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  • Free Farmer Conservation Event Happens Aug. 22 In St. Louis


    08/17/2017 09:47 PM

    The event celebrating sustainable agriculture practices and collaboration across the food supply chain is open to all farmers will be jointly hosted by the National Corn Growers Association and Environmental Defense Fund.

  • How Will Replant Impact Crop Tour Numbers?
    08/17/2017 09:18 PM

    Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour leaders Brian Grete and Chip Flory are anxious to step into fields Monday to get a first-hand look at how widespread planting dates and replants are reflected in plant variability, even within the same field.

  • Phipps Commentary: How to Fix Dicamba
    08/17/2017 07:23 PM

    John Phipps offers commentary on how to fix the dicamba drift problem for 2018.

  • Dairies Capitalizing on Location Along Eclipse Route
    08/17/2017 06:25 PM

    Several dairy farms across the country are fortunate enough to be along the path of totality for the solar eclipse and they are sharing their farms with people from around the country.

  • New Dirt on Palmer Amaranth
    08/17/2017 04:47 PM

    How is it that Palmer amaranth—known for traveling across parts of 28 states via birds, livestock feed, equipment and conservation seed mixes—could show up in potting soil or flower seeds?There’s no for-sure answer yet but researchers are trying to figure it out, says Tom Peters this week in his Pest & Crop Report. He explains that a Minnesota homeowner had a plant with an “unusual flower structure” that resulted either from potting soil purchased at Walmart or flower seeds that came from China. The homeowner sent photos and a sample of the plant in question to the Minnesota Department of Agriculture for review.

  • Monsanto Aims to Clear Cancer Claims
    08/17/2017 04:37 PM

    Monsanto seems to be taking no risks in its effort to undermine the International Agency for Research on Cancer report.

  • Duarte Case May Limit Use of CRP Acres
    08/17/2017 03:50 PM

    When California farmer John Duarte decided to settle his legal battle with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers rather than risk losing his family owned nursery operation, a couple of signals were sent to all of agriculture according to Don Parish, senior director of regulatory relations for the American Farm Bureau Federation. Duarte agreed to pay a $1.1 million settlement after being accused by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers of improperly disturbing a wetland when he plowed a wheat field.

  • Video
    How North Korea Crisis Could Impact U.S. Dollar
    08/17/2017 03:35 PM

    North Korea tested a missile that has the capability of reaching the West Coast in late July.  In response to recent threats from the country to launch missiles to U.S. island territory Guam, President Donald Trump vowed “fire and fury.”

  • Argentina Opens for U.S. Pork
    08/17/2017 03:33 PM

    Argentina has agreed to allow imports of U.S. pork products for the first time since 1992, the White House said in a statement on Thursday.

  • Drought Monitor: Conditions Deteriorate in Iowa, Northern Plains
    08/17/2017 02:38 PM

    The new drought monitor is a mixture of vast declines and huge improvements.

  • Free Trial Available on Farm Journal Pro During Midwest Crop Tour Week
    08/17/2017 02:35 PM

    The Farm Journal Pro premium platform – FarmJournalPro.com – will have all the information you are looking for during the Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour, beginning Aug. 21. If you sign up for a free trial now, you will have access to historical Crop Tour data, information from Tour leaders, official state results and much more.

  • Satellite Imagery Finally Comes of Age
    08/17/2017 02:05 PM

    Written by NAICC President Steve Hoffman

  • Video
    New Tool from CME Will Change Basis Function for Wheat
    08/17/2017 01:42 PM

    Producers in the southern Plains are feeling frustrated with the current wide basis in wheat.


     

  • Big Cotton in Harvest Cards
    08/17/2017 12:59 PM

    Big cotton is in the harvest cards, according to USDA’s latest report. Low commodity prices for corn, grain sorghum and soybeans pulled in more cotton acreage in 2017, and the numbers are reflected in USDA’s latest estimates.

  • Small Drop for Farmland Values Predicted by Rural Bankers
    08/17/2017 12:41 PM

    Midwestern bank CEOs have curbed their bearish outlook for farmland values…at least by a little, according to Creighton University’s latest Rural Mainstreet Index.