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Southern Planting Back on Track By: 04/15/2015 @ 2:25pm

After a bumpy start to planting in the Southern states, corn planting is quickly catching up to the average five-year pace.Mississippi farmers have 62% of corn acres…

Infrastructure Holds Back Brazilian Farmers By: 04/23/2015 @ 10:48am

Brazil is notorious for its poor rural, dirt roads that make transporting crops difficult, slow, and expensive. The…

Planting Weather Window Flying Open After Soggy, Cool Weekend By: 04/24/2015 @ 12:42pm

The weekend looks to be a wet, cool one in much of the Corn Belt, but by the beginning of next week, it will likely be…

Get Frosty At Your Farm? Check Planted Seed For Damage Now By: 04/23/2015 @ 11:44am

Frosty temperatures were common in much of the Corn Belt overnight, and all signs point to a cooler-than-normal midrange forecast for the region, one that doesn't inspire a lot of confidence in much early…

#SFplant15: Catch Pictures & Progress Across U.S. By: 04/22/2015 @ 4:08pm

Readers shared planting progress photos from across the U.S. on their farms.

Are You Actually Helping Herbicide-Resistant Weeds? By: 04/22/2015 @ 3:36pm

Herbicide resistance has been a big issue for corn and soybean farmers for the last few years, and those concerns have grown more recently with the increasing discoveries of glyphosate-resistant waterhemp…

Midwest Corn Gross Revenue Down $200 an Acre From Two Years Ago By: 04/22/2015 @ 1:35pm

Take the average corn farm in Illinois. From 2010 to 2013, about $1,000 was a reasonable expectation for gross revenue per acre. Since then, the grain markets have tanked, taking with them a good chunk of that…

Corn Planting Still Behind Schedule; More Delays Loom -- USDA By: 04/20/2015 @ 3:37pm

Just shy of 10% of the nation's corn crop is planted. Though that's a fairly sizable step up from last week, it's still behind the normal pace as Corn Belt farmers begin a week that will likely…

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