Coronavirus: Machinery Manufacturer Engines Sputter – DTN Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Major equipment manufacturers announced temporary factory shutdowns last week as the coronavirus pandemic found its way to manufacturing floors. John Deere’s Dubuque, Iowa, plant closed March 30, days after discovering […]

Livestock: COVID-19 Hits Packing Plants – DTN Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Coronavirus cases are increasingly affecting the meatpacking industry as both a beef and pork plant in Iowa were closed this week because of positive cases. Tyson Foods announced a pork […]

Farmland: Database Makes Every Field More Of An Open Book – DTN Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
People are about to know a lot more about your land at the click of a mouse. It could be a game changer for the agricultural land market. It could […]

Grain Transportation: Trucking Weight Limits, Other Regulatory Concerns – DTN Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
The federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law on March 26 and includes language requested by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to clarify state […]

Illinois: Wheat Progress and Early Season Diseases Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
Wheat in the southernmost part of Illinois is near Feekes growth stage (FGS) 7, while areas in the mid south are nearing FGS 5.  Wheat in the central part of […]

Iowa: Are You Planting on a Level Playing Field? Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
Springtime on a farm is typically filled with the hustle and bustle of gearing up for planting season. This is the time of year when most farmers focus on de-winterizing […]

Iowa Corn: Flexibility in the Timing of Strip-Till with Nutrient Application Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
Whether you are thinking about trying strip-till or already using strip-till in your farming operation, the question of timing comes up—fall or spring? There are many factors that go into this decision, […]

Iowa: Spring Weather Outlook, Potential Crop Impacts Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
Spring has sprung! Preparations for planting across the state are in full swing. Conditions over the last 30 days have been unseasonably warm across the Midwest with positive departures of […]

Texas Field Reports: Warm-Season Grasses Emerge, Help Maximize Growth Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
Weather has affected the transition from cool-season to warm-season forage growth, and producers should be doing what they can to help Bermuda grass emerge and maximize growth, said a Texas A&M […]

Thompson On Cotton: The Saga (And Uncertainty) Continues Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
The expression, “You can’t make a silk purse from a sow’s ear,” aptly describes the current cotton market. Even the recent uptick in prices has generated little excitement. With few […]

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