Southeast Cotton – Up to 90% Open Bolls in Hurricane Michael’s Path – DTN

🕔Oct 11, 2018With Hurricane Michael bearing down on the Southeast U.S., much of Georgia’s 1.5-million-acre cotton crop will be exposed to torrential rains and high winds on Wednesday and Thursday.   “The Georgia […]

Midwest Nitrate Escape: Buffer Strips and Control Boxes are Key, Study Says

🕔Oct 11, 2018Spring in America’s heartland is often wet. That makes its soil too soft for planting. One solution to that issue is tile drainage. Growers insert a series of pipes (drain […]

Ethanol Blends: President Tells EPA to Allow Year-Round Sales – DTN

🕔Oct 10, 2018Leading into President Donald Trump’s trip to Council Bluffs, Iowa, on Tuesday, a senior White House official said Tuesday that the president has directed the Environmental Protection Agency to create […]

Soggy Harvest Delays – Some Farmers Seed Shopping for 2019 – DTN

🕔Oct 9, 2018Even as wet weather stalls the 2018 corn and soybean harvest in parts of the Midwest, many farmers have their eyes on 2019 seed selection.   “It does seem early to […]

Farm Bill Negotiations: Tensions Persist

🕔Oct 9, 2018The current Farm Bill has expired and tensions among key members of the Conference Committee persist. Today’s update provides an overview of recent articles that highlight ongoing Farm Bill issues in greater […]

Soybean Market: Iran was Top U.S. Soybean Buyer in August, What Gives? – DTN

🕔Oct 9, 2018One month ago in this column, I explained how one of the surprises of China’s tariff on U.S. soybeans was that U.S. soybean exports actually increased in the month of […]

Tariff Realities: Farmer’s View – Basis, Cash Flow, Storage – DTN

🕔Oct 9, 2018DTN Editor’s Note: In our “Tariff Realities” series, DTN is looking at challenges facing U.S. farmers and grain elevators this fall as they market, store and transport soybeans under conditions related […]

Cleveland On Cotton: So Much For Tariffs Or Making Farmers “Whole”

🕔Oct 5, 2018A crisis has taken shape in the Cotton Belt and in the broader Heartland, and agriculture is leading the charge to disaster. Every morning begins with the chimes of two […]

Thompson On Cotton: Regional Updates, Points Worth Emphasizing

🕔Oct 4, 2018This crop season has been one where we’ve come to expect the unexpected. Weather, always an unknown, tested us at every turn from planting to harvest. Despite being forced to […]

Soybean Herbicide Tolerant-Trait Systems for 2019 – Breaking it Down – DTN

🕔Oct 3, 2018Between new traits coming to market and the recent ag mergers, soybean seed catalogs are as thick as they are confusing this year.  Depending on your seed retailer of choice, […]

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