General Agricultural News
Apr 27, 2015
USDA's weekly Crop Progress and condition reports were neutral to bullish for corn, neutral for soybeans and winter wheat, and bearish for spring wheat, according to DTN Analyst Todd Hultman.
An Environmental Working Group representative told a group of agriculture journalists Monday that it is no longer a matter of if, but when, farmers will face regulation to reduce nutrient runoff.
Spring planting delays and the possibility of acres switching from one crop to another kept fertilizer prices flat to lower in April.
Apr 24, 2015
High-oleic soybeans took a step toward commercialization Friday after the EU approved both Pioneer's Plenish soybean trait and Monsanto's Vistive Gold soybean trait. Monsanto still awaits Chinese approval, but both companies are hoping for commercial launches as early as 2016.
John Deere drew the wrath of social media earlier this week after an op-ed piece appeared online from the magazine "Wired" titled "We Can't Let John Deere Destroy the Very Idea of Ownership."
Producers can make the most of their pastures by accompanying grazing with a DDGS/salt supplement, according to a recent study at Kansas State University.
Apr 23, 2015
A bipartisan group of 37 United States senators pressed U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy to consider Congress' original intent for the Renewable Fuels Standard when finalizing volumes.
Apr 21, 2015
Rain slowed field work near Gurley, Nebraska, this past week, and there are frost warnings out later this week for the Cromwell, Indiana, area. But to seasoned View From the Cab farmers Lane Robinson and Leon Kriesel, these spring weather challenges are like water off a duck's back.
A new study of weed control in Illinois fields shows tank mixtures of herbicide modes of action -- not simply rotating herbicides year to year -- are key to slowing the spread of resistant weeds.