Dr. Charles Stoltenow took the position earlier this year and has visited about half of the extension offices across the state. Brownfield interviewed interviewed Dr. Stoltenow at last week’s Extension Field Day at Haskall Ag Lab where he outlined his vision for growing... Read More.
Crop conditions have shown slight improvement over the past week. Soybeans are rated 64% good to excellent, 97% of the crop blooming, and 83% is setting pods. Cotton is rated 67% good to excellent with 94% setting bolls, and 3% of the bolls are... Read More.
Thursday’s Field of Dreams game in Dyersville, Iowa between the Cincinnati Reds and Chicago Cubs is an opportunity to connect baseball fans with agriculture. Jamie Horton, DEKALB Brand Manager, tells Brownfield DEKALB has partnered to be the official seed corn of Major League Baseball... Read More.
Soybeans were mostly lower on spread trade and profit taking, finishing the week lower overall. Near-term forecasts have hot, dry weather in parts of the region against good rainfall in other areas. Ahead of next week’s USDA numbers, most analysts are expecting at... Read More.
The first pockets of exceptional drought have developed in Nebraska and an agronomist says farmers could be waiting awhile for relief. Jeff Wessels with Frenchman Valley Coop tells Brownfield most hope is lost for this year’s crop in the southwest area. “There’s no dryland... Read More.
Soybeans were sharply higher on commercial and technical buying. Contracts are oversold after the recent losses and bean meal also found new commercial buying interest after its drop. This week’s development weather is mixed and there are concerns about demand from China. China’s... Read More.
A member of the ethanol industry says proposing and finalizing next year’s biofuel blending requirements is crucial for growing the Renewable Fuel Standard. Chris Bliley, senior vice president of regulatory affairs with Growth Energy, says it’s recent agreement with EPA eliminates uncertainty for... Read More.
An agronomist says scouting crops now can help with 2023 field management decisions. Tim O’Brien is Syngenta’s corn traits manager. He tells Brownfield farmers from several geographies are seeing pest pressures in corn. “Western bean cutworm, we’re hearing about maybe a little bit... Read More.
Michigan’s crops endured a hot week with a little weekend rain relief. USDA statistician Marlo Johnson says rain events varied throughout the state but abnormally dry weather continued across the northwest and central lower peninsula in the week ending Sunday. Johnson says there was... Read More.
A South-Central Nebraska farmer says he has concerns that the drought could increase disease pressure in this year’s crop. Randy Uhrmacher tells Brownfield he opted not to apply fungicide in some fields. “We didn’t do any non-irrigated this year because we didn’t know if... Read More.
Ohio crops benefited from moderate temperatures, but they only had limited rain last week. USDA statistician Cheryl Turner says the state’s topsoil moisture is 61% adequate and 12% surplus, but 26% of the topsoil is short on moisture. Ohio farmers report planting double-crop soybeans,... Read More.