The latest Drought Monitor shows soils continue to dry out and crops are suffering as drought and abnormal dryness continue to expand or intensity across the Plains, Midwest, northern Rockies and Virginia.
NK Corn and Soybeans expands its seed portfolio to offer farmers science-driven boosts in 2018.
In 2014, Nathan Reed fought for financial breath even after skinning inputs one by one. No matter how he shifted the figures, the pencil always pointed to the glaring expense of biotech seed. With an eye on cost control, he began switching portions of his ground to non-GMO production supported by a minimum till cover crop scheme, and the change led to farm-wide profitability.
Lingering dryness is impacting the livestock markets while an abundance of weekend rain is dragging down the grains.
The world’s soybean crop has grown by leaps and bounds since 1990, growing 231%. And “the U.S. and Brazil are in a neck-and-neck competition for the top spot,” according to ag economist David Widmar, writing for the Agricultural Economic Insights blog.
Strolling through shin-high soybeans, Ed Vitko has a refreshing view this summer. He planted 1,200 acres of dicamba-tolerant soybeans, and after spraying the new formulation of dicamba herbicide over the top of the soybeans this summer, he says the field is weed-free for the first time in years.
Prepare for additional challenges when planting soybeans on soybeans
The Minnesota Department of Agriculture is investigating about two dozen complaints from farmers about a weed killer used on genetically modified soybean fields that can tolerate the herbicide.
A dome of heat is pushing its way across farm country as major grains see their worst condition ratings in nearly four years.