More weather setbacks for corn planting
Recent rains may have helped wash away the drought from many areas in the Corn Belt, but April showers continue to stall corn planting across much of the heartland. FULL STORY »
Grain handlers wary of toxin lingering in 2012 U.S. corn harvest
Problems with the toxic residue of a mold that attacked the 2012 drought-hit U.S. corn crop may worsen this summer and autumn as Midwest farmers blend off tainted supplies held in storage, grain experts say. FULL STORY »
2012 drought could mean larger soybean seeds
Soybean growers heading into the 2013 planting season might find that many soybean seeds are larger than normal - a lingering impact from the 2012 drought, says an expert with Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES). FULL STORY »
More corn...more profit?
Economics, dealing with weed and disease pressures, the installation of drainage tile, having a place to apply manure...all are reasons that a producer might vary the number of acres devoted to any single crop enterprise in any single year. FULL STORY »
Feeding corn germ to pigs does not affect growth performance
Inclusion of corn germ in swine diets can reduce diet costs, depending on the local cost of corn germ and other ingredients. Recent research conducted at the University of Illinois indicates that corn germ can be included at up to 30 percent in diets fed to growing pigs. FULL STORY »
Commentary: Take time for agricultural safety awareness
Most common in rural areas, bright orange "Slow Moving Vehicle" triangles on tractors and other farm equipment also are spotted by motorists in suburban and (sometimes) urban areas, especially as spring planting season approaches FULL STORY »
Wet soil or dry: Will ACRE provide any benefits in 2013?
Most Corn Belt farmers not have received an ACRE payment, since the inception of the program in the 2008 Farm Bill. FULL STORY »
Estimating yield potential of soybean by planting date
With the wet weather conditions this spring, many soybean growers are concerned about the late start this year compared to the 2012 spring. FULL STORY »
Optimal timing one key in getting corn planting off to good start
Growers who want to get their corn crop out to a good start this year should make sure they get it planted during the optimal corn-planting time, which in some parts of Ohio typically starts as early this week, an Ohio State University Extension expert says. FULL STORY »
Are 2013 crops in jeopardy of herbicide carryover?
The 2013 planting season is 2-4 weeks behind the early start of 2012, depending on your location in the Corn Belt. FULL STORY »
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