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Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Evaluating Storm-Damaged Crops

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Evaluating Storm-Damaged Crops

👤By Marilyn Thelen, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Jun 23, 2017

Heavy rains, strong winds, hail and even tornadoes leave their mark on fields across the Midwest every year. If your farm is in the path of one of these storms, there is not much you can do, except seek shelter

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Planting: New 3D Model Predicts Best Practices for Farmers

Planting: New 3D Model Predicts Best Practices for Farmers

👤By Claire Benjamin, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 23, 2017

As farmers survey their fields this summer, several questions come to mind: How many plants germinated per acre? How does altering row spacing affect my yields? Does it make a difference if I plant my rows north to south or

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Texas West Plains: Cotton a Mixed Bag; Peanuts, Corn Doing Well; Replanting Sorghum

Texas West Plains: Cotton a Mixed Bag; Peanuts, Corn Doing Well; Replanting Sorghum

👤By Kerry Siders, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 22, 2017

Cotton ranges from seed still in the ground to 9 true leaf cotton. This wide range is reflective of the mess we are in across a large area here on the West Plains. I cannot review all the scenarios which

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Texas: High, Low Input Farming Discussed at 54th Stiles Farm Field Day

Texas: High, Low Input Farming Discussed at 54th Stiles Farm Field Day

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 21, 2017

Blackland farmers from across the region toured sorghum, corn and cotton fields learning more about using high and low input crop production at the recent 54th Stiles Farm Foundation Field Day in Thrall. The annual field day showcases the latest

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Illinois Grain: Closeup Look at Power and Equipment Costs on a Per Acre Basis

Illinois Grain: Closeup Look at Power and Equipment Costs on a Per Acre Basis

👤By Brandy Krapf, Dwight Raab, and Bradley Zwilling, University of Illinois 🕔Jun 19, 2017

With tightening margins and lower crop prices, producers are looking for ways to cut costs. In this article, we will look at power and equipment costs components, how they vary by farm size and the impact on profitability. In 2004,

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Drought: Farmers Employ Strategies To Reduce Risk

Drought: Farmers Employ Strategies To Reduce Risk

👤By Steven Wallander, Elizabeth Marshall, and Marcel Aillery, USDA ERS 🕔Jun 15, 2017

Drought is the leading driver of production risk in U.S. agriculture. Although flooding, early frosts, pests, and other risk factors pose major challenges to farmers, no other source of production risk is as nationally significant as drought in terms of

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Soybeans, Corn, Wheat: USDA Reports Flash – DTN

Soybeans, Corn, Wheat: USDA Reports Flash – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton and Emily Unglesbee, DTN/Telvent 🕔Jun 12, 2017

USDA left domestic corn and soybean production unchanged in the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report on Friday, but bumped both old-crop and new-crop soybean ending stocks both domestically and globally. Because of a 15-million-bushel change in the

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Kansas: Double Crop Options After Wheat

Kansas: Double Crop Options After Wheat

👤By Ignacio Ciampitti and Doug Shoup, Kansas State University 🕔Jun 5, 2017

Double cropping after wheat can be a high-risk venture. The available growing season is relatively short. Heat and/or dry conditions in July and August may cause problems with germination, emergence, seed set, or grain fill. Still, the good soil moisture

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Texas: Stiles Farm Field Day, Taylor, June 20

Texas: Stiles Farm Field Day, Taylor, June 20

👤By Blair Fannin, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jun 5, 2017

The Stiles Farm Field Day scheduled June 20 will feature the latest innovations in corn, sorghum and cotton production using low and high input methods, plus presentations on herd bull selection and cattle marketing. The field day is hosted by

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Corn, Soybeans: When to Start Paying Attention to Crop Condition Ratings?

Corn, Soybeans: When to Start Paying Attention to Crop Condition Ratings?

👤by Scott Irwin and Darrel Good, University of Illinois 🕔May 25, 2017

The USDA will report crop condition ratings for the 2017 U.S corn and soybean crops in the 18 major producing states in the weekly Crop Progress report beginning May 30 and continuing until harvest. Weekly crop condition ratings have been

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