The 2015 winter wheat crop has been hit by disease and dryness. Stripe rust has hit Texas and Oklahoma; Kansas crop is cleared so far.
Beef cattle can gain 2 pounds per day on Flint Hills prairie; a 4,348 acre tract there sold for $2,200 per acre March 20.
Plains wheat crop got nipped by November's Arctic Blast. Early damage ranges from slight to whole fields.
In Wabash County Illinois, a March 14 land sale brought $13K per acre. Good quality land that shot past record highs.
New wheat lines should be available by 2020.
Wheat yields are no longer a guessing game with free app from Kansas Wheat Alliance and Kansas State University.
As few as 2 worms per foot of row cause economic damage; scout now to see if they are present.
Two big sales this week: Illinois farms bring $2.6 million; North Dakota Ranch nets $7.4 million
Since we launched the weekly "Successful Land Sale" on www.Agriculture.com, in February, we've noticed a few trends in the farmland auction business. Our coverage so far has included at least one land auction in eight states (Nebraska, Missouri, South Dako
Yield and quality are influenced by spring topdress application.