Hot Topics in Ag



Feeling a little out of the loop? Wondering what’s been going on in the Ag industry? We’ve got you covered with our latest Hot Topics in Ag! Read below to find out more.


It appears as though the Nevada cattle rancher has won his week long battle with the federal government over a controversial cattle roundup that had led to the arrest of several protesters. Read more about this battle and what it could mean for Ag community by clicking here.


Just in time for grilling season and warm weather – sticker shock has hit consumers and restaurants across the country. Due to foreign demand and rebuilding cattle herd, prices are the highest they’ve been since 1987. Read more about the beef prices by clicking here.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that $19 million worth of grants to help train, educate and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers and ranchers. Read more about this announcement and find out more details by clicking here.

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Hot Topics in Ag



It’s time to fill up on your Ag news before the Thanksgiving holiday! Many things are happening in and around the Ag industry, so read below to stay in the know!

Cash Rents Expected to Be Even With Last Year

It’s getting to be that time when landlords and renters sit down to renew and/or update their land agreements. Many factors go in to deciding the rates and contracts of that land. To read more about this, check out the full article.

Farm journal Media to Buy Majority Stake in Machinery Pete Business

Farm Journal and Greg Peterson, the face behind Machinery Pete, have agree to allow Farm Journal to purchase majority interest in the Machinery Pete business. Peterson is widely regarded as the go-to for used equipment values and trends. To read more about this deal, click here.

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Hot Topics in Ag

htotopicsinagWhat are the latest things buzzing around the Ag industry? From studies to the newest products, we’ve got the updates you need to stay in the loop!

Fastline Study: 25% of 1000+ acre Farmers Use Social Media During Operations

  • Fastline Publications has released their survey of large acreage Farmers about their mobile device usage. The study found that 25 percent of use social media during their operations. Additionally, the top two uses of a smartphone while operating agriculture equipment are “talking on the phone” (74.62%) and “weather” (73.08%). To see the full results, download the full report here:


Harvest Wrapping Up – 84% of corn, 91% of Beans Harvested

  • According to Brownfield Ag news, the finish line is in sight for our Farmers. 84 percent of corn is harvested this year, compared to 97 percent at this time last year. 91 percent of soybeans have been harvested, compared to 95 percent last year. Winter wheat is also on good track, with Continue reading “Hot Topics in Ag”

A Helping Hand – When Farmers Step In

All too often, Farmers receive more flak for what they are doing wrong or not well enough, rather than what they are doing right. We’re here to share two stories of how Farmers continue to help out their community, especially for those in need. Fallen Farmer When David Fiege was suddenly and tragically killed in a farm accident a little over a week ago, his … Continue reading A Helping Hand – When Farmers Step In