DTN Fertilizer Trends: Spring Applications Wrap Up

🕔Jun 7, 2018Average retail fertilizer prices finally began to decline the fourth week of May 2018 as spring application wrapped up, according to retailers surveyed by DTN. After weeks of prices for […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: Heavy Rains, Record High Temps

🕔Jun 7, 2018Summary Frontal and thunderstorm activity provided moderate to heavy rain (at least 0.5-inch) over northern, eastern, and central portions of the CONUS this past week. A weakness in the mid-tropospheric […]

DTN Fertilizer Outlook – Wholesale Prices and Trends

🕔Jun 6, 2018Here is a breakdown of wholesale prices and trends of the various fertilizers: AMMONIA International: In May, the downtrend in ammonia prices came to an end, and international benchmarks inched […]

Diesel, Gas Prices Little Changed

🕔Jun 6, 2018The U.S. average diesel fuel price decreased less than a penny, remaining at $3.29 per gallon on June 4, 2018, 72 cents higher than a year ago. Midwest and East […]

Farm Policy: Corn Belt Farmers Uneasy Over Potential Policy Impacts

🕔Jun 6, 2018Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of Tuesday’s Des Moines Register that, “Iowa farmers, battling too much rain, cold — and even snow — this planting season, have a new crop of […]

Bayer Seeks Positive Change – Monsanto Name to Disappear – DTN

🕔Jun 5, 2018Any gear with the Monsanto logo will soon be a vintage keepsake. Bayer has announced that it will finalize its acquisition of the St. Louis-based company on June 7 — […]

Farm Bill and SNAP: Reality of Cutting $126 Monthly Payment – Commentary

🕔Jun 5, 2018Nothing has caused more problems for the House of Representatives’ 2018 Farm Bill than the proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP—the successor program to food stamps). There […]

Farm Policy: Hard to Keep Score – Trade Tariff Volleys

🕔Jun 5, 2018Towards the end of May, positive news regarding U.S. trade policy began to emerge for U.S. farmers: China canceled its anti-dumping measure onU.S. sorghum imports; the U.S. issued a  joint statement indicating that […]

California Almonds: Spotlight on Irrigation – Will Martin

🕔Jun 4, 2018Five years ago, Will Martin realized he couldn’t answer an important question about the orchard he managed: When and how much water do I run? So he decided to find […]

California Almonds: Bugs Bear Watching, NOW Counts Getting Attention – AgFax

🕔Jun 3, 2018Bug issues seem to be more of a factor this season. NOW moth and egg counts still point to bigger populations towards hull split.  

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