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Get updates and reports from Agriculture.com editors, Successful Farming magazine, and farmers and agribusinesses. en-us Copyright Successful Farming Wednesday Apr 16 00:00:24 EDT 2014 Agriculture.com http://www.agriculture.com/images/ag-logo-150x30.gif http://www.agriculture.com 150 30 http://www.agriculture.com/rss 30 Soybeans blast off on strong processing data http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/soybes-blast-off-on-strong-processing_2-ar42853 Tuesday Apr 15 16:27:08 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/soybes-blast-off-on-strong-processing_2-ar42853 Farm Debt-to-asset Ratios Lowest in 20 Years -- ERS http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/farm-debttoasset-ratios-lowest-in-20_5-ar42852 Strong farm incomes have kept debt-to-asset ratios for farm businesses in the U.S. at their lowest levels in 2 decades. Why? Tuesday Apr 15 15:27:26 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/farm-debttoasset-ratios-lowest-in-20_5-ar42852 Corn Planting Sags; Wheat Worries Mount http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/cn-plting-sags-wheat-wries-mount_2-ar42829 Inclement weather has delayed corn planting and caused fears to heighten that the Plains winter wheat crop may be incurring more damage. Tuesday Apr 15 10:21:27 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/cn-plting-sags-wheat-wries-mount_2-ar42829 Preview USDA's ag census data http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/preview-usdas-ag-census-data_5-sl42804 Get a sneak peek of this year's USDA Census of Agriculture, with the full version out next month (courtesy USDA). Monday Apr 14 16:44:47 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/preview-usdas-ag-census-data_5-sl42804 Weather Starter: Rain, Snow Gut Fieldwork Potential http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/wear-starter-rain-snow-gut-fieldwk_2-ar42797 Weekend rain and snow have fieldwork potential dwindling as the week starts, though conditions should improve by late-week, forecasters say. Monday Apr 14 09:39:18 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/wear-starter-rain-snow-gut-fieldwk_2-ar42797 A bullish run: What's hot in this week's grain markets http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/a-bullish-run-whats-hot-in-this-weeks_5-sl42782 Some key USDA numbers were just one big driver of a bullish week in the grain markets. See what's been hot in the trade this week. Friday Apr 11 11:34:16 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/a-bullish-run-whats-hot-in-this-weeks_5-sl42782 Time to Plant Corn! Get Your Iron Geared Up! http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/time-to-plt-cn-get-your-iron-geared-up_2-ar42766 Check out this collection of planter features and news to get your planter ready to go this spring. Thursday Apr 10 12:51:07 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/time-to-plt-cn-get-your-iron-geared-up_2-ar42766 Congress Members Try to Rescue GMOs http://www.agriculture.com/news/policy/congress-members-try-to-rescue-gmos_4-ar42760 Congressmen try to rescue GMOs Wednesday Apr 09 18:47:06 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/policy/congress-members-try-to-rescue-gmos_4-ar42760 Demand-Heavy WASDE Report Provides Initial Market Spike http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/demheavy-wasde-rept-provides-initial_2-ar42749 Export demand has increased over the last year, and that's got corn and soybean prices trending higher after USDA released its latest WASDE report Wednesday. Wednesday Apr 09 12:17:00 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/demheavy-wasde-rept-provides-initial_2-ar42749 Corn Planting Progress Crawls Slowly Northward http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/cn-plting-progress-crawls-slowly_2-ar42714 Planting progress for the 2014 corn crop has already seen fits and starts on account of wet, cool conditions. Tuesday Apr 08 16:45:51 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/cn-plting-progress-crawls-slowly_2-ar42714 Are There Acres Missing from the USDA's Prospective Plantings Report? http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/are-re-acres-missing-from-usdas_2-ar42693 The initial reaction to the USDA's March prospective plantings estimates for 2014 was to anticipate larger acreage estimates in June, particularly if conditions point to minimal prevented planted acreage. Tuesday Apr 08 14:51:23 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/are-re-acres-missing-from-usdas_2-ar42693 El Niño on its way by summer, new data show http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/el-nio-on-its-way-by-summer-new-data_2-ar42683 Though El Niño's return could mean a wetter Corn Belt this summer, it's an ominous sign for the parched western U.S. Tuesday Apr 08 09:46:34 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/el-nio-on-its-way-by-summer-new-data_2-ar42683 Fieldwork Weather Window Opening? http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/fieldwk-wear-window-opening_2-ar42681 A dry spell's expected for the Corn Belt this week. Will farmers be able to begin spring fieldwork and corn planting? Tuesday Apr 08 08:57:09 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/fieldwk-wear-window-opening_2-ar42681 Fed not regulating common farm water practices -- EPA chief http://www.agriculture.com/news/policy/fed-not-regulating-common-farm-water_4-ar42676 The EPA's new proposed rule for defining "waters of the U.S." does not mean the agency is regulating common farm practices, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy says. Monday Apr 07 17:57:19 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/policy/fed-not-regulating-common-farm-water_4-ar42676 Army Cutworms Marching