U.S. corn and soybean planting lagged again last week. That was due to more wet, cooler than normal weather in some key growing areas, but forecasts for most of the Midwest this week have warmer, drier conditions, which should...
When management practices degrade a natural resource used in farming to the degree that its sustainability or intended use is impaired, then a given land unit is said to have a resource concern. The Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)...
Wet weather continues to stymie corn and soybean planting in much of the Corn Belt. The USDA says 14% of U.S. corn is planted as of Sunday, compared to the five-year average of 33%, with 3% of the crop emerged,...
Cool, wet weather in some key U.S. growing areas continues to impact corn and soybean planting. The USDA says 7% of U.S. corn is planted as of Sunday, compared to the five-year average of 15%, and 2% has emerged, compared...
Beginning in February 2022, already elevated global wheat prices surged in the wake of the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, who together accounted for 28 percent of all wheat exports in marketing year 2020/21. Throughout the current marketing year...
U.S. corn planting advanced last week, but remained slower than usual due to cold, wet weather in some key growing areas. The USDA says that 4% of the crop is planted as of Sunday, compared to the five-year average...
The soy checkoff released its inaugural U.S. Soy Sustainability Overview which outlines key environmental achievements made by U.S. soybean farmers. Their ongoing commitments will help optimize their efforts to continue providing the most sustainably produced soy to domestic and...
According to researchers at the Yale Chief Executives Leadership Institute, more than 350 major U.S. companies have divested, closed or suspended Russian operations since the Ukraine invasion. The group has identified 43 continuing to do business there; others are...
When tar spot - a fungal disease of corn capable of causing significant yield loss - popped out of nowhere in 2015, Midwestern corn growers were left scrambling to manage the outbreak with few effective tools. The industry has...
The cost of growing crops could outpace revenue for many farmers in 2022, making it more difficult to break even despite rising commodity prices and increased demand both domestically and globally. The American Farm Bureau Federation is launching a...
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