Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Crops

U.S. Soy Works to Develop Markets World Wide

The soybean market has had a roller coaster ride of a year. July 5th marked the 1 year anniversary, tariffs were enacted on between two of the largest economies in the world. The U.S....

Oil Industry Ad Campaign Calls Ethanol Mandates Job Killers

An oil industry group has launched an anti-ethanol advertising campaign, calling ethanol mandates "job killers." American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers launched the campaign asking President Trump to "keep his promise to protect U.S. refiners...

Late Soybean Planting Causes Concern of Pests and Disease

After a year of plant or high water, farmers are still struggling with the repercussions of late planting outcomes. One thing farmers who planted late should expect is an increase in diseases and insect...

NBB Launches New Ad: EPA’s RFS Waivers Harm Biodiesel Producers, Farmers

The National Biodiesel Board Monday launched an ad campaign highlighting the economic damage to biodiesel and renewable diesel producers from the Environmental Protection Agency's small refinery exemptions. The ads are currently scheduled to run...

Winter Wheat Harvest Reports Up and Down

A DTN report says any winter wheat that survived the growing season is likely looking pretty good come harvest time. However, field survival between planting and harvesting could be a little “iffy.” A delayed...

Corn Pollination Will Occur Very Late, May Lead to Additional Stress

As farmers well know, pollination is the most critical phase of corn development for determining potential corn yields. Corn pollination has already begun to occur in the Delta and Southeast Regions, while it will...

Prevented Planting Could Reach Over 10 Million Acres

The total number of unplanted acres this year could eventually top 10 million. The Hagstrom Report quotes USDA Undersecretary for Farm Production and Conservation Bill Northey as saying the final number could be the...

USDA Adds Flexibility for Cover Crop Management in Crop Year 2020

The 2018 Farm Bill mandated changes to the treatment of cover crops for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) programs, which add more flexibility to when cover crops must be terminated while remaining eligible for...

New Tariffs Could Hit Pesticides

The pesticide industry is asking the Trump administration to exempt its chemical imports from China from the potential $300 billion in new 25 percent tariffs the president is threatening to impose next month on...

Stuck Equipment is Adding to the Stress of Planting

The untold story of this year’s unusual wet planting season, is stuck, broken down, equipment in the field. This year, farmers in the Midwest had no shortage of planting stress. With most of the...

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