Anthrax Confirmed In Two States So Far This Year – DTN

🕔Aug 23, 2019Anthrax, a disease which can affect both livestock and humans, continues to be an issue in different places across the country this growing season. At least two states have reported […]

Spring Wheat: Unfavorable Weather Delays U.S. Harvest

🕔Aug 22, 2019Though early April is the ideal planting window for U. S. hard red spring (HRS) wheat, saturated fields and cold soil temperatures kept many farmers out of their fields until […]

Trade War: Counting the Casualties – Minneapolis Fed

🕔Aug 9, 2019Soybeans, car parts, pork, adhesive films and tapes, combine harvesters, paper towels. These were some of the biggest losers in Ninth District states as exports took a hit earlier this […]

USDA Extends Crops Reporting Deadline for 12 States – DTN

🕔Jul 11, 2019Farmers in 12 flood-ravaged states will have an extra week — until July 22 — to report spring-seeded crops to USDA’s Farm Service Agency, according to a news release from […]

North Dakota: Grant County Designated Natural Disaster Area

🕔Jul 3, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Grant County, North Dakota, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses caused by drought between July 3, 2018, and Dec. 31, 2018, […]

Midwest Planting – Weather Persevered but So Did Farmers – DTN

🕔Jun 25, 2019Two months ago, I wrote a story titled “Lack of 2019 Spring Wheat Planting: Time to Push the Panic Button Yet?” I told farmers and elevator managers who contributed to […]

Beef Checkoffs Unconstitutional Says Cattle Group – DTN

🕔May 24, 2019A cattle interest group has asked a federal court to declare unconstitutional 15 state beef checkoff programs, in a motion filed this week. Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund, United Stockgrowers of […]

Midwest Corn: Price Increases, PLC Payments, and Prevented Planting

🕔May 22, 2019This article documents the very late planting that is occurring in 2019, leading to the prospects of lower yields and higher than normal prevented planting from crop insurance. As a […]

Midwest Grain: Low Soy Prices Pushing More Acres to Corn – DTN

🕔May 16, 2019Midwest farmers are doing the unthinkable as the corn-planting window slams shut. Some growers are switching intended soybean acres to corn, or at least thinking about it. Usually the opposite […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Making Late Planting Decisions

🕔May 8, 2019Planting over much of the Midwest is seriously delayed. History suggests the odds have also increased for lower corn yields in 2019 than in 2018, and soybean yields likely will […]

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