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In their weekly Crop Progress and Conditions Report, USDA pointed out

Corn photos from MI Corn College 2014. © Aimee Cope TAGS: Marketing, Overseas December 18, 2014 In their weekly Crop Progress and Conditions Report, USDA pointed out what farmers already know: crops are behind, and their condition isn’t really improving. According to USDA, 17% of the nation’s corn is in the silking stage. That’s a small…

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Forecasters say more than a foot of rain has fallen in parts of Louisi

TAGS: Marketing, Overseas December 18, 2014 Forecasters say more than a foot of rain has fallen in parts of Louisiana. That has prompted flash flood warnings in Louisiana and Mississippi, as the remnants of Hurricane Barry continue to move north.  Monday’s rainfall was among the heaviest seen so far, after Barry struck Louisiana over the…

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USDA says condition ratings are on the rise for corn and soybeans from

TAGS: Marketing, Overseas December 18, 2014 USDA updating crop progress and crop conditions on Monday. It shows the nation’s corn crop is 58% good to excellent. That’s only 1% better than last week and well below last year’s average of 72%. As for soybeans, 54% of the crop is now rated good to excellent. Again, that’s only a 1% improvement over last week…

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Small seeds of ideas can often be nurtured and grown into something us

Rhonda Brooks, Farm Journal Editor © Lindsey Benne TAGS: Marketing, Overseas December 18, 2014 By Rhonda Brooks Editor, Farm Journal MagazineEditorial Director, Farm Journal Media Small seeds of ideas can often be nurtured and grown into something useful and meaningful. That’s what we have accomplished with our 10th annual Seed Guide — and the first edition…

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The market is communicating through trends, carry and production but i

TAGS: Marketing, Overseas December 18, 2014 Sorting through the market noise can be a challenge and frankly a little confusing which is why Darin Newsom recently told Tyne Morgan on AgDay that farmers need to listen to what the market is saying. Watch the interview to hear why he thinks corn is still bullish. Read original…

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We have been hearing about the promises of biotechnology for decades,

No stranger to dirty boots, John Dillard, an attorney with OFW Law, focuses his practice on agricultural and environmental litigation. © Farm Journal TAGS: Marketing, Overseas December 18, 2014 We have been hearing about the promises of biotechnology for decades, and we have been able to reap some of the rewards in the form of insect-…

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There’s a lot of promise packed in microbials. These tiny organisms, a

There’s a lot of promise packed in microbials. These tiny organisms, also known as biologicals, could hold the key to unlocking yields — and companies are investing more time and money into discovering their potential. © Lindsey Benne TAGS: Marketing, Overseas December 18, 2014 There’s a lot of promise packed in microbials. These tiny organisms, also…

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Safeguard your cover crop by eliminating weeds, chaff and dirt

Safeguard your cover crop by eliminating weeds, chaff and dirt. © Lindsey Benne TAGS: Marketing, Overseas December 18, 2014 By Rhonda Brooks Editor, Farm Journal MagazineEditorial Director, Farm Journal Media You might be scrambling this summer to find sufficient cover-crop seed because of an ongoing tight supply of many key species. In your haste, don’t end…

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For 27 years, Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Baue

How do your hybrids flex? © Farm Journal TAGS: Marketing, Overseas December 18, 2014 For 27 years, Farm Journal Field Agronomists Ken Ferrie and Missy Bauer have studied numerous aspects of planting and seed. Take what they’ve learned to your fields. How Do Your Hybrids Flex? When selecting hybrids and planting population, consider rows around (girth),…

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