Nebraska: Flood Damage and Prevented Planting

🕔Apr 16, 2019Depending on the extent of flood damage on your property, you may qualify for crop insurance prevented planting payments. This article will review the final planting dates and late planting […]

Minnesota Alfalfa: Winterkill, Delayed Termination – Should I Consider Soybean?

🕔Apr 16, 2019Plans change. Perhaps you planned to terminate an alfalfa stand last fall but the weather made tillage impossible to complete. Or, the winter weather has severely damaged your alfalfa stand. […]

Cover Crops: Good News from the Census of Agriculture

🕔Apr 16, 2019Last week USDA released the results of the 2017 Census of Agriculture. The previous 2012 Census was the first one to include a question about cover crops. While the 2012 Census […]

Ag Economy: Farmland Values Steady; Potential for Declines Exist

🕔Apr 16, 2019Recent news items from the Corn Belt point to several economic challenges facing producers as spring planting approaches.  Nonetheless, relatively steady farmland values continue to be a bright spot. But a recent update from the Federal Reserve Bank […]

5 Tips for Designing On-Farm Field Trials

🕔Apr 16, 2019With planting season right around the corner, many farmers are looking at designing on-farm trials in some of their fields. Here are a few pointers to help ensure that you […]

Worker Protection: 5 Steps to Ensure Proper Respirator Compliance

🕔Apr 16, 2019Under the Worker Protection Standard (WPS) as revised in 2015, there are specific requirements for handlers when pesticide labels require the use of a respirator. Handlers are employees, owners, and family members who apply, load, unload, rinse […]

Corn, 2018: Exceptional Yields in Central Illinois, Eastern U.S.

🕔Apr 16, 2019On a national basis, corn and soybean yields were near record-breaking levels in 2018, with exceptional yields in central Illinois and the eastern United States contributing heavily to those near-record […]

Midwest Livestock: Forage Needed After Floods – DTN

🕔Apr 16, 2019Nebraska livestock producers who saw their pastures severely damaged from widespread flooding this spring might have to use annual forages until perennial forages can recover. With pastures now buried under […]

Ohio Corn: Assessing the Value of Variable Seeding Rates

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🕔Apr 16, 2019Finding the best seeding rate is important for efficient corn production, but the “optimum” seeding rate – the one that maximizes profitability – can vary within and among fields with […]

Ohio Soybeans: Effect of Relative Maturity on Grain Yield

🕔Apr 16, 2019Fall 2018 was extremely wet, and as a result, small grain and cover crops throughout the state were planted late. Some farmers are interested in planting soybeans with an earlier […]

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