A southwest Iowa farmer says this year’s corn crop is one of his worst in over a decade. Ray Gaesser says his area was impacted by drought. “We had a record year last year and this year is going to be the worst in... Read More.
The USDA has trimmed its outlook for corn and soybean production. Weather has been widely varied for most of the growing season and this is the first round of field-based crop production estimates of the season, including updated planted and harvested acreage numbers... Read More.
There’s concern fall cover crops will struggle because of drought. Carl Bruice with Wilbur-Ellis Company says cover crops require water and inputs. “If we’re in a drought situation, cover crops probably aren’t going to perform well. And I look out west where we’re pushing cover... Read More.
One of the world’s largest crop intelligence providers has raised $40 million to develop new technologies that will verify and validate carbon markets. Mike DiPaola, Chief Commercial Officer with Taranis, says the funds will advance remote data sensing. “Capturing revenue with the retailer for... Read More.
Drones and sensor technology might soon help farmers predict alfalfa damage and yields. Brian Luck is the Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in precision ag and machinery systems at the University of Wisconsin. He says his team has spent time researching remote sensing in... Read More.
Research at the University of Wisconsin is showing just how well cover crops can control problem weeds including waterhemp. Jose Nunes is an undergraduate researcher with the University of Wisconsin weed science program. He tells Brownfield the ongoing research looks favorable for limiting weed... Read More.
A grain trader says large stockpiles of old crop corn have weakened local basis in Michigan. Nick Reigler with Michigan Agricultural Commodities tells Brownfield, “We have bushels continuing to flood into the Michigan marketplace, and with that, we’re seeing basis fad relatively quickly.” Reigler says... Read More.
The USDA reports corn harvest is underway in Missouri with 1% of the crop out of the fields. As of Sunday, 31% of the crop had reached maturity with just half in the good to excellent category, down two percentage points from the week... Read More.
Illinois crop conditions improved last week as farmers prepare for harvest. Based on USDA data, this is the first week to week increase in over a month as both corn and soybean conditions had been on a steady decline throughout August. As of Sunday,... Read More.
Variable conditions remain in Michigan with dryness spreading through the southeast, the Thumb, and east central regions. The USDA says corn condition improved slightly to 66 percent good to excellent, with 92 percent in the dough stage and 51 percent dented while corn silage... Read More.
Illinois crop tours at the end of August resulted in a wide range of corn yield estimates. “When you look at the entire state, I think it is very variable.” White County Farm Bureau Manager Doug Anderson tells Brownfield wind and flood damage took the... Read More.