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In 1900 the total United States population was 75,994,266
Farm population was 29,414,000 (estimated)
Farmers made up 38% of the labor force
Number of farms: 5,740,000
Average farm size (acres): 147


Fact courtesy of the USDA


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Monday, April 14, 2014 9:46PM CDT

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission's relationship with the grain industry is rocky, at best. The House Agriculture Committee reprimanded the Commission's rulemaking process last week by including language in a bill that undid a controversial rulemaking on residual interest, a concept that commercial hedgers argue would cause the cost of hedging to skyrocket.

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West Blast Victims Remembered
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 4:50PM CDT
One year after the tragic explosion in West, Texas, state lawmakers and agencies are on the verge of taking action to better secure ammonium nitrate stockpiles.
Agricultural Adventure
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 2:26PM CDT
Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana mixes education with entertainment to lift the veil of 21st-Century agriculture to the public.
Kub's Den
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:26AM CDT
Buying and selling grain or equipment is a balancing act of trading currencies to get the best deal that buyers and sellers can get.
View From the Cab
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 5:08PM CDT
Another shot of snow and cold weather kept Karen and Bill Johnson of Avoca, Iowa, out of their fields this past week, while in Florida, Jamie Harris is nearly finished planting corn.

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In 1950 of employed persons in the United States, 11 percent were engaged in agriculture


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One year after the tragic explosion in West, Texas, state lawmakers and agencies are on the verge of taking action to better secure ammonium nitrate stockpiles. See DTN Ag News. BWest Blast Victims Remembered...

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Fair Oaks Farms in northwest Indiana mixes education with entertainment to lift the veil of 21st-Century agriculture to the public. See DTN Ag News. BAgricultural Adventure...

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Humid: 86% Dew Pt: 18oF
Barom: 30.23 Wind Dir: NNW
Cond: N/A Wind Spd: 8 mph
Sunrise: 6:36 Sunset: 8:14
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:58AM CDT
The National Institute for Animal Agriculture is holding its annual meeting this week in downtown Omaha with speeches and panel discussions centered on use of the precautionary principle in the U.S. and the lack of innovation already caused by the regulatory philosophy, particularly in Europe.

Friday, April 4, 2014 10:44AM CDT
Donor-advised funds promote charitable giving while teaching family values. They work especially well as a tax tool for those with fluctuating farm incomes.

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  • CORN (May 14) 499'2 1'6 4/17/14   4:59 AM CST
  • CORN (Jul 14) 504'6 1'2 4/17/14   4:59 AM CST
  • CORN (Sep 14) 501'6 1'0 4/17/14   4:52 AM CST
  • SOYBEANS (May 14) 1529'2 10'4 4/17/14   4:54 AM CST
  • SOYBEANS (Jul 14) 1518'4 9'6 4/17/14   4:55 AM CST
  • SOYBEANS (Aug 14) 1431'0 7'0 4/17/14   3:38 AM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (May 14) 730'6 4'2 4/16/14   9:22 PM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Jul 14) 741'4 6'4 4/17/14   4:48 AM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Sep 14) 749'0 8'2 4/17/14   4:48 AM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Dec 14) 758'0 6'0 4/17/14   3:50 AM CST
  • HARD RED SPRING WHEAT (Mar 15) 760'0 -0'4 4/16/14   7:59 PM CST
  • LIVE CATTLE (Apr 14) 145.400 - 0.350 4/17/14   3:16 AM CST
  • LIVE CATTLE (Jun 14) 135.675 0.050 4/17/14   4:55 AM CST
  • LIVE CATTLE (Aug 14) 133.550 4/17/14   3:18 AM CST
  • LEAN HOGS (May 14) 122.550 - 0.325 4/17/14   3:25 AM CST
  • LEAN HOGS (Jun 14) 123.600 - 0.175 4/17/14   4:59 AM CST
  • LEAN HOGS (Jul 14) 121.375 - 0.275 4/17/14   4:02 AM CST

 
 
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