Mississippi River news
When it comes to showing the benefits of cover crops, for Joey Deloian of the Rock Island County Soil and Water Conservation District, the proof is in the planting.
The current crop marketing year price trends have been unusual compared to past trends. “We’ve been through this old crop/new crop inverse for the entire year with 2022 old crop prices remaining above 2023 new crop prices since Jan. 1, 2022,” said Joe Janzen.
Tighter domestic and global corn supplies have resulted in a new trading range for the time being.
Indiana Farm Bureau members continue to step up and make sure their voices are heard by making phone calls and sending texts to lawmakers, beamed INFB President Randy Kron at the organization’s annual state convention.
When it comes to moisture in the fall, the lack of rainfall has been a good news/bad news story. Dry conditions helped farmers in the Midwest complete harvest and fieldwork faster than they have in other years.
U.S. hay stocks decreased in 2022. “We’re not at the record lows we saw in 2007, 2013 or 2019, but we’re getting close to that level,” said Mike Rankin, managing editor of Hay & Forage Grower. “There is not as much hay in the barn as we had from 2015 to 2017.”
A potential rail strike, Mexico’s possible ban on GMO corn imports and the good news/bad news issues with waterway transportation were a few of the issues weighed during the Illinois Corn Growers Association’s annual meeting.
Harvest of corn and soybeans in the U.S. Midwest is at full throttle, but whether — and how — those crops will make it to export markets has become a real concern for U.S. inland waterway authorities and shippers.
I was recently standing on the edge of a river outside Minneapolis. The water flowing past would travel another 1,854 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.
The Big Pine Creek Watershed program is helping farmers and landowners implement conservation practices. Leslie Fisher, project coordinator, shared details during a webinar hosted by Purdue Women in Agriculture.
A partnership between the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago and Illinois Farm Bureau is making headway in its goal to develop strategies to improve the nation’s water quality.