St. Louis Harbor Reopens While Flood Misery Continues in Lower Miss. River – DTN

🕔May 21, 2019The good news for the week was the reopening of the St. Louis Harbor to barge traffic, but it could close again as flooding continues with more rain expected to […]

Midwest Corn: Everything You Need to Know About Prevented Planting

🕔May 15, 2019Continued wet weather and saturated soils over much of the Midwest suggests that many farmers will be facing decisions on whether to take prevented planting.  Prevented planting is available for […]

Midwest Farming: Sand Deposited by Floods – What are Your Options?

🕔May 14, 2019Once waters receded following the March 2019 floods, many Nebraskans found sand and sediment deposited on their fields and properties. Landowners can consider a number of options for sand removal, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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