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Tips to Keep Stored Grain in Condition This Summer By: 05/18/2015 @ 3:57pm

“We’ve lived in a period of time the last several years where there has been very little grain carryover, markets have been good, and almost everybody has been…

Planting Date, Yield Implications & What the Trade Thinks By: 05/22/2015 @ 2:22pm

Most of this year's corn crop is planted. But, the remaining acres may not be the easiest to get sown, if they do…

I-States Mixed On Corn Germination Success By: 05/21/2015 @ 4:26pm

Though most Corn Belt states have had excellent emergence, some have experienced more of a mixed bag. Midwest farmers…

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Late Planting Nerves Flaring Up Around the Corn Belt By: 05/21/2015 @ 11:30am

This weekend marks the unofficial start to summer. But, the way Mother Nature's acting, she's not quite ready for "swimsuit season." Temperatures are expected to stay below normal and rainfall's…

Growing Degree Days Keeping Up Despite Cool, Damp Weather -- USDA By: 05/19/2015 @ 3:43pm

Though Monday's USDA Crop Progress report showed another big week of planting progress, it certainly wasn't a dry week, with anywhere from .5 inch to 2 inches of rain falling through the Corn Belt…

Early Soybean Diseases Flaring Up -- Agronomists By: 05/19/2015 @ 3:03pm

So your soybean fields survived this week's cool snap? Unfortunately, you're far from out of the woods yet.The spring conditions in a lot of areas have been generally cool and damp since most of the…

Syngenta: No Judgment Reached on Agrisure Viptera Lawsuits By: 05/19/2015 @ 12:44pm

If you’ve heard there’s been a judgment rendered against Syngenta in the Agrisure Viptera corn lawsuits, that’s not the case, say Syngenta officials.Syngenta release this statement yesterday:“A…

Get Frosty? Don't Rush to Judgment Yet, Especially for Soybeans By: 05/19/2015 @ 11:40am

The early verdict on the overnight cooldown in the northern Plains and Corn Belt: Some crops may need to be replanted, but on the whole, damage could have been much worse. Expectations heading into the chilly…

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