The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba praised the announcement Wednesday by President Barack Obama that the U.S. and Cuba will officially re-establish diplomatic relations on July 20 with the re-opening of respective embassies.
Showers are expected to fall in a hit-and-miss fashion across most of the Prairies during the next week, leaving many areas with increasing dryness and crops that are falling behind. Temperatures will undergo a cooling trend this weekend before warmth increases again next week.
7/1 2:01PM December corn ended slightly higher Wednesday while November soybeans were lower, both adjusting to Tuesday's bullish estimates from USDA while more rain falls over Missouri. September Chicago wheat erased much of Tuesday's gain, but is still higher for the week with ongoing weather concerns in the U.S. and Canada.
Rain Thurs. in Areas of Plains, Midwest7/1 2:35PM Southern areas from the Midwest, through the Delta and into the Southeast will see rain Thursday with possible flash flooding in Missouri and Tennessee. Lighter rain expected in the central Plains and northwestern Midwest.
Farmers in Clay County, Arkansas, are successfully implementing a zero-tolerance community policy toward herbicide-resistant weeds to slow the spread of Palmer amaranth. (DTN photo illustration by Nick Scalise)
Crop Tech CornerCommunity Weed Control Pays Off; Scientists Search for Flood-Tolerant Beans6/19 9:26AM In this week's Crop Tech Corner, a community of Arkansas farmers have successfully banded together to slow the spread of herbicide-resistant Palmer amaranth, researchers are testing more flood-tolerant soybean varieties, and scientists confirm that high heat hinders the effectiveness of HPPD-inhibitor herbicides.
Thu Jun 25, 2015 01:49 PM CDT As wheat harvest begins in the Plains, farmers are finding better than expected yields, but also heavy weed pressure and disease damage thanks to record-setting rainfall amounts in May.
AgriClear is not an auction, but an online digital sales floor where buyers and sellers negotiate trades and terms. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)
Market NewsCattle Trades Go High Tech6/29 10:26AM AgriClear is not an auction, but an online digital sales floor where buyers and sellers negotiate trades and terms.
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:49 AM CDT How do I know what minerals my cows need and how much?
Cutline: Heavy, persistent rainfalls in much of the Midwest have endangered some corn and soybean crops this year. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)
Rain, Rain, Go AwayCorn, Soybeans Face Wet Soils, Ponding 6/22 12:07PM Waterlogged and flooded fields in much of the Midwest are putting corn and soybean fields at risk for plant death, poor crop development and disease this year.
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:40 AM CDT USDA-ARS entomologist Jonathan Lundgren is unlocking the secrets of insect social interactions within farming operations. He contends there's crop-protection strength in both insect diversity and numbers if farmers will only manage for it.
Mon Jun 22, 2015 12:04 PM CDT Progressive Farmer's Jim Patrico spent the last two weeks interviewing equipment company manufacturers and found that new equipment sales have dipped by 20% or more quarter over quarter since early 2014.
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:20 AM CDT Yamaha has three new Kodiak 700 4x4 ATV models that were made specifically for "farmers and ranchers who use their machines every day" and are priced for operators who may have need for multiple machines, the company says.
Fri Jun 26, 2015 11:10 AM CDT The California Air Resources Board is set to vote Thursday on its first carbon-offset protocol for rice, which would be the first offset program approved for a crop in the state.
Mon Jun 29, 2015 02:40 PM CDT EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers maintain the complex, detailed waters of the U.S. rule will make it easier to define which waters come under their jurisdiction for discharge or earth-moving permits. The rule will create more regulatory control of tributaries to major rivers, such as streams and wetlands.
Thu Jun 25, 2015 04:04 PM CDT Farmers and ethanol supporters made their points clear at an EPA public hearing in Kansas City, Kansas, on volume blending levels for the Renewable Fuels Standard through 2016.
A family walks soybeans. Will the next generation of farmers even know what walking beans was? (DTN photo by Jim Patrico)
Mon Jun 29, 2015 10:53 AM CDT North Carolina cattleman Lawrence Bernard decided to shift his 100-head herd from a year-round breeding program to a controlled-breeding season. Now, he can't imagine any reason good enough to go back.