Agricultural News

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act significantly changed how agribusiness looks at depreciation. Bonus deprecation was one of the few items in the new law that applies retroactively. Under the new law, annual depreciation limits on passenger autos also increase significantly.

Weighing Possible Huge Merger

If Archer Daniels Midland takes over Bunge Ltd., the resulting company would be the largest grain handler in the United States.

NGFA Calls on Congress to Act

The president of the National Grain and Feed Association expressed disappointment that Congress so far hasn't been able to change the new tax provision that is disrupting the grain trade.

Farmland Prices Remain Strong

Recent land sales in Iowa and a new Kansas City Federal Reserve bank report show farmland values remain strong despite lower grain prices.

DDG Weekly Update

The DTN average dried distillers grains price for the week ended Feb. 15 was stronger at $148 per ton.

Trading for Water Quality

Working through Kansas State University Extension, Wichita has developed programs over the last several years to reduce atrazine and sediment loads in the Little Arkansas River watershed through incentives for best-management practices.

Crop Tech Corner

In this week's Crop Tech Corner, Minnesota grad students tell Congress that the expensive regulatory process is stifling innovation in GM fuel and fiber crops.

Dicamba Under Scrutiny

The environmental and farmer groups behind the lawsuit claim Monsanto inappropriately influenced EPA's registration of XtendiMax.

Drought Changes Fertility Plans

Dry conditions are forcing Southern Plains producers to rethink their fertilizer application plans this spring.

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