GMO technology is often under fire by critics who make various health and safety claims. Proponents typically respond that GMO crops use fewer pesticides and generate higher yields. A recent article from the New York Times, “Doubts About the Promised Bounty of Genetically Modified Crops,” is challenging those assumed benefits.
Soybean Area Planted and Harvested – States and United States: 2015 and 2016
Corn Area Planted for All Purposes and Harvested for Grain – States and United States, 2015, 2016
All Wheat Area Planted and Harvested – States and United States: 2015 and 2016
What do county fairs, cutting hay and a cultipacker from the 1950s have in common? They’re on Crop Comments!
Despite too much rain in Nebraska and too little in Ohio, USDA says the corn crops are still looking good. Here's what real farmers are saying about their crop conditions.
See the latest soybean planting map from the USDA Crop Progress report.
See the latest USDA corn planting map.
For some growers, it's time to celebrate. Their crop is in and starting to thrive. According to USDA's June 6 Crop Progress report, 98% of corn is planted.
Giant ragweed is taking the Corn Belt by storm. The Weed Science Society of America (WSSA) recently published an update on the progress of the weed’s distribution and herbicide resistance across the U.S.
Newly planted crops in North Dakota got some much-needed rain over the past week.
Although rain has slowed progress in some regions of the country, farmers planting corn remain ahead of schedule.
In terms of planting, farmers are wrapping up corn (94% done) and substantially completed (73% done) with soybeans.
South Dakota farmers have made considerable progress over the past week planting corn and soybeans.
A week of dry weather in North Dakota has enabled farmers to make significant progress with spring planting.