Louisiana Sorghum: Extension Urges Growers to Give It a 2nd Try

🕔Nov 8, 2018Louisiana’s grain sorghum acreage has dwindled in the past few years to a tiny fraction of what was grown just a decade ago — a shift driven by a shrinking […]

South Dakota: Palmer Amaranth – A Growing Concern

🕔Oct 3, 2018Although Palmer Amaranth can be found in South Dakota, it is currently not wide spread. If South Dakota producers and agronomists are vigilant, it may be possible to limit the […]

Texas Grain Sorghum Acres Losing Out to Cotton and Corn – DTN

🕔May 1, 2018Josh Birdwell serves on the Texas Sorghum Producers Board of Directors, but the 37-year-old Texas farmer had a hard time coming up with a rationale for planting sorghum this spring. […]

Grain Sorghum Has Lost Money in 9 of the Last 10 Years – Commentary

🕔Feb 21, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary on other crops.  The last crop costs and returns numbers that we are going to examine is grain sorghum—also called milo in some regions. Grain […]

Drought Facing Southern Plains, Viability of Crops Affects Input Decisions – DTN

🕔Feb 15, 2018As an Oklahoma Panhandle farmer, Jerod McDaniel almost every year plans for dry weather and hopes for rain. The Texhoma, Oklahoma, farmer/cattleman said extremely dry fall and winter conditions are […]

Cover Crop – No-till – Weed Control System is Longterm Investment – DTN

🕔Feb 6, 2018Brice Custer breaks down the economics of cover crops on his operation in western Kansas by comparing what his cover crops cost compared to how much he saves by not […]

Grain: Billions of Bushels – What’s that Mean for Truck, Rail, Water Shipping Rates?

🕔Sep 14, 2017Well, it looks like there’s going to be another large crop to deal with. Over the next 10 weeks or so, 14.2 billion bushels of corn and 4.4 billion bushels […]

Texas Hurricane Losses: When Crop Insurance Won’t Help – DTN

🕔Sep 12, 2017Many cotton farmers in eastern and southern Texas were anticipating a strong crop this year, only to see their hopes washed away by Hurricane Harvey. Now they’re trying to salvage […]

Texas Blacklands Cotton: Plenty of Moisture; Bollworm Egg Lay – CORRECTION

🕔Jul 7, 2017Editor’s Note: Please excuse the mistakes, and see the following for a corrections to last week’s newsletter: “Square and boll retention could be affected by cloudy weather”: cloudy skies only affect square retention, […]

South Dakota Sorghum: Wireworms Busy Reducing Stands

🕔Jun 16, 2017Sorghum and milo planting are well under way in South Dakota, and we are starting to receive reports of stand issues with some earlier planted fields. Upon inspection, these fields […]

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