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 […]

Midwest Farming Has Influenced the Region’s Summer Climate, Study Says

🕔Feb 14, 2018Scientists agree that changes in land use such as deforestation, and not just greenhouse gas emissions, can play a significant role altering the world’s climate systems. Now, a new study […]

Midwest Weather: La Nina Winter – What’s Ahead?

🕔Oct 31, 2017The Climate Prediction Center (CPC) reissued its La Nina Watch on October 12, stating that the odds of a La Nina occurring during our North American winter have now increased […]

Midwest Cash Rents Under Pressure; Margins are Getting Tighter – DTN

🕔Sep 28, 2017As with politics, all cash rents are local. However, the general consensus around the Midwest is farm profit margins are still tight and pressure is on cash rents. The determining […]

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