South Dakota: Palmer Amaranth Declared a Prohibited Noxious Weed Seed

🕔Sep 20, 2019As of September 2, 2019, palmer amaranth seed has been added to South Dakota’s list of prohibited noxious weed seeds. Seed for sale within South Dakota may not contain prohibited […]

Grain Elevators Face Market Volatility Amid Corn Crop Uncertainty

🕔Aug 30, 2019Grain elevators and end users are navigating heightened market volatility caused by uncertainty over the size of this fall’s corn harvest. After U.S. corn farmers suffered historic planting delays from […]

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 […]

Major Ethanol Co. Cuts Production – DTN

🕔Aug 21, 2019One of the nation’s largest ethanol companies announced on Tuesday it will idle a 92-million-gallon plant in Cloverdale, Indiana, following EPA’s decision to grant 31 new small-refinery waivers to the […]

Corn, Soybean Acres: Impact of Prevent Plant

🕔Aug 16, 2019The Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture released county acreages for crops and prevent plantings based on acreage reports filed by farmers.  Even though prevent plant […]

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 […]

Midwest: Soybean Gall Midge and Western Bean Cutworm Appear – DTN

🕔Jul 10, 2019The Fourth of July is long gone, but there are still some colorful displays underway in many corn and soybean fields of the Midwest. The bright white or orange larvae […]

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 […]

Soybeans: Keep Scouting for Insects – Especially This Year – DTN

🕔Jun 25, 2019Only about half of the country’s soybeans have emerged, but some insect pests are already out and about, waiting for them. Entomologists and agronomists have reported sightings of soybean aphids, […]

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 […]

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