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USDA sees slightly bigger hay harvest

The 2022 U.S. hay harvest is expected to be up slightly from 2021. The USDA projects this year’s harvested area for all types of hay at 51.507 million acres, up 771,000, including 15.465 million acres of alfalfa and alfalfa mixtures and 36.042 million acres... Read More.

Michigan tax credit bill passes Ag Committee

The Michigan legislation that would create a tax credit for retailers offering E15 and other ethanol blends has moved forward.  The State’s Senate Ag Committee passed the bill Thursday morning and advanced it to the full Senate for consideration. The legislation has the support... Read More.

Illinois grower seeing worsening waterhemp

Waterhemp is becoming a tougher weed to deal with in the Midwest. Central Illinois farmer Ron Kindred tells Brownfield waterhemp seems to be building resistance in his fields. “We’re spraying Liberty right now; I use the 36 ounce rate,” he said. “It looked like we... Read More.

Crops are behind in southwest Minnesota

Crop development is behind in southwest Minnesota. Chris Hill of Brewster says he didn’t start planting until May 5th, but he and other farmers in the area were finished by Memorial Day. “For the end of June, beans are behind. The corn is behind also,... Read More.