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Farm Credit: Low Prices Making Bankers Skittish for Ag Loans

Farm Credit: Low Prices Making Bankers Skittish for Ag Loans

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Apr 25, 2017

In our recent meetings with farm groups, one topic that regularly came up was farm operating loans. Nearly everyone had a story to tell. Some knew of neighbors who were unable to get financing for the 2017 crop. Others heard

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Spring Wheat Planting Behind in 5 Key States – DTN

Spring Wheat Planting Behind in 5 Key States – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Spring wheat planting was behind in five of the key growing states as of April 16, with Idaho and Washington significantly behind, followed by Minnesota and then North Dakota and Montana, according to last week’s USDA Crop Progress report. If

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Kansas: Wheat Cover Crop Field Day, Brownell, May 19

Kansas: Wheat Cover Crop Field Day, Brownell, May 19

👤By Mary Lou Peter, Kansas State University 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Kansas State University will host a Cover Crop Field Day on Friday, May 19 at 9:30 a.m. at the K-State HB Ranch in southeast Trego County. The ranch is at 39008 147 Highway in Brownell, Kansas. K-State researchers will discuss

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Ohio Corn: Getting Off to a Good Start – Planting Depth Can Make a Difference

Ohio Corn: Getting Off to a Good Start – Planting Depth Can Make a Difference

👤By Peter Thomison, Ohio State University 🕔Apr 25, 2017

Planting depth recommendations for Ohio are 1.5 to 2 inches deep to ensure adequate moisture uptake and seed-soil contact. Deeper planting may be recommended as the season progresses and soils become warmer and drier, however planting shallower than 1.5 inches

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Nebraska Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Snap Affect Planted Crops?

Nebraska Corn, Soybeans: How Will Cold Snap Affect Planted Crops?

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Apr 25, 2017

With this week’s forecasted low temperatures projected to dip into the high 30s (°F) with potential rain events, growers have asked if/how germination will be affected for corn and soybean planted this week. Summary Imbibitional (fast) water uptake occurs within

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Corn Market: Current Price Factors for 2017

Corn Market: Current Price Factors for 2017

👤By Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois 🕔Apr 24, 2017

July corn futures price closed, over the past week, at the low end of the price range between $3.60- $3.80 that it has moved around in since early March. Lower corn prices appear to reflect mixed expectations regarding demand factors

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Missouri Row Crop Farmer Has 4 Decades of Experience Growing Organic – DTN

Missouri Row Crop Farmer Has 4 Decades of Experience Growing Organic – DTN

👤By Richard Oswald, DTN Special Correspondent 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Charlie Johnson, 59, has been an organic grower for four decades, raising certified organic crops on his 2,500-acre farm near Madison in southeastern South Dakota. It’s a lot of work fighting the weeds and doing a lot of cultivating each

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Nebraska: Making Decisions About Starter Fertilizer

Nebraska: Making Decisions About Starter Fertilizer

👤By Charles Shapiro, Brian Krienke, and Laura Thompson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Apr 24, 2017

As you evaluate the cost of inputs you may use this spring, consider this: Only focusing on expenses without subsequent income changes is misleading. Even if you have less money to spend on inputs, you need to consider return on

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Growing Grain: Europe Tackles Mycotoxins – DTN

Growing Grain: Europe Tackles Mycotoxins – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Mycotoxins are a problem for grain farmers around the world. Now researchers from a Dutch university are working with a large team of scientists, engineers and IT specialists from government, academia and industry in 10 different European countries and China

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Nebraska: Pay Attention to Herbicide Intervals in Corn-Soybean Rotation

Nebraska: Pay Attention to Herbicide Intervals in Corn-Soybean Rotation

👤By Amit Jhala, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Apr 24, 2017

Corn-soybean is the most common cropping system in eastern Nebraska. While corn growers are getting ready for planting this season, it is important to pay attention to the planting interval of herbicides applied the previous year in soybean. Certain soybean

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