Farmland Values: Decline on the Horizon? – Fed Reserve

🕔May 10, 2019In 2018, the spread between returns to farmland owners and benchmark interest rates narrowed to its lowest level in more than a decade in the Tenth Federal Reserve District. At […]

Climate Change Could Be Pushing the Great Plains into the Midwest

🕔Apr 11, 2018In 1878, the American geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell drew an invisible line in the dirt-a very long line. It was the 100th meridian west, the longitude he identified […]

Ag Markets and April Weather: Snow, Flood, Freeze – DTN

🕔May 2, 2017April is known for erratic weather, but the month may have outdone itself this year.   Over the weekend, a wintry storm system dumped up to two feet of snow […]

Farm Business: 1980s Survival Road Map Still Helpful – DTN

🕔Oct 18, 2016Call farmer Larry Hoobler part of the Silent Majority. Like the bulk of Great Plains farmers, the 68-year-old grain producer from eastern Kansas can’t churn out much profit at today’s […]

Midwest Corn: Western Bean Cutworm Expands Territory – 6 Recommendations – DTN

🕔Sep 8, 2016Peel back a few husks if you live in western bean cutworm country. Entomologists and farmers are reporting higher-than-normal numbers of these caterpillar pests in the ears of both Bt […]

Kubota to Purchase Great Plains Manufacturing – DTN

🕔May 13, 2016The acquisition season continues. Japanese giant Kubota on Friday announced it has reached an agreement to purchase Great Plains Manufacturing based in Salina, Kansas. The deal comes in the midst […]

Nebraska: Has Spring Arrived Early on the Great Plains?

🕔Mar 21, 2016During this unusually warm March, the cranes and the geese are well along their northward journey. The bees are buzzing and the forsythia, magnolias and daffodils are blooming. Some emerging […]

Sorghum: Growers See Opportunity Acreage in Great Plains, South -DTN

🕔Jul 27, 2015Where some see an inevitable decline of high-value agricultural production above the shrinking Ogallala Aquifer, Justin Weinheimer sees opportunity. “Where you really see the value of an inch of water […]

Midwest Winterkill Woes, Crop Insurance Decides – DTN

🕔Apr 2, 2015Not all of Leon Kriesel’s wheat fields are waking up to greet the spring weather. He and other farmers across the Great Plains face tough decisions in coming weeks on […]

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