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Breakfast on the Farm wraps up another successful season

Five Michigan farm families gave visitors an incredible first-hand look at modern agriculture. Now is the time for interested farm families to apply to host an event in 2016.


This week's top 5 #ranchlife tweets

Twitter can be an important tool for animal agvocacy- and to just have fun. Each week, Drovers CattleNetwork wants to show off some of the week's greatest tweets from ranchers-- funny, inspirational and sweet. Check out the list below for some #ranchlife 140-word musings and follow us on Twitter at @droversCTN.


U.S. retail gasoline prices increase one cent

The U.S. retail gas prices saw a slight average increase of one cent this week to hit $2.25. The largest increase was in the Midwest, where retail gas prices jumped three cents to hit $2.33. The Gulf Coast saw a one-cent increase and the lowest retail gasoline prices in the country at $2.04.

West Coast prices fell the most with a seven cent drop to $2.56. The Rocky Mountain region was close behind with a six-cent decrease to $2.48. The highest retail gas prices in the country are in the West Coast region. 


Per acre net cash return to U.S. corn and soybeans since 1975: Part I

Yields become the talk at harvest, but net return determines who farms in 20 years. This article therefore examines the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Economic Research Service (ERS) data set on cost and return to production of U.S. corn and soybeans.


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