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Estimated 2019 crop production budgets

LINCOLN — Experts from the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have prepared 78 budgets on 15 crops, predicting price expectations for input costs for 2019. In comparing several corn and wheat budg... Read More

GE corn may help offset effects of climate change

MANHATTAN, Kan. — Count Kansas State University agricultural economist Jesse Tack among those who recognize unique challenges created by the world’s rising demand for food and changing climates across the globe. Tack and Ariel Ortiz-Bobea of C... Read More

Lower Income Continues to Pressure Farm Finances

Farm income and credit conditions continued to deteriorate in the third quarter of 2018, according to a Federal Reserve Bank survey. The Tenth District Survey of Agricultural Credit Conditions shows more than half of bankers reported lower farm in... Read More

Living Soil Film Documents Soil Health Movement

The Soil Health Institute (SHI) today released a 60-minute documentary that captures the history – and significance – of the soil health movement. “Never have I seen, among farmers, such a broad quest for (soil health) knowledge as I’m see... Read More

CHS Foundation Announces $1.5 Million Gift to Support SDSU Precision Agriculture Program

The CHS Foundation, funded by charitable gifts from CHS Inc., announced today a $1.5 million grant to support the South Dakota State University (SDSU) precision agriculture program and construction of the new Raven Precision Agriculture Center on cam... Read More

Environmental Defense Fund, National Corn Growers Association Launch First-of-Its-Kind Partnership

Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) today announced a first-of-its-kind partnership between an environmental organization and commodity crop association. The partnership aims to address one of the most pr... Read More

K-State researchers evaluate effects of dicamba on non-resistant soybeans

Kansas State University researchers are evaluating the impact of non-target injury from dicamba herbicide on non-resistant soybeans: The hope is to help producers lessen or avoid the unintended damage that was seen in some of the state’s fields the... Read More

Anhydrous Leads Fertilizer Prices Higher

Retail fertilizer prices tracked by DTN for the first week of November show the continued trend of higher prices. Anhydrous prices increased 6%, or $29/ton, from last month, with retail prices averaging $517/ton. Prices are 27% higher than las... Read More

Agricultural Production from the High Plains Aquifer Is Worth Over $3 billion per Year

Recent research (Garcia, Fulginiti and Perrin, 2018) has shown that the extra agricultural production from irrigation across the High Plains Aquifer (HPA) was worth about $3.5 billion in 2007, $2 billion of which was produced in Nebraska. The aquifer... Read More

Futures One Crop Progress Report

The nation's row-crop harvest and winter wheat planting progress slowed last week, USDA's National Ag Statistics Service said in its weekly Crop Progress report on Tuesday. The report is normally released on Mondays but was delayed this week due to V... Read More

AEM Releases Latest U.S. Ag Tractor and Combine Sales Report

MILWAUKEE (November 13, 2018) - The Association of Equipment Manufacturers’ (AEM) October U.S. Ag Tractor and Combine Report shows overall sales remained positive year-to-date, although a few categories recorded October declines. U.S. sales of s... Read More