Iowa: Research Reveals Answers Regarding the Use of Liquid Potassium in Rainy Seasons May 27, 2020

🕔May 27, 2020
Iowa State University (ISU) research has evaluated corn and soybean response to preplant potassium (K) fertilizer placement methods and starter since the middle 1990s. These results have been used for […]

Alabama: Fertilizer Input Management in Times of Economic Uncertainty May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
Even as markets continue to fluctuate, farmers continue to farm. Alabama Cooperative Extension System agents and specialists are continuing their work in the field to help producers make educated decisions […]

Even the “Bright Side” of Cheap Oil for Inputs a Lagging Benefit – OpEd Apr 21, 2020

🕔Apr 21, 2020
Crop production is an energy-intensive business. So, if there’s a silver lining in the collapse in energy prices, it’s the potential for trimming input costs from fuel, to seed, to fertilizer […]

Federal Stimulus Includes Ag; Suppliers Accelerate Planting Input Deliveries Mar 30, 2020

🕔Mar 30, 2020
Wall Street Journal writers Siobhan Hughes and Natalie Andrews reported on Friday that, “President Trump signed a roughly $2 trillion stimulus package into law, hours after House lawmakers hustled back to the Capitol […]

Michigan Soybeans: Are Seed Treatments Profitable? Mar 25, 2020

🕔Mar 25, 2020
Due to the low commodity prices, Michigan soybean producers want to know if seed treatments are consistently profitable. Because of this, they identified seed treatments as a high priority for […]

Watershed Monitoring: USDA Has $2Mln Available for Farmers in 6 States Apr 18, 2019

🕔Apr 18, 2019
USDA is making $2 million available this year to farmers in specific watersheds across Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, New York, and Washington. NRCS provides technical and financial assistance to farmers […]

Michigan Soybeans: Reducing Production Costs in 2019 Mar 28, 2019

🕔Mar 28, 2019
Soybean market prices for the 2019-2020 marketing year are projected to be near or below the breakeven price when land costs are included. Because of this, soybean producers will need […]

Mississippi: Efficient Fertilizer Use Brings Crop Dividends Jan 23, 2019

🕔Jan 23, 2019
Farms profit margins vary as input costs rise and market prices fluctuate, making every expense significant. Profit margins, input costs and returns on investment were addressed at the 2018 Row […]

Farm Business: Management and Conservation in the Face of Lower Returns Jan 11, 2019

🕔Jan 11, 2019
This is a presentation summary from the 2018 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 17-21, 2018. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Are Input Decisions Affected by Crop Insurance? Nov 29, 2018

🕔Nov 29, 2018
New research by agricultural economists at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln challenges traditional thinking on federal crop insurance. Since the inception of the federal crop insurance program, researchers have questioned whether […]

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