• View From the Cab

    Tue. May 03, 2016 12:33 PM

    Rain this past week stalled corn planting at Chase Brown's farm near Decatur, Illinois, but the moisture was beneficial for his alfalfa crop. Rain also slowed fieldwork for Jim Hoover at his farm near Newport, Pennsylvania.
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  • EPA: Glyphosate Likely Not Carcinogenic

    Tue. May 03, 2016 10:46 AM

    Though the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is not expected to finish its assessment of glyphosate's potential links to cancer until later this year, an October 2015 EPA study mistakenly posted to the agency's website Monday concludes the active ingredient in Monsanto's Roundup is not carcinogenic to humans.
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  • The Attraction of More - 1

    Tue. May 03, 2016 7:58 AM

    U.S. beef-herd expansion may end as early as 2017, as profit margins tighten.
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  • Seeking Answers on ARC Yields

    Tue. May 03, 2016 7:14 AM

    Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, is the latest person to raise questions about how USDA's Farm Service Agency calculates county yields. Farmers in town-hall meetings have told Grassley and others about wide ranges in government payments from county-to-county.
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  • USDA Weekly Crop Progress

    Tue. May 03, 2016 7:03 AM

    Monday's weekly Crop Progress report was bearish for corn, spring wheat and winter wheat and neutral for soybeans, according to DTN Analyst Todd Hultman.
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  • 2016 HRW Wheat Tour Preview

    Mon. May 02, 2016 7:44 AM

    Scouts on this year's hard red winter wheat tour across Kansas are likely to find muddy fields containing wheat that is more mature than normal.
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  • Crop Tech Corner

    Fri. Apr 29, 2016 2:05 PM

    In this week's Crop Tech Corner, researchers hope a new technique to rapidly produce Bt proteins can help scientists overcome the problem of Bt-resistant insects.
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  • Micronutrients On A Diet

    Fri. Apr 29, 2016 11:34 AM

    Micronutrients may come in tiny amounts, but can take a bite out of yields if they go lacking.
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  • Farmer Battles Over Covers

    Fri. Apr 29, 2016 10:01 AM

    A northeast Iowa farmer wants to interseed a cover-crop mix into his corn crop, but his insurer warned him against the practice. After the farmer got the Risk Management Agency involved, the insurer told him that he would face a quality-control audit this growing season.
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