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12:49PM May 17, 2019

Markets Now: Switch to Shorter-Season Corn, Not Soybeans

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

With poor weather keeping farmers out of fields for so long, they’re facing difficult decisions. And with prevent plant dates for corn sneaking ever closer, some farmers are eyeing soybeans.

17:19PM May 13, 2019

Bayer Jury Awards $2 Billion Damages in Third Roundup Trial

Bloomberg News
Wire Service

Bayer AG was ordered to pay more than $2 billion in damages to a California couple that claimed they got cancer as a result of using the company’s Roundup weedkiller

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10:10AM May 03, 2019

Late Planting: Can You Plant Lower Corn Populations?

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

As planting dates for many producers are pushed into May, the soil is warming and you might wonder if that gives you flexibility in corn planting populations.

07:00AM May 02, 2019

Pigweed Leaves No Room for Error

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

As you peer into corn and soybean fields across the Corn Belt and Mid-South you’re hopefully seeing crop seedlings poke through soil. However, delayed planting could mean weeds, rather than

14:27PM May 01, 2019

Massive Infrastructure Deal Needs Funding and Details

Clinton Griffiths
AgDay Anchor, Executive Producer

Washington leadership agrees to massive infrastructure deal, but details around funding and contents still need to be defined.

11:31AM May 01, 2019

FJ Pulse: 42% of Farmers Can Plant Their Fields in Under 10 Days

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

If, and it’s a big if, weather cooperates farmers can plant corn and soybeans at breakneck speeds, according to a recent Farm Journal Pulse poll.

13:21PM Apr 29, 2019

As Wet Weather Benches Planters, Farmers Eyeball Shorter Maturity Crops

Sonja Begemann
Seeds and Crop Production Editor

USDA’s Crop Progress report last week put farmers in the Midwest and Mid-South in double-digit deficits in certain crops compared to the 5-year average.