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USDA Keeps U.S. Corn Production Estimate Unchanged
USDA's July World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates (WASDE) report kept the projected 2014 U.S. corn yield unchanged from last month at a record 165.3 BPA. A 500,000 acre reduction in U.S. harvested corn acres puts the projected size of the 2014 U.S. corn crop at 13.860 billion bushels, which is 75 million bushels smaller than last year's record crop.
AgriMarketing – 7/25/2014

Study says neonic insecticides widespread in Iowa waters
A class of insecticides popular with corn and soybean farmers in the U.S. Midwest but feared as a factor in the decline of U.S. honey bee colonies and other crop pollinators, has been found to be widespread through rivers and streams in Iowa, according to a government study released on Thursday.
Ag Professional – 7/24/2014

Corn, Soybean Crops Ahead of 5-Year Average
Yesterday, USDA reported that both U.S. corn and soybean crops are progressing well and continue ahead of their 5-year average in terms of development. The condition of both crops remains strong with good potential to produce record setting yields.
Farm Equipment – 7/22/2014

Brazilian Farm Machinery Sales Are Down
The rate of decline in farm machinery sales in Brazil nudged higher last month, fuelled by the decline in commodity prices which has dented trade in larger agricultural equipment in other markets too.
USAgnet – 7/21/2014

AgGateway releases agricultural glossary
AgGateway is introducing a comprehensive agricultural glossary that can be freely accessed and used by the industry to facilitate accurate communications.
Ag Professional – 7/17/2014

USDA: Crop Conditions Continue To Improve
This year's U.S. corn and soybean crops continue to look very, very good overall.
AgriMarketing – 7/15/2014

Drop in Brazil farm machinery sales accelerates
The rate of decline in farm machinery sales in Brazil nudged higher last month, fuelled by the decline in commodity prices which has dented trade in larger agricultural equipment in other markets too.
Agrimoney.com – 7/14/2014

Small Tractor Sales Up Last Month, Combine Sales Still Off
According to the Association of Equipment Manufacturer's monthly "Flash Report," the sale of all tractors in the U.S. for June 2014, were up 5% compared to the same month last year.
USAgnet – 7/11/2014

Hog Farmers Enjoy Record Profits
Growing up in northern Illinois, hogs were the mortgage lifters at our farm. They put three kids through college and helped my dad buy the home place from my grandpa.
Farm Futures – 7/11/2014

Record Harvest Could Be Bad News for Machinery Sales
In today's newscast we look at what a record harvest could mean for equipment sales, news of the first gallons of commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol being produced, Art's Way's second quarter results and dealers report sales growth in 5 out of 11 regions.
Farm Equipment – 7/11/2014