while the corn stocks tighten, according to the USDA. As a result, corn market... (full story)


News Photo: FFA Byline: Zoe Zuidema A record 67,006 members, advisors, supporters, and guests gathered from across the nation... (full story)


News Byline: Karen Bernick Operating a Christmas tree farm for 20 years took a toll on Kathi Albertson’s shoulder, so last January the... (full story)


News USDA Byline: Karen Bernick SF: What significance does opioid addiction have in the list of issues facing rural America? ... (full story)


News Byline: Brendan Unkrich Adam Timmerman was born and raised on a farm in Cherokee, Iowa. He went on to play college football at South... (full story)


News USDA Byline: Justin Davey Secretary Perdue was in attendance at the 2017 national FFA convention in Indianapolis on... (full story)


News Byline: Zoe Zuidema The National FFA Organization aims to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their... (full story)


News Byline: Emma Wilson For a farm to become and remain sustainable requires looking into new opportunities, education and... (full story)


News iStock: rightdx Byline: Chuck Abbott An Idaho state lawmaker says she plans to sponsor a bill in the 2018 legislative... (full story)