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 […]

Midwest Corn: Hybrid Maturity Decisions for Delayed Planting

🕔May 6, 2019Delayed planting seasons create a lot of frustrations for everyone involved with planting crops. One of the agronomic questions that comes up when planting is seriously delayed is whether farmers […]

Corn, 2018: Exceptional Yields in Central Illinois, Eastern U.S.

🕔Apr 16, 2019On a national basis, corn and soybean yields were near record-breaking levels in 2018, with exceptional yields in central Illinois and the eastern United States contributing heavily to those near-record […]

Midwest Disaster Aid: $3Bln is ‘Baloney’ says Ag Comm. Chair – DTN

🕔Apr 10, 2019House Agriculture Committee Chairman Collin Peterson said Tuesday he sees the need to help farmers with losses in grain bins from Midwest floods. But he said the notion $3 billion […]

Spring Wheat: Revenue Potential, Weather to Cut U.S. Acres

🕔Apr 4, 2019According to the March 29 USDA Prospective Plantings report, U.S. total spring-planted wheat area will fall to an estimated 14.2 million acres (5.75 million hectares), 7% below 2018/19, if realized. […]

Iowa Farmers Count Their Losses – DTN

🕔Mar 28, 2019A small group of farmers on Tuesday looked out at what is normally their farm ground and the now-destroyed bins that normally protect their income. What they see instead is […]

Iowa Farmers Survey Devastation; Floodwaters Continue Rising

🕔Mar 21, 2019The floods of 2011 and 1952 were bad, but even the old-timers cannot remember when so much water flooded the Missouri River basin in southwestern Iowa. Signficant flooding is also […]

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