Certify your acres by July 15 By: 06/17/2014 @ 1:42pm

It's a long-standing annual ritual: Plant, spray, then drive over to your local Farm Service Agency office to certify your acres.This year, even though the sign-up for commodity programs in the new farm…

USDA Crop Progress report By: 07/01/2013 @ 7:11am

USDA-NASS will release its weekly Crop Progress report Monday afternoon at 3:00 PM Central Time. Look for soybean emergence to be at completion in this week's report.

USDA quarterly acreage, stocks reports By: 06/27/2013 @ 11:34am

USDA will release its quarterly Grain Stocks report, as well as its June revision of the March acreage report, on Friday. Here's a preview of the report. Check out and the Marketing Talk…

Pollinator Week shines spotlight on bee health By: 06/17/2013 @ 9:27am

Pollinators, which include not only bees, but also birds, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, wasps, and small mammals, are responsible for pollinating nearly one-third of every bite of food we eat…

USDA Crop Progress report By: 06/03/2013 @ 8:06am

USDA will release its weekly Crop Progress report Monday afternoon at 3:00 Central Time. Look for corn planting progress to inch near completion without huge strides on account of recent rainfall.

Filing prevented or delayed planting? Key dates approaching By: 05/29/2013 @ 1:37pm

Depending on your location, your deadline for prevented planting may be approaching (or here already). If you still have crops to plant, it may be time to contact your crop insurance agent and find out what…

Review your marketing By: 05/14/2013 @ 8:29am

How are your old- and new-crop marketing and sales strategies holding out? Now's a good time to review them and see if you're getting the most bang for your buck.

Pesticide training By: 05/07/2013 @ 8:44am

Now's a good time to make sure everybody on your farm who's going to be handling pesticides this year has completed the necessary training and is aware of all safety procedures and requirements.

Check your weather radio By: 05/03/2013 @ 8:18am

Do you have a weather radio on your farm? If so, now's a good time to check and make sure it's got fresh batteries and is in good working order. There may be snow on the ground right now (depending…

USDA-ERS Commodity Costs & Returns report released By: 05/01/2013 @ 8:11am

At 3:00 PM Central Time today, USDA's Economic Research Service will release its Commodity Costs & Returns Data report that will show the agency's projections for both sides of the balance sheet…

Check your grain in storage By: 04/30/2013 @ 8:17am

Now's a good time to pop open your bins and check on the state of your grain. Run the fan and smell the exhaust air to get an idea if you've got any fungal or other diseases in your grain.

USDA Crop Progress report released today By: 04/29/2013 @ 8:03am

Traders expect corn planting progress to fall between 8% and 11% complete, well behind the normal pace. The report will be released at 3:00 PM Central Time today. See the report

Farm fuel regulation deadline May 10 By: 04/26/2013 @ 9:27am

If you have more than 1,320 gallons of above-ground fuel storage or 42,000 gallons of below-ground storage on your farm, you may need to update your Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure (SPCC) plan…

Spring markets & insurance bushels By: 04/26/2013 @ 9:13am

If you use a Revenue Protection (RP) crop insurance product, now is a good time to consider maximizing any potential profits by booking sales of your insurance bushels to capitalize on a spring rally. Read…

Fine-tune your sprayer By: 03/28/2013 @ 4:44pm

The marketplace is calling upon you to raise a whale of a crop this year. So, every little bit will help. That includes your sprayer. And now, with the start to planting as much as a month behind the…

2013 Land Investment Expo By: 12/27/2012 @ 2:24pm

The Annual Land Investment Expo presented by Peoples Company is catered to individuals and institutions that are investing in or interested in learning more about investing in land. The Expo brings together…

ACRE corn guarantee price established By: 09/30/2010 @ 11:03am

If you're enrolled in the ACRE program, watch Friday's grain trade. The ACRE guarantee prices and program guarantees for corn, soybeans and grain sorghum will be set based on Friday's closing…

World Dairy Expo By: 09/27/2010 @ 9:37am

The World Dairy Expo begins Tuesday and runs through Saturday. For more on the global dairy event held in Madison, Wisconsin, go to

Farm Safety Week By: 09/24/2010 @ 1:08pm

This weekend wraps up Farm Safety Week 2010. It's a great time to make sure your farm is safe. Have you got all the necessary safety measures in place? Get more farm safety info at…

Futures contracts expiring on Friday By: 09/23/2010 @ 3:59pm

The following futures contracts expire Friday, September 24, according to Dow Jones Newswires: CBOT October ethanol options, KCBT October wheat options, and MGE October wheat options.

University of Illinois Agronomy Day By: 07/25/2010 @ 11:00pm

Researchers at the University of Illinois are measuring the behavior of western corn rootworms. Tours will depart every half hour from 7 a.m. to noon at the Crop Science Research and Education Center on St…

Workshop Will Help Put Precision Ag to Use By: 07/25/2010 @ 11:00pm

This multi-session course includes a combination of presentations and exercises. The practicum begins Aug. 31-Sept. 2 at the UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead, Neb.It continues in…

USDA Crop Progress report By: 07/18/2010 @ 11:00pm

The USDA-NASS released its weekly Crops Progress report this past Monday. View the report.

USDA Crop Progress report By: 07/11/2010 @ 11:00pm

USDA-NASS will release its weekly Crop Progress report at 3:00 pm CDT.

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