Waters of the U.S. Rule on Hold in 24 States – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2018A federal district court in Georgia slapped a preliminary injunction on the 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule on Friday, suspending the implementation of the rule in […]

Southwest Drought: Grim Forecast; Hope for El Nino by Autumn – DTN

🕔May 29, 2018The harsh drought over the southwestern U.S. is expected to last through most of the summer.   That’s the forecast from a drought and forecast update webinar held May 23. National […]

USDA Crop Progress: Corn Planting Rockets Ahead – DTN

🕔May 15, 2018Farmers continued to put the pedal to the metal last week, pushing planting progress ahead another 23 percentage points and nearly catching up to the five-year average pace, according to […]

USDA Crop Progress: Planting Jumped Ahead with Improved Weather – DTN

🕔May 9, 2018Corn planting progress jumped a whopping 22 percentage points last week and narrowed the gap between this year’s progress and the five-year average pace, according to the USDA National Ag […]

Wheat Tour Scouts Expect Sharply Lower 2018/19 Production

🕔May 3, 2018This week I joined the annual Wheat Quality Council (WQC) Hard Red Wheat (HRW) Tour for an early survey of the new crop. Each year, participants gather in Manhattan, Kan., […]

Colorado: 2 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Drought

🕔May 3, 2018USDA has designated Delta and Montrose counties in Colorado as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by a recent drought. Farmers and ranchers in the contiguous counties of Gunnison, Mesa, […]

USDA Crop Progress: Midwest, Plains Corn Planting Behind – DTN

🕔Apr 24, 2018Soybean planting is on an average pace nationwide, but corn planting remains well behind average in the week ended April 22, according to USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service’s weekly Crop […]

Soybeans, Corn, Sorghum: 46-Year Study Finds Climate Shifts Drove Yield Variance

🕔Mar 27, 2018The global emergence of climate change should get farmers thinking and acting locally, according to nearly a half-century of data analyzed at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.   The new Nebraska study […]

Southwest: Fire Behavior Advisory Issued

🕔Mar 13, 2018A Fuels and Fire Behavior Advisory is currently in effect for a large portion of Oklahoma as well as Texas, Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.  The above normal rainfall in […]

Farmland Prices Remain Strong; Iowa Auction Hit $14,000 Per Acre- DTN

🕔Feb 20, 2018Farmland values continue to shrug at lower grain prices. Even in wheat country, the Kansas City Federal Reserve bank reported relatively stable farmland values in the fourth quarter of 2017 […]

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