Ag Input Suppliers Face Antitrust Lawsuit – DTN Jan 19, 2021

🕔Jan 19, 2021
A new lawsuit alleges crop input manufacturers, wholesalers, and retailers coordinated a boycott of online sales platforms such as Farmers Business Network and AgVend to prevent greater price transparency, a […]

Minnesota: Reducing Bt-Trait Acres in 2021 Corn Production? Implications for European Corn Borer Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
The recent economics of corn production have challenged many farmers to minimize production costs. Hybrid selection is one way to reduce costs. Planting corn hybrids without Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) proteins […]

Minnesota: Over-Application of Potash Containing Chloride Can Hurt Soybean Yields Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
Past posts  have discussed the potential issues which chloride (Cl) in potash can present for soybean production in Minnesota. The 2020 growing season was the fourth year of a long-term […]

Big Issues Facing Farming in 2021 – DTN Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
Farm labor, broadband and infrastructure, climate change and sustainability, and ensuring diversity in agriculture were among the biggest issues the president of the American Farm Bureau Federation and the CEO […]

Farmland Markets and Macro Linkages – A Historical Perspective Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
The U.S. Ag sector has experienced massive disruptions and significant impacts from trade disputes, exchange rate fluctuations, interest rate market interventions and the impacts on cost of capital; and recently […]

Farm Finances: Cost Management – Interest Rates and Refinancing Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
An increase in cash prices for corn and soybeans brightens the outlook for Illinois farm income in 2021, but continued uncertainty in the economy and market factors means careful farm […]

Ag Economy: Jan. Observations from the Federal Reserve – Beige Book Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its January 2021 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining […]

Covered Cropland vs. Cover Crops – Broadening the Perspective Jan 14, 2021

🕔Jan 14, 2021
Cover crops have environmental benefits, with many resulting from cover crops that over-winter, thereby absorbing nitrates in the early spring and building organic matter in soils over time.  Because they […]

Grain Transportation: Water Resources Development Act to Improve River Infrastructure – DTN Jan 13, 2021

🕔Jan 13, 2021
As 2020 came to a close, a $2.3 trillion “Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021” (H.R. 133) was finally signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 27, including a few […]

Friends and Legends: Louisiana Crop Consultant Pays Tribute To AgFax Founders Jan 13, 2021

🕔Jan 13, 2021
Debra Ferguson and her husband, Owen Taylor, were ag journalists known for their reporting via the digital platform, AgFax. Debra was also a talented photographer whose work appeared in numerous […]

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