Congress: Disaster Aid Issues – What’s the Hold Up?

🕔Apr 10, 2019On Tuesday, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture held a hearing regarding the Administration’s FY 2020 Agriculture Department Budget Request, and heard testimony from Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue.  During […]

Midwest Flooding: Pivots Submerged? 6 Points To Remember

🕔Apr 10, 2019With flood waters beginning to recede on more than a million acres of farmland in the Midwest, growers will be wanting to restore their operations, including pivots that were at […]

Midwest: Major Storm Expected with More Flooding and Snow – DTN

🕔Apr 9, 2019DTN Senior Meteorologist Michael Palmerino was quite clear on what he thought of the projected path of a major spring storm for the middle of this week.  The storm is […]

Midwest: Prairie Strips – Converting Low-Profit Land Brings Big Returns

🕔Jan 30, 2019Modern agriculture’s large monoculture fields grow a lot of corn and soybeans, planted annually. The outputs from row crops can be measured both in dollars paid in the market and […]

Midwest Corn: Weather at Key Growth Stages Predicts Yield, Quality, Study Says

🕔Jan 29, 2019Corn is planted on approximately 90 million acres across the United States every year. With all that data, it takes months after harvest for government agencies to analyze total yield […]

Ag Lenders to Politicians: Farmers Need Govt. Up and Running ASAP – DTN

🕔Jan 18, 2019CEOs of the three Farm Credit banks and the Farm Credit Council on Wednesday called on Congress and the Trump administration to reopen the government so that farmers can get […]

Midwest Drought: Lack of Rain, Snow Shrinking Livestock Water Supply – DTN

🕔May 28, 2018Karl Jacobson, like many farmers in drought-affected areas, wants it to rain. The Concordia, Kansas, farmer has only seen two inches of rain fall on his north-central Kansas farm since […]

Midwest Fields: Weed Worries Grow – Planting Delayed in Iowa, Michigan – DTN

🕔May 18, 2018In the race to plant the 2018 crop, the month of May has seen a lot of winners. Gerald Gauck of east-central Indiana crossed the finish line on May 12. […]

Midwest Corn: Climate Change Should Help Production through 2050, says Researcher

🕔May 17, 2018Climate change and global warming put some forms of life at risk, but researchers found one instance that might not feel the heat – corn. Contrary to previous analyses, research […]

Midwest Planting: Is it Spring Yet? Farmers Waiting for Sunshine – DTN

🕔Apr 20, 2018Cold, snow and rain have kept farmers out of the field across the Midwest, but once the sun starts shining, watch out. “We do have a good forecast, and when […]

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