NEWS
View From the Cab Farmers Needed
Cheri Zagurski DTN Managing Editor
Wed Apr 2, 2014 11:56 AM CDT

Boots on the ground and eyes on the fields. That's what we need this time of year to estimate how close we are to starting the 2014 planting season. Planters have been running in the southern U.S., but not much is happening north of those warmer climes.

Here are some emails I've received this week from DTN readers.


Pete Bardole, Jefferson, Iowa

We checked on Monday and we still have frost in the ground; it is thawed down to 18 inches but still frozen below that. We are hoping for some rain this week and that should take it out. ...

Quick View
  • Is Your Burndown Working? A cool, wet spring and the spread of herbicide-resistant weeds mean farmers should take the extra...
  • Gains on Covers It took Jerry Doan several years and a lot of trials, but the North Dakota beef producer has lear...
  • Side-by-Sides and Cool Helmets Side-by-side manufactures continue to roll out new machines and machine updates. Here are two more.
  • Stress Test for Borrowers Farm finances rate an "A" now, but economists debate if that's good enough to handle a major corr...
  • Senators Question EPA A group of U.S. senators Wednesday told President Barack Obama that his administration has not fo...
  • Climate Work Ahead at USDA Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack spoke about GOP complaints regarding the Obama administration's work wit...
  • Full-Circle Farming Bill Couser sees farming as a full circle. If it comes off the farm, it can go back into the farm.
  • Making the Grade What if corn isn't cheap the next five years? Fickle price projections can sway farm bill choices.
  • Ask the Vet What's my best bet for fly control?
Related News Stories
(none currently available)