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15:24PM Apr 27, 2020

Friendly Weather Leads to Spike in Planting Progress

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

USDA’s April 27 Crop Progress Report shows corn made huge jumps week-over-week and is pacing ahead of the five-year average. Soybeans made a smaller jump and are also well above

12:13PM Apr 27, 2020

Ken Ferrie: What to Watch in Planted Fields

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

Last week’s planting conditions were overwhelmingly good in many regions, but this past weekend’s cold snap and rain this week could bring new challenges.

SIEKER FAMILY Mary Marsh photo credit
08:38AM Apr 27, 2020

Farmer Bootstraps Business, Takes Family Back to Roots

Chris Bennett
Technology and Issues Editor

How to go back to the family farm and find a source of substantial secondary income? Brian Sieker bootstrapped a specialized ag business with $1,000, and flipped the script on

11:53AM Apr 24, 2020

Does Weekend Weather Support Planting?

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

While parts of the country continue to struggle with drought conditions, farmers in corn- and soybean-growing states are hoping for a reprieve from rainfall.

11:10AM Apr 24, 2020

As Oil Trades Below $0, Will Corn or Ethanol be Next?

While oil proved it's possible commodities can trade blow $0, it may not be probable. Analysts say the driving factor is demand.

09:48AM Apr 24, 2020

Diseases to Track in 2020

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

Planting is just the first step in the battle for high yields. As soon as seeds hit the ground, they’re under attack from various predators – namely fungus and disease.

09:12AM Apr 23, 2020

How to Use ATVs to Increase Scouting and Soil Sampling Efficiency

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

Use soil sampling and scouting to know what deficiencies could afflict plants, what weeds or diseases are present and what additional yield-limiting factors plague your fields.