Stories about wheat
Well, it’s definitely fall. With the changing weather patterns, it’s making it hard to combine beans because we get a rain just about the time they dry out. But the rain is helping the cover crops grow in a different field, almost too much.
A new constructed wetland was showcased during the recent Vermilion Headwaters Watershed field tour in Livingston County. The constructed wetland was installed in August 2018 on Fulton Farms farmland and is designed to capture and remove nutrients from tile drainage.
A pair of U.S. Department of Agriculture crop reports came out recently — one market-friendly and the other with a bit of bear.
The year-end quarterly stocks report included revisions in “I” states’ old crop yield averages.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimated record average wheat yields in Illinois and Indiana in the small grains summary.
Deep and enduring family ties and continuing to build the farm operation — whether that’s with a new grain handling system or succession planning that paves the way for future generations — are just some of the secrets to the success of Seib Farms LLC.
A recent, number-laden bulletin posted on the University of Illinois website farmdoc daily caught my attention for two reasons. First, its data, drawn mostly from several U.S. Census of Agriculture, paints a troubling picture of U.S. agriculture today.
There was a 900,000-acre swing in corn and soybean harvested acres in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s crop production report as harvest nears.
After multiple months of steady to upward price projections, the U.S. Department of Agriculture backed down on corn, soybean and wheat estimates in the latest supply and demand report.
We have been blessed with a couple of late August rains that will make the fall grazing season extra productive. I’ve been pumping manure on some pasture while waiting for the corn to get fit to chop and with this extra moisture it’s really taking off.