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 […]

USDA Crop Progress: Planting Jumped Ahead with Improved Weather – DTN

🕔May 9, 2018Corn planting progress jumped a whopping 22 percentage points last week and narrowed the gap between this year’s progress and the five-year average pace, according to the USDA National Ag […]

Midwest Alfalfa: Cold Spring Weather Slows Forage Crop – DTN

🕔May 8, 2018Colder-than-average temperatures earlier this spring have delayed the growth of most forages in the Midwest, pushing back when these crops will be harvested. The lack of early season growth will […]

Midwest Soybeans: Have Yields Increased Relative to Corn in Recent Years?

🕔May 2, 2018Soybean yields across much of the Corn Belt have been exceptionally high in recent years, leading to the question of whether soybean yields are increasing relative to corn yields. This […]

USDA Crop Progress: Midwest, Plains Corn Planting Behind – DTN

🕔Apr 24, 2018Soybean planting is on an average pace nationwide, but corn planting remains well behind average in the week ended April 22, according to USDA’s National Ag Statistics Service’s weekly Crop […]

Nebraska Soybeans: Planting Early is Critical to Maximizing Yield

🕔Apr 23, 2018Data continues to suggest growers are planting soybean earlier than ever before. In fact, over the past three decades, farmers have persistently shifted average soybean planting dates in the North […]

Corn, Soy Planting: Midwest and Northern Plains Wait for Soil Temps to Rise – DTN

🕔Apr 17, 2018No, you didn’t mix up the calendar pages. It’s mid-April, and some Midwest farmers are watching snow pile up on their fields this week. As the pace of planting slips […]

Midwest Corn: New Recommended Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates Available

🕔Apr 3, 2018Ohio State University corn nitrogen rate recommendations follow a unified framework used throughout the Corn Belt. Together with six other states (Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Wisconsin), the Ohio recommended […]

Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator Website Updated for 2018

🕔Mar 28, 2018The regional Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator (CNRC) website was recently updated with a revised Iowa N response trial database. The changes to the suggested N rates in Iowa are small […]

More Grain Dust Explosions Reported Nationwide in 2017

🕔Mar 9, 2018There were seven reported grain dust explosions at U.S. food and agricultural facilities in 2017, two more than in 2016 but still below the 10-year average of 9.3 explosions per […]

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