Stories about corn
With most seed in the ground by now, it’s time to get in the fields for early season scouting to monitor the emergence and early season growth of the crop.
With most seed in the ground by now, it’s time to get in the fields for early season scouting to monitor the emergence and eventual growth of the crop.
The USDA’s most recent World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report confirmed that a freight train of grain is barreling toward 2023-2024 markets and farmers everywhere need to prepare for the rockier prices sure to follow in its wake.
USDA analysts forecast record soybean production worldwide of nearly 410.6 million tons, up nearly 11% from last year. If realized, this would be the largest year-over-year production increase in nearly two decades.
The recent tragic events on I-55 south of Springfield, Illinois, on May 1 had many people discussing what could have or should have been done.
A grassy lane rutted with tire tracks leads to Volodymyr Zaiets’ farm in southern Ukraine. He is careful, driving only within those shallow grooves — veering away might cost him his life in the field dotted with explosive mines.
Extensive in-field research combined with high-tech equipment has changed farming over the past few decades to the point where farmers have had to “relearn” what they may have learned “back in the day.”
With the spread of yield-robbing diseases like tar spot and frogeye leaf spot throughout the United States, fungicide applications have grown increasingly popular and crucial to protect yield potential.
One of the oldest sayings on Wall Street is “sell in May and walk away.” The old adage is based on what the Stock Trader’s Almanac claims is the best six months of the year — namely, November through April.
Hoosier farmers interested in directing Indiana’s corn checkoff investments may now petition to run for one of the five seats up for election this year.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a last-minute emergency waiver to allow E15 gasoline to be sold nationwide this summer. This was the fourth straight year the waiver was implemented.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s move to issue an emergency waiver for fuel stations to sell a 15% ethanol blend through the summer nationwide was met with kudos from the renewable fuels industry and agriculture groups, but not the petrochemical manufacturers.
Despite the urging from her high school ag teacher, becoming an ag instructor was not in Miranda Buss’s career plans.
Wide temperature swings are a given each spring in the Midwest and often occur as those young corn and soybean plants are just getting established.
The onset of the 2023 planting season means now is the ideal time to get ahead of weed pressure and make the right strategic decisions to help mitigate weed emergence.