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Midwest Soybeans: IPM Best Strategy for Soybean Aphid Management, Says Study

Midwest Soybeans: IPM Best Strategy for Soybean Aphid Management, Says Study

👤By Shari Finnell, Purdue University 🕔May 16, 2017

About 89.5 million acres of soybeans will be planted across the United States in 2017 — a record high, according to the USDA. Research published in the April 2017 issue of Pest Management Science indicates that many of these soybean

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Midwest and Plains Weekly Crop Progress – DTN

Midwest and Plains Weekly Crop Progress – DTN

👤By Emily Unglesbee and Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporters 🕔May 9, 2017

USDA downgraded the winter wheat condition only marginally in its weekly Crop Progress and Conditions report, despite reports of widespread damage from the Plains. Continued wet and cool weather in parts of the Corn Belt continued to hamper fieldwork, and

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Cornbelt: Changing Trend Yields

Cornbelt: Changing Trend Yields

👤By Gary Schnitkey, University of Illinois 🕔May 4, 2017

Since 2012, many areas in the greater Midwest had county corn and soybean yields that have exceeded trend yields by a large margin. These areas include much of Illinois, southern Wisconsin, eastern Nebraska, Kentucky, southern Indiana, and southern Ohio. On

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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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Farming: Taking Your Farm’s Story into the Classroom – DTN

Farming: Taking Your Farm’s Story into the Classroom – DTN

👤By Deborah R. Huso Progressive Farmer Contributor 🕔Apr 18, 2017

Once a month, Heidi Selken steps in front of a video camera and talks to a few hundred fourth-grade students about dairy farming … as well as anyone else who might choose to tune in on the South Dakota Adopt-A-Farmer

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Water Quality: Multi-State Efforts Help Nutrient Runoff – DTN

Water Quality: Multi-State Efforts Help Nutrient Runoff – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 21, 2017

Terry McClure wants to come clean. The Grover Hill, Ohio, farmer has proactively set up two water-monitoring sites to show how differing cropping techniques influence nutrient runoff. “We are taking the surface and subsurface tests at the exact same time

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South Dakota Weeds: Identifying Palmer Pigweed

South Dakota Weeds: Identifying Palmer Pigweed

👤By Gared Shaffer and Sharon Clay., South Dakota State University 🕔Mar 20, 2017

Palmer Amaranth in South Dakota Annual weeds are threat to many cropping systems in South Dakota. Palmer amaranth is a newer threat in the state depending upon your geographical location. Confirmed sightings in a few counties in South Dakota include

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South Dakota Challenging EPA on Higher Ethanol Blends – DTN

South Dakota Challenging EPA on Higher Ethanol Blends – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Farm leaders and state officials in South Dakota are taking the lead to push 30% ethanol blends and challenging EPA’s stance on higher ethanol blends. By taking the lead to aggressively support E30, South Dakota is positioning itself for a

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South Dakota: Winter Wheat Breaking Dormancy Early

South Dakota: Winter Wheat Breaking Dormancy Early

👤By Laura Edwards, Adam Varenhorst, and Emmanuel Byamukama, South Dakota State University 🕔Mar 9, 2017

Historically Warm February February 2017 will go down in the record books as one of the warmest Februaries on record, not just in South Dakota, but across the United States. Some Eastern parts of the state will end up more

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Monsanto’s Westbred Brand Releases 10 New Wheat Varieties for 2018

Monsanto’s Westbred Brand Releases 10 New Wheat Varieties for 2018

👤From a Press Release 🕔Feb 28, 2017

Ten new regionally tested, locally adapted WestBred wheat varieties have been released to Certified Seed suppliers and will be available to growers in their respective areas of adoption in 2018.  “We’re incredibly excited to add such a diverse and advanced group

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