The California Clean Air Resources Board has postponed a mid-March hearing to consider amendments to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard. U.S. ethanol groups submitted comments earlier this week on the proposal, which would set sustainability requirements for biofuel feedstocks in California. Renewable Fuels... Read More.
A marketing analyst says the late start to corn harvest in the Eastern Corn Belt is elevating cash basis. Angie Setzer, co-founder of the grain marketing firm Consus, tells Brownfield a lot of buyers had expected to start receiving corn by now. “We’re talking about... Read More.
Northeast Nebraska farmer Anne Meis says soybean harvest has wrapped up just ahead of this week’s rainstorm. “We’ve gotten over an inch over the night in this area. That will give everybody a break from harvesting. I think it will be fine to have... Read More.
An ag meteorologist says the next two weeks look mostly favorable for dry down in the Eastern Corn Belt. Michigan state climatologist Jeff Andresen says the drier weather will be beneficial for later maturing corn. “In terms of maturation and dry down, it’s probably a... Read More.
Ohio farmers are waiting patiently for harvest to begin. Central Ohio farmer Mike Vallery says his crops lacked Growing Degree Units and is running behind. “Typically from when I planted my soybeans, we should be running them right now,” he says. “But we’re about... Read More.
A soybean educator says dry conditions this spring are delaying the onset of harvest. Mike Staton with Michigan State University Extension tells Brownfield germination issues and a lack of rain in June has set back crop development. “Even the crop that was up and out... Read More.
A plant disease expert says the very dry start of the growing season helped delay the first signs of tar spot in corn. Damon Smith with the University of Wisconsin tells Brownfield tar spot has now been reported in a few Wisconsin counties,... Read More.
A farmer in the Missouri Bootheel says the cool conditions are delaying crop emergence. Rance Daniels says some of his rice fields have good stands, but others are coming up slowly. He says warm temperatures and more rain would be welcome. “We’ve got some timely... Read More.
A West Michigan farmer is optimistic this week’s warm-up will help dry up fields. Randy Poll farms 3,000 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat, and raises hogs with his family in Hamiton. “We’re in a slight rain delay, we’ve had a lot of rain here... Read More.
A climatologist says a delayed start to planting is possible for portions of the Corn Belt this year. In a spring outlook, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is calling for a wet spring and improved drought conditions following decent snowfall this winter in... Read More.