Waters of the U.S. Rule on Hold in 24 States – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2018A federal district court in Georgia slapped a preliminary injunction on the 2015 waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule on Friday, suspending the implementation of the rule in […]

Dicamba Injury Reports, 2018: What a Difference a Year Makes

🕔Jun 7, 2018We finished the 2017 season with approximately 2,700 cases under investigation by the various state Departments of Agriculture, and approximately 3.6 million acres of dicamba-injured soybean acres as reported by […]

USDA Crop Progress: Corn Planting Rockets Ahead – DTN

🕔May 15, 2018Farmers continued to put the pedal to the metal last week, pushing planting progress ahead another 23 percentage points and nearly catching up to the five-year average pace, according to […]

USDA Crop Progress: Planting Jumped Ahead with Improved Weather – DTN

🕔May 9, 2018Corn planting progress jumped a whopping 22 percentage points last week and narrowed the gap between this year’s progress and the five-year average pace, according to the USDA National Ag […]

Midwest Alfalfa: Cold Spring Weather Slows Forage Crop – DTN

🕔May 8, 2018Colder-than-average temperatures earlier this spring have delayed the growth of most forages in the Midwest, pushing back when these crops will be harvested. The lack of early season growth will […]

Minnesota: Soybeans and Dicamba – Gearing Up for 2018

🕔May 3, 2018I think Larry Steckel, Weed Scientist with the University of Tennessee put it best when he remarked, “I think everyone can now safely stop comparing the Xtend technology to anything […]

Midwest Soybeans: Have Yields Increased Relative to Corn in Recent Years?

🕔May 2, 2018Soybean yields across much of the Corn Belt have been exceptionally high in recent years, leading to the question of whether soybean yields are increasing relative to corn yields. This […]

USDA Crop Progress: Midwest, Plains Corn Planting Behind – DTN

🕔Apr 24, 2018Soybean planting is on an average pace nationwide, but corn planting remains well behind average in the week ended April 22, according to USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service’s weekly Crop […]

Climate Change Could Be Pushing the Great Plains into the Midwest

🕔Apr 11, 2018In 1878, the American geologist and explorer John Wesley Powell drew an invisible line in the dirt-a very long line. It was the 100th meridian west, the longitude he identified […]

North Dakota: Corn Responds to Phosphorus Starter Fertilizer, Says Study

🕔Apr 9, 2018Phosphorus-based starter fertilizer can increase corn grain yield and test weight, North Dakota State University research shows. That finding is the result of a decade of NDSU phosphorus-based starter fertilizer […]

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