Minnesota Corn, Soybeans: Soggy Conditions Hinder Harvest

🕔Sep 21, 2018Although conditions were already soggy from rain showers over the past several days, a significant storm front tore across southern Minnesota Thursday, dropping anywhere from 0.5 to over 3 inches […]

Arkansas: Harvest Accelerates Ahead of Forecast Rain

🕔Sep 21, 2018Arkansas farmers accelerated harvest operations in the wake of excessive rains from the remnants of Hurricane Gordon, and those that are under way are making good crops. But with more […]

Pennsylvania: Harvesting Corn Silage – 4 Tips for Inadequate Moisture

🕔Sep 21, 2018Getting into the field at the proper time to chop silage can be a challenge, regardless of year and weather conditions, but with extreme wet conditions the challenges can multiply. […]

Pennsylvania Corn: ID Caterpillars Now to Prepare for Next Year

🕔Sep 21, 2018As the season begins to wind down, folks are scouting their fields to assess crop progress, which includes inspecting plants and opening husks. Some people are finding caterpillars in ears […]

Moving Grain: Significant Decline in Barge Tonnages – Hurricane Recovery

🕔Sep 20, 2018Significant Decline in Weekly Barge Tonnages For the week ending on September 15, grain barge shipments on the locking portion of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas Rivers experienced a significant […]

Tennessee: UT Offering Free Soil Testing for Pathogens

🕔Sep 20, 2018Don’t miss out on the opportunity to have your soil tested for parasitic nematodes and charcoal rot at no cost for Tennessee Farmers ($15 fee for out-of-state samples).

Kentucky: Wheat, Double-Crop Soybeans Look Profitable in 2019

🕔Sep 19, 2018As Kentucky grain producers look ahead to 2019, they may want to consider adding wheat seeding to their plans this fall. The combination of wheat followed by double-crop soybeans is […]

U.S. Tariffs – China Responds; Trump Threatens More to Come – DTN

🕔Sep 19, 2018In the latest round of tariffs, China responded Tuesday to the U.S. by announcing new 5% to 10% tariffs on $60 billion in U.S. goods after President Donald Trump late […]

Midwest Corn: Tar Spot Update – Video

🕔Sep 19, 2018Tarspot in corn continues to be the hot topic in our field crops this season.  I put together a brief update on what we know based on this seasons observations. […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2019 Crop Budgets Suggest Dismal Returns

🕔Sep 19, 2018Due to lower soybean prices and higher costs, budgets suggest returns will be very low for corn and soybeans in 2019.  Conserving cash, cutting investments, reducing costs, and renegotiating cash […]

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