Midwest Long Summer: Hail Stripped Corn Fields; Rain Drowned Crops – DTN

🕔Jul 10, 2018One year ago, on June 12, I had written about the severe drought in South and North Dakota that intensified as July rolled around. By that same time in June, […]

EPA Wants Judgement in New York Waters of the U.S. Case – DTN

🕔Jul 5, 2018The EPA is expected to ask a federal judge in New York to rule in its favor on a lawsuit challenging the delay of the 2015 waters of the United […]

Western Corn Belt: June Rain Just Wouldn’t Stop and Now… – DTN

🕔Jul 2, 2018Heavy rains in the Western Corn Belt in June raised water levels in local creeks and streams, but also raised producers’ agronomic concern levels. Chief among those concerns are nitrogen […]

Midwest Crops: Record Rains – Can Soybeans Recover?

🕔Jun 27, 2018In the past week, portions of southern Minnesota experienced 72-hour rainfall totals of 3 inches to over 5 inches. According to Minnesota Public Radio, heavy rain last Saturday (June 16) […]

Dicamba Injury Reports, 2018: Drift Issues Becoming More Evident

🕔Jun 21, 2018A couple of weeks ago we provided a June 1st update of alleged off-target dicamba issues. At that time, most of the injury was confined to specialty crops, vegetables, and […]

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 […]

South Dakota Corn, Soy, Wheat: Costs of Production in 2018

🕔May 29, 2018This article analyzes the actual cost of production (2017) compared to the projected cost (2018) for corn, soybeans, and wheat in the Northern Great Plains based on figures from the […]

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 […]

South Dakota Wheat: Is a Fungicide Needed at Herbicide Timing?

🕔May 10, 2018Winter wheat growers will soon be applying herbicides to manage weeds in their wheat fields. This is usually also the time when a fungicide may be tank-mixed with herbicide to […]

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