Texas Field Reports: Tough Year for Grain Growers

🕔Oct 16, 2018Texas grain producers faced a difficult 2018 as natural and market forces aligned against them, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts. Drought conditions and high temperatures hurt production […]

Wheat Production Up 8% from 2017 – USDA

🕔Sep 28, 2018All wheat production totaled 1.88 billion bushels in 2018, up 8 percent from the revised 2017 total of 1.74 billion bushels. Area harvested for grain totaled 39.6 million acres, up […]

Grain Stocks: Corn Down from Last Year; Soybeans Up Nearly 50% – USDA

🕔Sep 28, 2018Old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2018 totaled 2.14 billion bushels, down 7 percent from September 1, 2017. Of the total stocks, 620 million bushels are […]

Texas Field Reports: Battling Armyworms

🕔Sep 18, 2018Hay and forage producers and homeowners around the state are battling armyworms following rains and cooler weather, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts.   The fall armyworm is […]

USDA Crop Progress – Corn, Soy Racing Toward Maturity – DTN

🕔Aug 28, 2018U.S. row crops continued to race toward maturity with the percentage of corn mature and soybeans dropping leaves ahead of the average pace, according to the USDA National Ag Statistics […]

Ag Tariffs: Expect Price Drop to Attract Buyers from Other Countries

🕔Aug 17, 2018USDA’s $12 billion program of assistance to U.S. farms to address economic loss from President Trump’s use of tariffs to impact trade policy consists of: approximately $7-$8 billion in cash […]

USDA Crop Progress: Corn, Soybeans Speed Along, Conditions Decline Slightly – DTN

🕔Aug 7, 2018Corn and soybean progress continued at a faster-than-normal pace last week, while good-to-excellent condition ratings for both crops declined slightly, according to the USDA National Ag Statistics Service’s weekly Crop […]

USDA Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Conditions Unchanged – DTN

🕔Jul 31, 2018Good-to-excellent condition ratings for the nation’s corn and soybeans were both unchanged last week, according to the USDA National Ag Statistics Service’s weekly Crop Progress report released Monday. NASS estimated […]

Minnesota Small Grains: Getting Ready for Harvest

🕔Jul 24, 2018The first winter cereals have already been harvested and spring cereals aren’t far behind.  I fielded a few calls last week with questions about heavy foxtail and barnyard infestations that will […]

Michigan Corn, Soybeans: Armyworm Outbreak Around Upper Peninsula

🕔Jul 19, 2018Armyworms have been found in high numbers in crop fields in several Michigan counties including Charlevoix, Manistee, Isabella and many parts of the Upper Peninsula. Check corn, oat, rye and […]

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