Soil warm enough to plant? Climate app can answer

· July 14, 2017

Want to keep better track of the climate conditions around you? A group from the USDA Agricultural Research Station (ARS) has introduced a web-based application that allows users to access important historical information about the past climate in their area and better plan for the current year. “We wanted to make an application that addresses […]

Missouri issues safeguards for dicamba-tolerant herbicides

· July 13, 2017

If a Missouri grower wants to apply a herbicide to dicamba-tolerant soybeans or cotton, the Missouri Department of Agriculture has now approved a Special Local Need label. Missouri Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn today issued today a Notice of Release from the statewide Stop Sale, Use, or Removal Order on ENGENIA, XTENDIMAX, and FEXAPAN herbicides. […]

Today’s markets: Rains, grains floods and heat domes

· July 13, 2017

This morning we kicked off the day with Export Sales, Initial Jobless Claims, and PPI at 7:30 A.M. followed by the weekly EIA Gas Storage at 9:30 A.M. and the last day of Janet Yellen speaking. Yesterday’s Grain report was lackluster at best where many investors were glum as they were expecting a more bullish […]

Ag PhD Crop Scouting Reports — July 12, 2017

· July 12, 2017

The Ag PhD Crop Scouting Reports are supplied by contributors to Hefty Seed Co., based in Baltic, South Dakota. Find more online at and   ARKSANSAS Augusta, AR Let me just confirm that nutsedge cannot handle two applications of a 1/3 oz of Classic with your Liberty. We have some really bad fields with those heavy patches […]

K-State involved in landmark study of wheat’s wild ancestor

· July 12, 2017

There’s no doubt that a lot went into deciphering all 10 billion letters in the genetic code of a wild ancestor of wheat, but that’s exactly what an international team of researchers has done. The breakthrough work, which was done with the help of Kansas State University, was published in the July 7 issue of Science Magazine. […]

Today’s markets: The whole turning point could be today

· July 12, 2017

In today’s trading session we have a lot to decipher with EIA Energy Stocks at 9:30 A.M., Crop Production USDA Supply Demand at 11:00 A.M., and Dairy Product Sales at 2:00 P.M., Beige Book, Janet Yellen testifying before Congress today, and, of course, weather will play a role even after the release of the Grain […]

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