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All farms, regardless of size or type, are vulnerable to disaster. Like other business owners, farmers should have plans in place that address what to do when disaster strikes. Here are some guidelines for developing a plan.
Farmers' Legal Action Group today filed a Friend of the Court brief asking the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse a decision that struck down Initiative 300, an amendment to Nebraska's constitution restricting non-family-owned corporations from eng
For the past few years, there has been a trend toward more continuous corn at the expense of the corn/soybean rotation. This year, however, it looks like that trend may turn downward, thanks in large part to high prices for fuel and fertilizer.
What a difference a year makes. Last spring, there was lots of talk about continuous corn despite the fact nitrogen prices had risen considerably.
Fast-forward to the spring of 2006, and analysts believe soybean acres will increase while corn acres decrease, partly because nitrogen prices rose even further and energy costs have skyrocketed.
There was a time or two last winter when I thought the magazine should put cover stories about continuous corn on hold. But it looks like this year will simply be a temporary reversal in the gradual trend to more continuous corn.
The cost of buying a corn futures contract on the Chicago Board of Trade is going up starting today, CBOT officials announced this week .
As a result of the USDA corn report last week, producers have been taking advantage of higher corn prices to make more cash sales.
Roundup Ready Corn 2 is expected to be planted on more than 32 million acres this season, or about 40% of U.S. corn acres, according to Monsanto. That's up from a record 24 million acres in 2005.
Smithfield Foods, Inc., announced yesterday that it has completed the acquisition of the Cook's ham business from ConAgra Foods, Inc.
It appears that the markets made a mistake by encouraging a planned shift from corn to soybean acreage in the United States in 2006, particularly the magnitude of the shift currently planned, said a University of Illinois Extension marketing specialist. "T
The U.S. winter wheat crop is rated 38% poor-very poor in the USDA's first weekly crop progress report released on Monday.