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Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

👤By DTN Staff 🕔Nov 15, 2017

Winter wheat conditions fell slightly from the previous week, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report released on Monday. USDA estimated that 54% of the winter wheat crop was rated good to excellent, down 1 percentage point from 55% the

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Kansas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Multiple Disasters

Kansas: 3 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Multiple Disasters

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 15, 2017

USDA) has designated three counties in Kansas as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by multiple disasters that occurred during the 2017 crop year. Designation Number 1: USDA has designated Marshall and Nemaha counties in Kansas

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Nebraska: Why Grain Test Weigh Matters

Nebraska: Why Grain Test Weigh Matters

👤By Todd Whitneym University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialist 🕔Nov 14, 2017

Grain test weight, often used as a grain quality indicator, is a volumetric measurement based on an official bushel being 1.244 cubic feet. For U.S. No. 1 yellow corn, the official minimum test weight is 56 pounds per bushel. If

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Nebraska: Burndown Herbicides May Not Work in Low Temperatures

Nebraska: Burndown Herbicides May Not Work in Low Temperatures

👤By Amit Jhala and Jenny Rees, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Specialists 🕔Nov 13, 2017

Recently we received several phone calls about control of winter annual weeds in the fall and how temperature and frost might affect herbicide efficacy. As fall temperatures will continue to drop, it is important for growers to decide as soon

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Nebraska Corn: Potential Reasons for Weakened Ear Shanks and Ear Loss

Nebraska Corn: Potential Reasons for Weakened Ear Shanks and Ear Loss

👤By Jenny Rees and Robert Klein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Nov 8, 2017

Reports of ear loss have been widespread in Nebraska this harvest season following a week of high, sustained winds in late October. Growers have been asking about the potential causes of weakened ear shanks and ears dropping.  Like many things that happen in

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Grain Markets: Should We Be Surprised By Average 2017 Corn, Soybean Yields?

Grain Markets: Should We Be Surprised By Average 2017 Corn, Soybean Yields?

👤By Scott Irwin, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Nov 2, 2017

In the Crop Production report released on October 10, 2017 the USDA estimated the U.S. average yield of corn to be 171.8 bushels per acre and the average yield of soybeans to be 49.5 bushels per acre. The October yield estimates confirmed

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USDA Swears in Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs – DTN

USDA Swears in Undersecretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 31, 2017

USDA officially filled another key leadership position Monday as Greg Ibach was sworn in as USDA undersecretary for marketing and regulatory programs. At the same time, Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue lamented the Senate confirmation process that is tying up another

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South Dakota: Oglala Lakota County, Indian Reservation Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

South Dakota: Oglala Lakota County, Indian Reservation Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 31, 2017

USDA has issued two primary natural disaster area notices for South Dakota. The first is: Oglala Lakota County in South Dakota has been designated a primary natural disaster area due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Farmers

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Nebraska Soybeans: Check for Dectes Stem Borer Damage

Nebraska Soybeans: Check for Dectes Stem Borer Damage

👤By Robert Wright, Justin McMechan, and Kyle Broderick, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension Specialists 🕔Oct 31, 2017

We have received several reports of stem breakage caused by Dectes stem borer in eastern Nebraska. In some cases, these fields were not previously known to be infested with Dectes beetles. Dectes has been expanding its range in Nebraska soybeans.

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Midwest Weather: La Nina Winter – What’s Ahead?

Midwest Weather: La Nina Winter – What’s Ahead?

👤By Al Dutcher - Associate Nebraska State Climatologist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln 🕔Oct 31, 2017

The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) reissued its La Nina Watch on October 12, stating that the odds of a La Nina occurring during our North American winter have now increased to 55%-65%. Historical responses to individual La Nina events are

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