As farmers gear up for the spring planting season, it’s crucial to remember that financial planning goes hand in hand with early season crop protection.
Winter wheat is thriving is some areas despite a five-percent reduction in planted acres in Oklahoma. However, pasture and rangeland still face challenges posed by ongoing drought.
The looming shortage of drought-resistant hybrids adds a new layer of complexity to the challenges already faced by farmers.
While soybeans are currently coming out stronger than corn in terms of price ratios, USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer recognizes a lot of factors could change farmer’s planting decisions between winter and spring.
Drought conditions this winter are a growing concern for the agricultural industry. However, the year’s winter wheat crop is an exception, according to USDA experts.
Dr. Michael Cordonnier with the Soybean and Corn Advisor shares insights into the odd situation for Brazilian soybean producers due to unsettled weather patterns in the region.
As the USDA tracks how Plant Hardiness Zones are slowly shifting across the country, they are also adjusting their recommendations for gardeners when it comes to perennial plants. The data is also used the by Risk Management Agency to determine crop insurance rates.
Brazil just took the top corn exporter spot from the U.S. this year, but CONAB says low prices and El Niño could result in a five percent drop in corn planting
According to the USDA, more than half of harvested U.S. crops are grown from seed with at least one modified trait.
Just last week, anhydrous was down six percent, and experts say farmers are looking to lock in an attractive deal on fertilizer before fall.
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Analysts have called the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s recently released acreage numbers a surprise with corn projections coming in at 94 million acres instead of the 92 million farmers said they intended to plant back in March.
The Farm Service Agency’s crop acreage reports as well as the USDA Emergency Relief Program applications are both coming up in mid-July.
Some of the nation’s top crops could cost farmers less to plant next year, according to new research from the USDA’s Economic Research Service.
Kyle Johnson was airing up some truck tires near his North Dakota farm when a split rim wheel exploded. With spring planting already under way, he decided to reach out for help.
When discussing pollinators, most minds jump to bumblebees and butterflies. According to two new studies released in the United Kingdom, conservationists may need to adjust focus to include a very important nighttime pollinator: moths.