The USDA’s Prospective Planting report will give the industry a starting point on acreage for the spring planting season, and cotton is looking to win back farmers in 2017. Early estimates are predicting up to 1 million acres.
Deep South freeze means fewer blueberries and peaches
About two years. That’s all the time you have to prove to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) you and your neighbors will follow new dicamba formulation label requirements, or the agency could let its approval expire at the end of 2018.
Broader trade talks have moved slowly amid political spats.
For more than two decades, Commodity Classic has helped set the stage for the growing season. Farmers and presenters from across the country pour into one place with one goal in mind—to get ready for 2017. As attendance has grown, so has the event’s influence.
One of the keys to the sorghum industry is finding new demand and one of those new sources of demand might be the American consumer.
Web extra for the March Farm Journal story "Get Ready for Dicamba Herbicides."
Maintains plan to cut corn stockpile and acreage in 2017.
Officials say Washington state's booming wine industry produced a record harvest of wine grapes in 2016 after cooler weather lengthened the growing season.
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Randy Dowdy says a gas line company is responsible for major topsoil losses on his record-breaking farmland.
Strip-till and no-till can offer benefits; find out if they’re right for your farm
Iowa District Court recently dismissed all Des Moines Water Works’ (DMWW) claims against Boards of Supervisors in Sac, Buena Vista and Calhoun counties in Iowa.
New spin on old technology can boost crop health
After rapid gains from vertical tillage, pH and fertility, the improvement pace slows down.
An Australian family-owned ag machinery company is hoping to make a splash in the U.S. K-Line Ag recently announced it is launching a subsidiary company in North Dakota and will offer its Speedtiller line to U.S. and Canadian farmers.
New Holland Agriculture has announced an expansion of its implement product lines by way of its acquisition of the Grass and Soil business of Kongskilde Industries, part of the Danish Group Dansk Landbrugs Grovvareselskab. This business develops, manufactures and sells tillage, hay and forage implements under various brand names.
If you’re in the market for a used no-till drill, Machinery Pete explains what to expect at auction.
Much buzz has been generated over John Deere’s 2014 announcement that its ExactEmerge technology could plant accurately at 10 mph. The company has since been looking into other product segments that could get that same “need for speed” treatment.
Newly unsealed court documents detail “outrageous” communications between Monsanto employees and an EPA regulator over the safety of a controversial chemical found in the seed company’s top weed killer, advocates say.
These menacing words of maniacal oilman Daniel Plainview were spoken in the final scene of There Will Be Blood, set in 1927 in California: “Drainage. Drainage … My straw reaches across the room and starts to drink your milkshake. I drink your milkshake! I drink it up!” Ninety years later, questions about ownership of another natural resource have fueled a new controversy carrying sledgehammer legal implications for agriculture: I drink your groundwater.
Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to a bill increasing a fine for illegally using herbicides that damage other farmers' crops.
Test Plots study differences between in-furrow orthophosphate, polyphosphate fertilizers.
Evaluate early season weed control to preserve yield potential
California Superior Court Judge Kristi Culver Kapetan recently ruled California can require Monsanto to label Roundup as a possible cancer threat. Monsanto holds its position the chemical poses no such risk to humans.
If you haven’t bought fertilizer this year, anticipate higher prices for all major nutrients. As spring’s fertilizer needs rise so have prices, but not above 2016 levels, says David Widmar, economist at Purdue University and author at Agricultural Economics Insight.
In an effort to improve seed flowability at planting, Bayer CropScience introduces Fluency Agent Advanced, an improved version of the seed lubricant the company first marketed in 2014. Fluency Agent Advanced can be used on both corn and soybeans. It improves seed flow from the hopper to the row units for more efficient planting.
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