USDA Announces Enrollment Period for Safety Net Coverage in 2018

🕔Oct 31, 2017USDA today announced that starting Nov. 1, 2017, farmers and ranchers with base acres in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) or Price Loss Coverage (PLC) safety net program may enroll […]

Equipment Maintenance: Properly Winterizing Your Sprayer Can Avoid Costly Spring Problems

🕔Oct 31, 2017It is very likely that you will not be using your sprayer again until next spring. If you want to avoid potential problems and save yourself from frustration and major […]

Flint on Crops: Short List for Wheat Basics

🕔Oct 31, 2017This is just a short list of basic practices for wheat. It’s time for that decision to be made, and the planting of wheat is a very positive move from […]

Nebraska Soybeans: Check for Dectes Stem Borer Damage

🕔Oct 31, 2017We 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 […]

DTN Livestock Open: Follow-Through Buying Interest

🕔Oct 31, 2017Look for the cattle complex to open moderately higher, supported by follow-through buying and technical buying. Lean hog issues should also begin on a firm basis thanks to the premium […]

DTN Grain Open: Soybeans Leading Higher, Again

🕔Oct 31, 20176:00 a.m. CME Globex: December corn was fractionally lower, November soybeans were 2 cents higher, and December Chicago (SRW) wheat was fractionlly lower. CME Globex Recap: Tuesday morning is similar […]

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

🕔Oct 31, 2017The 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 […]

Nebraska Corn: 18 Combine Adjustments for When the Crop Goes Down

🕔Oct 31, 2017As if rain delays weren’t frustrating enough this harvest, a broad swath of southern Nebraska experienced high winds Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, downing corn and leaving 20-70 bu/ac grain […]

Texas Ag Law: What’s the Difference Between an ICE Audit & an ICE Raid?

🕔Oct 31, 2017Numerous businesses–both agricultural and others–have faced audits or raids conducted by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement in recent years.   Dr. Ellen Jordan, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Dairy Specialist, and I published […]

Dicamba Soybean Injury Report: 3.6 Million Acres Affected in 2017

🕔Oct 31, 2017Throughout the summer we have attempted to provide updates as to the extent of dicamba-injured soybean throughout the United States, either in the form of official dicamba-related cases that are […]

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