On Wednesday, the Farm Foundation hosted a forum at the National Press Club over some of the complex issues involved in the proposed rule regarding waters of the United States by EPA and the Army Corps of Engineers.
Here's something you don't want to do at a media event for seasoned automotive journalists from all over the world: high center a dually pickup truck during a test drive ... on an off-road trail where you are not supposed to take that kind of vehicle.
9/22 1:43PM November soybeans fell to new contract lows for the third consecutive session with traders feeling the weight of bearish harvest expectations. December corn finished a little lower and December Chicago wheat closed higher for the first time in three days with commercial buyers responding to the lowest spot prices in over four years.
Stalk rot and ear molds could steal yields from Midwestern corn fields this fall, so scouting and early harvesting could pay off for some growers. (Photos courtesy Alison Robertson, ISU)
Dodge Down CornScout Now for Stalk, Ear Rot in Corn9/9 10:51AM Conditions have been right for stalk rot and ear molds in corn in many parts of the Midwest this year, but some energetic, timely scouting can help you manage problem fields and minimize yield loss.
Thu Sep 18, 2014 08:59 AM CDT As a soggy September continues and grain prices head lower, entomologists warn growers to manage mold and insect infestations wisely if they plan on storing corn indefinitely.
Thu Sep 18, 2014 10:58 AM CDT As farmers continue to experiment with cover crops on their farming operations, they need to be aware of the legal and liability issues that come with adding cover crops to conventional crop rotations.
Creek Plantation manager Steve Hancock said they still have 13- and 14-year-old cows weaning quality calves. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)
Cows That LastReproduction For a Lifetime9/22 1:51PM If you've priced replacement heifers lately, or even just added up all the costs of raising your own, you are probably feeling a renewed appreciation for those older, productive cows in the herd.
Mon Sep 22, 2014 02:02 PM CDT In a little publicized document published in late June, the FAA posited that using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for commercial agricultural purposes is outside of hobbyist activity and may be regulated in the future.
Mon Sep 22, 2014 01:59 PM CDT At what age should a cow be culled?
Bumper 2014 yields are negating arguments for cash rent relief next year. Only cash rents that climbed above $350 per acre and are up for renewal this year may see pressure, said Indiana professional farm manager and realtor Howard Halderman. (DTN photo by Elizabeth Williams)
Rents Resist Price ReliefBig Yields Stall Cash Rent Negotiations9/2 7:13AM Growers in bellwether corn states expect to make money on bushels -- not price -- in 2014, farm managers contend. That's put a damper on adjusting next year's cash rents.
Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:03 AM CDT The EPA's Office of the Inspector General says most states in the Mississippi River basin did not meet the goal of completing nutrient reduction strategies by 2013, designed to diminish hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico.
Ag REITs allow investors to own shares of farms across the country, from California to the Eastern Corn Belt. Some already are large enough to qualify as wholesale lenders and resell mortgages to the secondary Wall Street markets. (DTN file photo by Kurt Lawton)
Farm Investors WelcomeStock Markets Open Door to Land Pools9/22 12:27PM Why own farms when you can own shares in a farmland pool? The advent of agriculture's first real estate investment trusts means small-scale investors can get a share of farmland's action for the first time.
A Ram Power Wagon could squeeze through this narrow spot in the trees. But probably not a Ram Laramie dually. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Jim Patrico)
Chrysler: What's New for 2015High Centered, Red Faced and Bug Bitten9/22 11:00AM Here's something you don't want to do at a media event for seasoned automotive journalists from all over the world: high center a dually pickup truck during a test drive ... on an off-road trail where you are not supposed to take that kind of vehicle.
Tue Sep 2, 2014 07:17 AM CDT In a little publicized document published in late June, the FAA posited that using an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) for commercial agricultural purposes is outside of hobbyist activity and may be regulated in the future.
Despite much public condemnation of genetic modification of food crops, a panel of scientists is offering a more positive view of the safety of genetic engineering. (DTN file photo)
GE Critics Range as SkepticsGroups Offer Scientific Panel a Range of Suggestions to Study Biotech Foods9/18 4:41PM An ad-hoc committee of 18 scientists is tasked by the National Research Council with examining the science and ramifications of biotech crops by looking at the history of genetic engineering and the potential the crops and biotech foods hold for the future. Speakers offered the committee a range of views from university professors and non-governmental experts who have battled over biotech crops for decades.
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:11 AM CDT The National Research Council has put together an ad-hoc committee to study the food safety, environmental, social, economic and regulatory aspects of genetically-engineered crops over the past 20 years and offer recommendations on how policymakers should handle biotech crops moving into the future.
Thu Aug 28, 2014 01:50 PM CDT Dairy producers will be able to sign up for the new federal Dairy Margin Protection Program beginning Tuesday.
Rate hikes in small group health plans--combined with hefty subsidies for those who quality at health care exchanges--encourage small businesses to drop their employer health insurance coverage, CPA Andy Biebl says. (Photo by Eric Norris, CC BY 2.0)
Ask the Taxman by Andy BieblShould I Cut My Employee Health Coverage?9/22 10:46AM CPA Andy Biebl helps readers wrestle with reality of health insurance costs, congressional inaction on depreciation and how to handle an equipment trade for tax purposes.
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:50 AM CDT At the sixth annual Ag Innovation Showcase in St. Louis this week, start-ups in search of investors presented their new ideas for agricultural products ranging from precision agriculture to biologicals and new oilseed crops.
Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:53 AM CDT A new Government Accountability Office report said the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers did all it could to manage snow melt and heavy rain in the 2011 flood of the Missouri River basin.
Thu Sep 18, 2014 08:38 AM CDT Corn and soybean harvest is drawing near in many parts of the U.S., but in Madison, Fla., where View From the Cab producer Jamie Harris farms with his family, it's time to plant one last crop of 2014: broccoli. Meanwhile, while they wait for their crops to reach maturity, Karen Johnson and her husband Bill of Avoca, Iowa, have been busy working cattle.
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