Nebraska Cover Crops: Termination Factors, Burndown Considerations

🕔Apr 23, 2018With cold spring conditions this year, cover crop plant growth has been delayed and questions have come up as to whether that should affect timing of cover crop termination. In […]

Nebraska: Burndown Herbicide Success Linked to the Weather Forecast

🕔Apr 23, 2018Finding a good time for burndown herbicide applications has been a little tricky this spring, given the below-normal temperatures experienced through much of April as well as the intermittent snow […]

Nebraska Soybeans: Planting Early is Critical to Maximizing Yield

🕔Apr 23, 2018Data continues to suggest growers are planting soybean earlier than ever before. In fact, over the past three decades, farmers have persistently shifted average soybean planting dates in the North […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Costs of Production in 2017

🕔Apr 23, 2018In 2017, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $876 in the northern section, $868 in the central section for farmland with “high” […]

Corn: Neighbor Farmers Growing Different Hybrids – It Takes a Village – DTN

🕔Apr 23, 2018Low commodity prices are prompting some farmers to plant specialty corn to boost their income. But care must be taken when planting different hybrids next to each other, or farmers […]

Agfax Weekend: Syngenta Payout | Farm Bill – Eligibility Expansion?

🕔Apr 20, 2018This week’s Agfax Weekend – Syngenta Payout | Farm Bill – Eligibility Expansion? | Dicamba Ban Legal Battle – Surprised? | and more.

Midwest Planting: Is it Spring Yet? Farmers Waiting for Sunshine – DTN

🕔Apr 20, 2018Cold, snow and rain have kept farmers out of the field across the Midwest, but once the sun starts shining, watch out. “We do have a good forecast, and when […]

Ag Economy: Federal Reserve April 2018 Beige Book Report

🕔Apr 20, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

Minnesota Corn: Weather Delays Planting, Optimal Window Remains Open

🕔Apr 20, 2018Much of Minnesota has been covered in snow past mid-April and it will take some time for field conditions to dry enough for field work and planting to begin. Farmers […]

Drought Outlook Seasonal: Improvements for Plains, Southeast

🕔Apr 20, 2018Drought coverage decreased slightly during the past four weeks, but within the drought areas, there were noteworthy changes in intensity. There was fairly broad expansion of D4 (exceptional drought, the […]

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