Corn, Soybean Acres: Impact of Prevent Plant

🕔Aug 16, 2019The Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture released county acreages for crops and prevent plantings based on acreage reports filed by farmers.  Even though prevent plant […]

Ohio: 16 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Flood

🕔Aug 12, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 16 Ohio counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to five separate disaster events may be eligible for U.S. Department of […]

Trade War: Counting the Casualties – Minneapolis Fed

🕔Aug 9, 2019Soybeans, car parts, pork, adhesive films and tapes, combine harvesters, paper towels. These were some of the biggest losers in Ninth District states as exports took a hit earlier this […]

Michigan: Corn, Soybeans Will Be Competing for Irrigation This Year

🕔Aug 8, 2019The delay in corn development this year has resulted in a competition for irrigation water on many farms. Maximum water use in many corn fields this year will be between […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Off to Slow Start, Keep Monitoring Fields

🕔Aug 2, 2019Last year (2018) saw a widespread epidemic of corn tar spot across the western side of Michigan, with losses of 50 bushels per acre in particular fields. The fungus (Phyllachora […]

Michigan Corn: Tar Spot Off to Slow Start, Keep Scouting

🕔Jul 26, 2019Last year (2018) saw a widespread epidemic of corn tar spot across the western side of Michigan, with losses of 50 bushels per acre in particular fields. The fungus (Phyllachora […]

Midwest: First Flood and Now Drought Stress – DTN

🕔Jul 26, 2019The 2019 crop season has had just about everything thrown at it — so why not add a little irony to the list? After a spring of continuous, slow-moving, widespread […]

Michigan: Marestail Control Options in Fallow Prevent Plant Fields

🕔Jul 17, 2019Weed control needs to be a priority in non-planted fields this summer to prevent future weed problems.

USDA Extends Crops Reporting Deadline for 12 States – DTN

🕔Jul 11, 2019Farmers in 12 flood-ravaged states will have an extra week — until July 22 — to report spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency, according to a news release from […]

Michigan, Indiana: Wet Year Irrigation Decisions

🕔Jul 10, 2019At some point in time, precipitation falls short of crop needs and the crop starts to deplete the soil moisture reserve signaling the start of irrigation season. A huge variation […]

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