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BASF Helping Fight Corn Leaf Blight

Northern corn leaf blight (NCLB) has been reported in numerous fields across the U.S. Corn Belt. If the disease isn’t controlled, it will continue to spread and decrease corn crop yields.the pathogen that causes this disease is spread by wind and rain, the disease could be more widespread. Show More Summary

Changes in agriculture increase high river flow rates

Researchers have examined how changes in rainfall amounts and an increase in the amount of acreage used to grow such crops as corn and soybeans can affect the volume of river water flow in the U.S. Midwest.

7 Plants That May Save the World

Perennial Wheat Grains are the staple food of humanity: the vast majority of people on the planet eat either rice, wheat, or corn on a daily basis, and those are all annual crops. The issue with annuals, which complete their life cycle in a few months and

Ag Economy; Biotech; Policy Issues; and, CFTC- Tuesday

Agricultural Economy Bloomberg writer Megan Durisin reported today that, “The U.S. soybean crop is in the best shape for this time of year since 1994, while corn ratings are the highest in a decade as mild Midwest temperatures helped boost the outlook for yields. “Seventy-three percent of the U.S. soybean crop was rated in good or […]

Crop Progress: Temperatures Rise As Pollination Gets Into Full Swing

By T. Marc Schober: Warmer weather is forecasted for this week, with highs to be above average throughout the Corn Belt after last week's below-average temperatures. That is conducive to corn pollination. The heavy rain seen in the northern corn belt has left may concerned about nitrogen leaching in the area. Show More Summary

Genetically Modified Organisms

GMO's - Not for my family I recently found out that 80% of the food in my house had been genetically modified. GM crops grown in Canada are Corn, Soybean, Canola and Sugar beet. Read your food labels and you will see they are in just about everything. Show More Summary

The Drive Back

Mental notes about this morning's meetings as I drive alongside farms. The corn is high. Can't see any cotton. That was picked earlier along with the onion crops. The smell from the dairy farm isn't as ripe as it was earlier. A turkey vulture wheels in the sky. Show More Summary

Ag Economy; Regulations; Farm Bill; and, Political Notes- Tuesday

Agricultural Economy Anthony Greder and Emily Unglesbee reported yesterday at DTN (link requires subscription) that, “Corn and soybean development was slightly ahead of the five-year averages for both crops, and the condition of the nation’s corn crop improved slightly in the week ended July 13, according to USDA’s latest Crop Progress Report. “Corn was 34% […]

Crop Progress: Forecasts Show Excellent Weather For Pollination

By T. Marc Schober: Temperatures are expected to cool down this week across much of the Corn Belt. Below average temperatures and high humidity will help the corn crop as it enters the pollination stage. The World Agriculture SupplyShow More Summary

ERS: Coverage of Federal crop insurance programs is expanding

Producers of corn, soybeans, and wheat—the three largest crops produced in the United States—are the largest consumers of Federal crop insurance, although producers of other crops are a growing share of program enrollment. In 1997, corn, soybeans, and wheat crops accounted for 80 percent of all acres enrolled in the program; including cotton and sorghum […]

Ag Economy; Farm Bill; Regulations; and, Immigration- Friday

Agricultural Economy Gregory Meyer reported yesterday at The Financial Times Online that, “The prospect of a colossal 1bn-tonne global corn crop has sent the price of the grain below $4 per bushel for the first time in almost four years. “Reports of near-perfect conditions in the US corn belt and favourable weather from Ukraine to China […]

Bioartefactos. Between transgenic crops and ancestral biodiversity

The works exhibited include a robot that 3d prints then plants seeds made of a biopolymer created from corn (PLA), an installation that monitors and visualizes the breathing of corn and a series of corn plants connected with electrodes to record the interaction between plants and humans

Summer corn to bring promotable volume

As Georgia finishes its sweet corn crop, grower-shippers report volume throughout the country should be high, but late-July could bring tighter supplies because of tardy harvest starts.

Winning Seasons with BASF Headline AMP

Growers across the country have experienced the many ways BASF Headline AMP® fungicide has a positive impact on their corn crops during the season. In addition to managing disease pressures throughout corn fields, proactive use of Headline...Show More Summary

Crop Progress: Milder Weather Leaves Conditions Unchanged

By T. Marc Schober: The condition of this year's corn crop is drastically different across the Corn Belt. Pockets of central Illinois, eastern Iowa and Indiana have reported corn beginning to tassel, while farmers in the western Corn Belt continue to deal with wet and flooded fields. Show More Summary

Record Yields, Acres And Rainfall

By T. Marc Schober: May concluded an excellent planting season for many farmers across the Corn Belt, but consistently wet conditions have raised concern about a majority of the U.S. corn and soybean crops. Weekly rainfall totals surpassed 17 inches in some areas of northwest Iowa in June, causing significant flooding. Show More Summary

Crop Progress: Conditions Improve Despite Continued Severe Weather

By T. Marc Schober: Hail, rain, strong winds, and tornadoes continue to be a weekly threat as much of the Corn Belt continues to deal with severe weather. The majority of Iowa and Nebraska received two to four inches of rain last week. Show More Summary

Study on GMO corn and tumors reignites controversy

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Study retracted last year is republished in another journal, adding to confusion and controversy over safety of genetically modified crops

Climate Change to Cost U.S. Billions

Annual property losses from hurricanes and other coastal storms of $35 billion; a decline in crop yields of 14 percent, costing corn and wheat farmers tens of billions of dollars; heat wave-driven demand for electricity costing utility customers up to $12 billion per year. Show More Summary

Crop Progress Report: Severe Weather Does Little To Impact Crop Conditions

By T. Marc Schober: Areas of northern Iowa, southern Minnesota, and southern Wisconsin saw anywhere from four to twelve inches of rain over the past week resulting in flooded fields that have left a number of corn and soybean acres underwater. Show More Summary

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