Farm Programs: How Would High Prices Affect the PLC Elevator Provision?

🕔Mar 18, 2019As discussed previously, the 2018 Farm Bill’s inclusion of an escalator provision for PLC alters that program and would likely have increased PLC payments if it had been in operation […]

Hubbs on Grain: Early Predictions for Prospective Plantings

🕔Mar 18, 2019Uncertainty on trade issues and the subsequent price movements associated with speculation on the topic added a degree of difficulty to acreage decisions this year. The March 29 Prospective Plantings […]

Mississippi: Wet Conditions, Flooding May Delay Planting

🕔Mar 15, 2019Recent rainfall in north Mississippi has flooded many areas and made much Delta farmland unworkable as the time approaches for planting and other traditional tasks. Mike Brown, state climatologist and […]

Tar Spot – FYI: Field Management Required – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2019If you dealt with any tar spot infection in your cornfields last year, Jim Donnelly has some advice for you: Get used to it — but don’t panic. Researchers are […]

Cotton, Soy: USDA Drops Field Surveys for August Production Reports – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2019USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is making some changes in how it projects corn, soybean and cotton production and yields in the August Crop Production reports. On Tuesday, NASS announced […]

Texas Cotton: Acreage Continues to Climb in Northern Panhandle

🕔Mar 14, 2019Cotton acreage has almost tripled in the last five years in the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service District 1, which covers the 22 northernmost counties in the Panhandle. Dr. Jourdan […]

Michigan: Protecting Crops from Wildlife Feeding – Webinar, March 22

🕔Mar 14, 2019Many farmers enjoy recreational hunting, and opening day of gun season for white-tailed deer is something just short of a national holiday in Michigan. Others just enjoy seeing wildlife out […]

Arkansas Corn: How Late Can I Plant Without Yield Loss?

🕔Mar 14, 2019“How late can I plant corn” seems to be the topic on most corn growers mind lately as the wet weather pattern that started last summer has continued to keep […]

Moving Grain: River Navigation Challenges Continue

🕔Mar 14, 2019Navigation Conditions Continue to Challenge Barge Shippers Barge logistics saw some improvement when Smithland Locks and Dam on the Ohio River reopened on March 9. It had been closed since […]

Grain Storage: Monitor Moisture Content, Temperature to Avoid Losses

🕔Mar 13, 2019As outdoor temperatures increase, stored grain requires attention to prevent losses, says Ken Hellevang, North Dakota State University Extension agricultural engineer and grain drying expert. The stored grain temperature increases […]

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