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Ohio Harvest: Good Weather Conditions This Week, Not So Much Next Week

Ohio Harvest: Good Weather Conditions This Week, Not So Much Next Week

👤By Jim Noel, National Weather Service 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Temperatures into November: The warmer than normal weather pattern will continue. However, it appears we will get a burst of colder weather next week. Confidence in the temperature forecast is high. Precipitation: We will be slowly transitioning from the drier first

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Diesel Prices Rise While Gasoline Slips

Diesel Prices Rise While Gasoline Slips

👤From the Energy Information Administration 🕔Oct 18, 2017

The U.S. average diesel fuel price increased 1 cent to $2.79 per gallon on October 16, 31 cents higher than a year ago. The Rocky Mountain price increased three cents to $2.89 per gallon, the Midwest price increased two cents

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Minnesota: 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Fall Soil Sampling

Minnesota: 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Fall Soil Sampling

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Fertility Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

1. Sample at the correct depth We calibrate soil test results to a specific sampling depth, so it’s important to get this right. Immobile plant nutrients tend to accumulate near the soil surface, so shallow sample depths can inflate results.

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Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Extended – U.S. Dairy Proposal Rejected

Ag Trade: NAFTA Renegotiation Talks Extended – U.S. Dairy Proposal Rejected

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Oct 18, 2017

Background Ana Swanson reported on Tuesday at The New York Times Online that, “Until Tuesday, the North American Free Trade Agreement looked like it might be headed for a quick demise. Now, it could be headed for a slow, painful

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Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

Nebraska: Buying Seed for 2018 – Which Bt Traits Do You Really Need?

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Oct 17, 2017

When it comes to buying corn seed, one way to save money is to ensure you are not investing in GMO insect protection traits you do not need for your particular farm or field. Traited corn has been genetically modified

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Nebraska Soybeans: End of Season Flooding Affects Management, Storage

Nebraska Soybeans: End of Season Flooding Affects Management, Storage

👤By Amy Timmerman, University of Nerbaska-Lincoln Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

October has gotten off to a wet start in most of the state. These rains are beneficial in helping to recharge soil moisture for the 2018 growing season. However, some areas have received more than 8 inches of rain since

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Nebraska Harvest: Avoiding Compaction – 10 Tips for Wet Soils

Nebraska Harvest: Avoiding Compaction – 10 Tips for Wet Soils

👤By Paul Jasa, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Engineer 🕔Oct 17, 2017

With harvest underway across Nebraska, some producers are concerned about compaction as their large combines and grain carts move across the fields. In some areas, fall rains have left the fields soft and ruts are being cut into the soil

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Farm Business: Comparing 2016 ARC-CO and PLC Payments

Farm Business: Comparing 2016 ARC-CO and PLC Payments

👤By Nick Paulson, Gary Schnitkey, Jonathan Coppess, University of Illinois Ag Economists; and Carl Zulauf, Ohio State University, Ag Economist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

The daily article from October 6, 2017 presents a summary of 2016 ARC-CO payments for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Today’s article provides county level estimates of PLC payments for these crops using average program yield data provided by the Farm

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Nebraska: Grain Marketing in 5 Easy Steps

Nebraska: Grain Marketing in 5 Easy Steps

👤By Jessica Groskopf, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Ag Economist 🕔Oct 17, 2017

If you didn’t know where to start or thought developing your own grain marketing plan was too difficult, check out these tips for writing and using a plan throughout the year to meet your goals. 1. Break the total amount

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Missouri: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

Missouri: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

USDA has designated Adair and Ringgold counties in Iowa as primary natural disaster areas due to a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in Adams, Audubon, Cass, Clarke, Dallas, Decatur, Guthrie, Madison, Taylor and Union counties in Iowa also qualify for

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