General Agricultural News

Mar 27, 2015
Can you trim inputs while growing soybeans in 2015? Here's a look at what you can and can't cut.
USDA announced Friday a one-week extension for base-acre reallocation, yield updates and enrollment in the commodity program election for Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC).
Think how rural communities could rejuvenate if farmland rents stayed local rather than flowing to out-of-state heirs. That's why some farmland owners want their hometowns to inherit at least part of their land.
Mar 26, 2015
Composting concentrates nutrients, kills weed seed, and ensures the manure has virtually no odor when applied to fields.
A group called Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility charges that USDA scientists can be pressured to change their work or results, particularly if research results run counter to those in the agricultural industry.
One province in China usually feeds 1.2 mmt of corn to livestock each month, but in January it replaced one-third of its corn with imported sorghum.
Mar 25, 2015
Farmers concur that USDA's Prospective Plantings report next week is expected to show larger soybean acreage than last year's 83.7 million planted acres.
USDA's quarterly hogs and pigs inventories and revisions seem to go hand in hand as much as NASCAR's speed and danger.
Farmers have growing incentive to actively monitor wind speeds while applying pesticides, as more herbicides come to market, sensitive crops abound, and the threat of litigation rises.

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