Through Wheat, Canola and Alfalfa Fields http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/army-cutwms-marching-through-wheat-cola_2-ar42671 Adding insult to the injury that is dryness and spotty winterkill for crops that are beginning to green up this spring, army cutworms are marching throughout wheat, alfalfa and canola fields in the Central Plains. Monday Apr 07 15:20:50 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/army-cutwms-marching-through-wheat-cola_2-ar42671 Vilsack: Farm Bill Implementation on Track http://www.agriculture.com/news/policy/vilsack-farm-bill-implementation-on_4-ar42669 Vilsack: Farm Bill Implementation on Track Monday Apr 07 14:27:28 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/policy/vilsack-farm-bill-implementation-on_4-ar42669 USDA’s Corn Acreage Figure Likely Too Low, Tierney Says http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/usdas-cn-acreage-figure-likely-too-low_2-ar42655 The nation’s farmers may wind up planting nearly 2 million additional acres to corn than the government predicts as high grain and land prices spur more seedings in areas where the crop is not traditionally grown, according to veteran market consultant Bil Monday Apr 07 09:36:20 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/usdas-cn-acreage-figure-likely-too-low_2-ar42655 Best of #NationalAgWeek, #AgDay, #Borlaug100 http://www.agriculture.com/news/technology/best-of-nationalagweek-agday-blaug100_6-ar42628 National Ag Week 2014 was the biggest and best yet! Just as social media is continuing to become an every day part of our lives, many took to social media venues including Twitter to share ag facts, gratitude to farmers, and how they celebrated #NationalAg Thursday Apr 03 14:14:02 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/technology/best-of-nationalagweek-agday-blaug100_6-ar42628 What to Know This Week: Weather, Markets Dominate http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/what-to-know-this-week-wear-markets_5-sl42602 An inclement start to planting season in the Corn Belt and some market-moving USDA numbers top the list of what's important in ag this week. Wednesday Apr 02 15:41:47 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/what-to-know-this-week-wear-markets_5-sl42602 Corn Rootworm Could Be Back Big This Year http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/cn-rootwm-could-be-back-big-this-year_2-ar42587 A common pest that's developing resistance to current pesticides could be back with a vengeance this growing season. Wednesday Apr 02 11:46:05 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/cn-rootwm-could-be-back-big-this-year_2-ar42587 El Niño Rolling Back Around? http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/el-nio-rolling-back-around_2-ar42582 Signs point to a return to an El Nino weather pattern. Will it reach fruition? Wednesday Apr 02 10:49:35 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/el-nio-rolling-back-around_2-ar42582 Custom Farming Rates Holding Firm http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/custom-farming-rates-holding-firm_5-ar42580 Despite signals most crop input costs should be following grain market prices lower, custom farming rates are staying firm, economists say. Wednesday Apr 02 10:24:51 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/custom-farming-rates-holding-firm_5-ar42580 Plant the Right Corn Seed Population http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/plt-right-cn-seed-population_2-ar42576 What's the right corn population for your fields? Maximize what you plant with these ideas. Tuesday Apr 01 17:07:20 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/plt-right-cn-seed-population_2-ar42576 Farmland Value Slide Continues http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/farml-value-slide-continues_5-ar42574 Farmland in Iowa is trending lower. Will that trend continue? Tuesday Apr 01 15:53:27 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/farml-value-slide-continues_5-ar42574 No Shockers in Report, Says Good http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/no-shockers-in-rept-says-good_5-ar42557 No shockers in report--Good Monday Mar 31 17:46:41 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/no-shockers-in-rept-says-good_5-ar42557 Farmers Can Adapt to Changing Climate http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/farmers-c-adapt-to-chging-climate_2-ar42553 Farmers can adapt to changing climate Monday Mar 31 14:56:40 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/farmers-c-adapt-to-chging-climate_2-ar42553 Corn Crop Smaller in 2014 – USDA http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/cn-crop-smaller-in-2014-usda_2-ar42552 The 2014 corn crop's going to be 4% smaller than 2013, while soybean acres will grow, according to Monday's USDA-NASS annual Prospective Plantings report. Monday Mar 31 12:26:19 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/cn-crop-smaller-in-2014-usda_2-ar42552 Feed Suspect in Swine Virus http://www.agriculture.com/news/livestock/feed-suspect-in-swine-virus_3-ar42547 Monday Mar 31 09:07:21 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/livestock/feed-suspect-in-swine-virus_3-ar42547 Online Marketing Tool Tracks Returns http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/online-marketing-tool-tracks-returns_5-ar42545 Online marketing tool tracks returns Friday Mar 28 19:51:33 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/business/online-marketing-tool-tracks-returns_5-ar42545 Crop roundup: Yield-Limiting Factors for Continuous Corn http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/crop-roundup-yieldlimiting-facts-f_2-ar42544 Crop industry update Friday Mar 28 17:57:44 EDT 2014 http://www.agriculture.com/news/crops/crop-roundup-yieldlimiting-facts-f_2-ar42544