General Agricultural News

Sep 26, 2017
In this week's Crop Tech Corner, Illinois researchers found some surprising news about how weed resistance develops, scientists found a useful stem rot resistance gene and GE sugarcane shows promise as a biofuel source.
Since basis didn't entice farmers to move large quantities of corn to market over the past 12 months, piles of remaining old-crop corn are now appearing across parts of the Corn Belt as producers make room for another big crop.
Though corn and soybean harvest and winter wheat planting continued to lag the average pace, this week's USDA Crop Progress report is seen as neutral for all three crops, according to DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom.
Sep 25, 2017
Corn export inspections were bearish, soybean inspections were bullish and wheat inspection numbers were neutral.
Arkansas farmers remain split over the fate of dicamba usage and are proposing compromises in how the herbicide could be applied.
Imports of organics have soared in recent years, but there have been growing doubts over whether those products are actually organic. An audit by USDA's Office of Inspector General detailed several flaws in the National Organic Program when it comes to monitoring and verifying organic claims of imported products.
Sep 22, 2017
Court documents show Zeeland, Michigan-based Boersen Farms is considering restructuring its company or filing for bankruptcy. The farm is facing lawsuits from lenders and suppliers, including CHS Capital, which claimed Boersen Farms defaulted on $145.3 million in loans.
The Arkansas State Plant Board unanimously approved regulations that would ban dicamba applications after mid-April, essentially limiting its use as a post-emergence herbicide.
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