Agfax Weekend: Syngenta Payout | Farm Bill – Eligibility Expansion?

🕔Apr 20, 2018This week’s Agfax Weekend – Syngenta Payout | Farm Bill – Eligibility Expansion? | Dicamba Ban Legal Battle – Surprised? | and more.

Midwest Planting: Is it Spring Yet? Farmers Waiting for Sunshine – DTN

🕔Apr 20, 2018Cold, snow and rain have kept farmers out of the field across the Midwest, but once the sun starts shining, watch out. “We do have a good forecast, and when […]

Ag Economy: Federal Reserve April 2018 Beige Book Report

🕔Apr 20, 2018On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its April 2018 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations […]

Drought Outlook Seasonal: Improvements for Plains, Southeast

🕔Apr 20, 2018Drought coverage decreased slightly during the past four weeks, but within the drought areas, there were noteworthy changes in intensity. There was fairly broad expansion of D4 (exceptional drought, the […]

Drought Monitor Weekly: A Week for Extremes – Snow, Fire, and Rain

🕔Apr 20, 2018Summary A powerful spring storm emerged from the West and brought extreme conditions to several regions. For example, historic, late-season snow blanketed portions of the northern Plains, upper Midwest, and […]

Midwest Corn and Soy: Are You Really Planting More Acres Per Week?

🕔Apr 20, 2018The number of 30-, 40-, and 60-ft wide (or larger) field crop planters across the U.S. Midwest is greater today than, say, twenty years ago. Certainly, individual farmers can plant […]

Indiana: Black Cutworm and Armyworm Moths Active

🕔Apr 20, 2018Storm systems from the Southwestern portions of the country have brought more than rain showers. Many of our pheromone trap cooperators captured black cutworm moths over the last week…though numbers […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 5 Tips for Slug Management

🕔Apr 20, 2018Slugs can be a difficult pest to manage when conditions are favorable for them, which has been the case often (particularly in southern Illinois) over the last couple of years. […]

DTN Grain Close: Warmer Temps, Light Rain Send Prices Lower

🕔Apr 20, 2018July contracts of corn, soybeans, and all three wheats fell lower Friday, as traders sensed better planting weather ahead and the start of light to moderate showers in the southwestern […]

DTN Grain Midday: Wheat Leads Lower

🕔Apr 20, 2018Trade is lower across the board at midday with wheat the downside leader. CORN Corn trade is 4 to 6 cents lower at midday with trade slipping below the $3.80 […]

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