Prepare for additional challenges when planting soybeans on soybeans
Thursday Climate Corporation announced a global data connectivity agreement with AGCO. This provides an addition equipment connection option with the Climate FieldView platform.
This NH3 calculator that will help you determine if fall application is right for you.
New formed Local Seed Company says it will offer farmers a “direct-to-growers” option with a mission to provide custom crafted seed options delivered to the farm.
On Thursday, USDA announced they will provide emergency assistance to the 253 licensed dairy farms in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
The Rural Mainstreet Index (RMI) released each month by Creighton University is becoming a broken record when describing the farm economy - the overall index remaining below growth neutral. The bright spot in the September RMI is the index saw slight improvements, jumping from 39.6 in September to 45.3 in October. Every state showed a boost in the RMI, except Missouri, where the index slipped to 49.2 from 51.3
One of President Donald Trump’s campaign promises was a renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). These hopes to modernize NAFTA by the end of 2017 are looking dismal as trade ministers from Canada, Mexico, and the U.S. are planning for negotiations into 2018.
Farmers’ shift away from fall application of nitrogen for crops such as corn and sorghum is being reflected in changing retail practices, says Farm Journal Field Agronomist Ken Ferrie. “In my area of central Illinois, I know two fertilizer plants that have completely dropped anhydrous ammonia,” he says. “Their sales had shifted to spring application of nitrogen solution. While ammonia can be applied in the spring, farmers found it took up too much of their time when they needed to concentrate on planting, compared to nitrogen solution that can be applied as they plant or with herbicides.”
Below-normal winter precip is expected in Oklahoma and Texas.