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Soybeans, corn up on early stress concerns

Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying. Soybeans also had some help from bean meal, watching planting and development weather. Conditions are mostly good for the tail end of planting, but there could be some early stress from hot, dry weather. CONAB... Read More.

Early Morning Fire Destroys Home in Partridge

By Lucky Kidd PARTRIDGE, Kan. — Careless smoking is being blamed for an early morning fire today that destroyed a home in Partridge.Reno County Fire Administrator Travis Vogt said units from Fire Districts 3, 4 and 8... Read More.

Early spring, less available fertilizer

A fertilizer market advisor says the early spring has led to some early supply challenges as some farmers are applying sooner than usual. LJosh Linville with Stone X says this spring is, “not without its challenges, but it’s better than what I expected.” Linville tells... Read More.

Early planting brings damping off considerations

A Pioneer agronomist says wet and cold planting conditions can increase the potential of seedling diseases.   Matt Montgomery says farmers could see an increased risk of damping off – the rotting of seeds in the soil and destruction of newly emerged seedlings by... Read More.

Risk and reward of early planting

Farmers might be considering the risk and reward of early planting. Jeff Moon with Corteva Agriscience says fieldwork could start early given mild winter conditions across most of the Midwest. “As we don’t see much snow out there. But anytime we can get something... Read More.

An early Illinois spring?

Farmers across Illinois are preparing for the possibility of an earlier-than-normal start to the planting season. Malcom Head raises cattle and row crops in Macon County… “I think it’s going to be in early spring with an early Easter.”  He says, “So, we look forward... Read More.

Get ahead of early emerging weeds

Farmers are encouraged to get in front of early emerging weeds. Mark Mongen is an Enlist field specialist for Corteva Agriscience who covers Michigan and Ohio. “We don’t want weeds to get a foothold in our corn and soybean fields, because once the do they... Read More.

Revenue base prices are lower in early 2024

A farm management analyst from southern Minnesota says there are lower guarantees for revenue protection insurance this year. Revenue protection insures farmers against yield losses from natural causes like drought or disease and revenue losses caused by a change in the harvest price from... Read More.