Apr 16, 2014
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Power Hour: A Tale of Two Soybean Crops

Old-crop soybeans have surged above $15, while the new-crop soybeans situation may be more bearish than farmers have seen for years.  MORE>

Land Sale of the Week: McLean County, Illinois

A late-March auction in McLean County, Ill., may signal a change in that state's farmland market.  MORE>

Canada’s Climate Warms to Corn

A warming climate along with the development of faster-maturing seed varieties is pushing the Corn Belt north of what was imaginable a generation ago. MORE>

Don’t Forget to Calibrate Your Sprayer this Spring

Calibration is essential to avoid wasting chemical products, time and money. MORE>

When Electronic Trading Goes Dark

A recent technical glitch caused traders at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange to rely on pit trades. Is a sufficient backup plan in place? MORE>


Agriculture News

  • BLM Criticized for Selling Horses for Slaughter
    The Bureau of Land Management is under fire again, but this time it's not about going head-to-head with a Nevada rancher. Instead the issue revolves around selling horses for slaughter.
  • AgWeb Radio: Closing Commentary 4-16-14
    Bob Utterback of Utterback Marketing said beans were higher, corn and wheat were lower. The hog market moved a bit higher based upon cash needs. Cattle rallied at the close.
  • In-Season Use of New Herbicide for Rice
    Few broadleaf herbicides that exhibit soil residual activity are available for rice. Sharpen is a group 14 inhibiting herbicide and supplemental labeling will allow in-season applications to rice in 2014.
  • Cool, Wet Spring may Ease Western Plains Drought
    Rainfall is expected for much of the Central Plains, but will it reduce drought conditions in the region?
  • Power Hour: A Tale of Two Soybean Crops
    Old-crop soybeans have surged above $15, while the new-crop soybeans situation may be more bearish than farmers have seen for years.
  • AgWeb Radio: Midday Commentary 4-16-14
    Jim Bower of Bower Trading says beans are leading the markets, but not on a supply-demand situation, instead it is a logistical issue.
  • Protect Your Nitrogen Investment this Season
    Wet weather contributes to nitrogen loss through leaching and denitrification. A controlled-release fertilizer can help you keep nitrogen on the field where it belongs.
  • Thinking About Planting Medium-Grain Rice?
    If you plan to grow medium-grain rice in 2014, there are a few things to consider going into the year
  • AgWeb Radio: Opening Commentary 4-16-14
    Andy Shissler of Roach Ag Marketing says there are three things going on in the markets. Old crop beans keep going higher. Planting weather -- looking very positive. Ukraine/Russia situation is still a concern.

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