North Dakota Weather: Odds Good for Drought Extending Into 2018

🕔Jan 31, 2018The drought North Dakota experienced in 2017 could continue into 2018, according to Adnan Akyuz, state climatologist and professor of climatological practice at North Dakota State University. That may be […]

South Dakota: Wheat Production Declines – Why?

🕔Jan 30, 2018Recent USDA data shows that during the past 3 years acres devoted to wheat production continue declining in both South Dakota and North Dakota. As indicated in Table 1, South […]

Proposed Senate Bill Would Limit Venue for Companies Filing Bankruptcy – DTN

🕔Jan 12, 2018On Oct. 11, 2008, one of the nation’s largest ethanol producers, VeraSun Energy, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The action left thousands of farmers who sold corn to the […]

South Dakota Corn: Do Big Yields Mean Big Money?

🕔Jan 6, 2018Do you believe the highest yields return the greatest profit? Are you managing for maximum yields? Do you attempt to manage your corn crop for the highest yields as a […]

Tillage – Yield Booster Or Penalty? South Dakota Adds To Debate.

🕔Jan 5, 2018The discussion of grain yields and different tillage practices needs to start in producers’ fields. Grain yield comparisons and results from un-biased research are very important for making agronomic decisions […]

USDA Invests $30Mln in High-Priority Watersheds to Improve Water Quality

🕔Dec 21, 2017USDA will add 30 new watersheds in 2018 to its premiere water quality initiative, which helps landowners improve water quality while strengthening agricultural operations. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) […]

Iowa Farmland Values, and the Corn Belt Economy – ‘At a Crossroads’

🕔Dec 13, 2017The 2017 Iowa State University Land Value Survey was released on Tuesday, and showed that farmland values climbed 2% this year.  The survey was conducted in November by the Center […]

Midwest, Plains Crop Progress: Harvest Pace Continues to Lag, Wheat Conditions Decline – DTN

🕔Nov 15, 2017Winter wheat conditions fell slightly from the previous week, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress report released on Monday. USDA estimated that 54% of the winter wheat crop was rated […]

Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis: Impacts of Summer Drought in the Plains

🕔Nov 14, 2017An update last week from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis (“The worst they’ve ever seen,” by Ashwini Sankar) explored some of the lingering impacts of this summer’s severe drought […]

Moving Grain: How Do Unscheduled Lock Outages Affect Barge Traffic?

🕔Nov 9, 2017Study Examines Impact of Unscheduled Lock Outages on Barge Traffic The National Waterways Foundation and U.S. Maritime Administration released its study, “The Impacts of Unscheduled Lock Outages,” which shows the […]

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