More than 2,200 complaints with dicamba named as the suspect have been filed in the U.S. since the beginning of the 2017 season. In perspective, if various Extension experts’ estimate of 3.1 million U.S. acres of damage is accurate, that represents 3.5% of planted soybean acres, as of press time.
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.
John Phipps offers commentary on how to fix the dicamba drift problem for 2018.
Is agriculture exempt from the permitting requirements of the Clean Water Act? Growers will have to wait a while longer for an answer to that question following a $1.1 million settlement in a landmark case this week.
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.
Are farmers protected by the agricultural practices exemption of the Clean Water Act? That is the centerpiece of a court hearing getting underway in California.
As the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) renegotiation discussions get underway the American Soybean Association (ASA) wants to keep farmers’ interest at the forefront.
During the annual Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour, a group of more than 100 growers, industry experts and media reporters will scout about 2,000 fields in seven Midwest states during the four-day event, Aug. 21-24. The “Eastern leg” of the tour begins sampling in western Ohio, working its way across Indiana, Illinois, eastern Iowa and then southern Minnesota. The “Western leg” begins in southern South Dakota, then goes across eastern Nebraska, western Iowa and into southern Minnesota.
Farmers, traders, and analysts alike were left shocked after the U.S. Department of Agriculture published its optimistic corn and soybean yields last week, though the market’s narrow expectations going into Thursday’s report may carry some of the blame.