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) […]

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 […]

Trump’s Canadian Dairy Problem – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2018President Donald Trump’s tirade on Twitter over the weekend aimed at Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has elevated dairy trade between the two countries to the top political issue in […]

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 […]

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