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The Science Behind Shattered Soybeans

Most people recall the heat of the 2012 drought. Jessie Alt remembers the sound. "In 2012, when soybeans were shattering due to dry conditions, the pod can really burst open and the seed can literal... Read More

From soybean crop to pork chop, pig farming sustains demand for oilseed

With Iowa’s soybean harvest expected to total nearly 600 million bushels, the partnership between soy and pork takes on added importance as production booms and trade disputes linger. “Iowa soybean farmers depend on domestic and global demand fo... Read More

Mexican Buying Team Visits Local White Corn Operations To Learn How To Buy

Washington, D.C. – White corn grain buyers from Mexico are in the United States to see U.S. grain production and the U.S. export system for themselves – from harvest to shipping – in Illinois, Nebraska, Missouri, Kentucky and Minnesota. The te... Read More

Feed Grain Buyers, Suppliers Head to Minneapolis Next Week for Export Exchange 2018

A cadre of international buyers and end-users of coarse grains and co-products from more than 35 countries are scheduled to arrive in Minneapolis next week for Export Exchange 2018, ready to meet with U.S. suppliers and service providers across the v... Read More

K-State Wheat Breeding Program provides benefits to farmers

The Wheat Breeding program at Kansas State University is about more than just developing new wheat varieties for Kansas. While the release of superior varieties is an end goal of the program, many other aspects benefit Kansas farmers. Many of the whe... Read More

NDSU Offers Advice on Drying Soybeans

A challenging soybean harvest is creating many questions related to storage and drying, according to Ken Hellevang, agricultural engineer with the North Dakota State University Extension Service. Soybeans at 11% moisture have storage charact... Read More

Stalk and Grain Quality Likely to Decline During Wet Weather

Stalk and ear rot diseases continue to become more evident in many cornfields across Nebraska where prolonged periods of wet weather have delayed corn harvest. Producers should monitor for diseases in their fields and make decisions about which field... Read More

(Video) Friday's in the Field - Oct. 12, 2018

Chad Moyer is in a combine with this week's Friday's in the Field.  The combine isn't moving and farmers are growing frustrated with mother nature. Video: ...... Read More

Kochia Resistant to Dicamba and Fluroxypyr Found in Kansas

ROCKVILLE, Md. (DTN) -- The tumbling tumbleweed just got a little bit harder to control. Weed scientists at Kansas State University have confirmed populations of kochia in western Kansas that show cross resistance to both dicamba and fluroxypyr (Sta... Read More

At 120 MMT Sold, U.S. Exports Of Feed Grains In All Forms Set Another New Record In 2017/2018

The final 2017/2018 marketing year’s numbers are out - and for the second year in a row, the United States has set a new record for exports of feed grains and co-products, led by higher corn and ethanol shipments. Overall, the United States expo... Read More

USDA NASS Nebraska Crop Production News Release

Based on October 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2018 corn production is forecast at 1.80 billion bushels, up 7 percent from last year's production, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service. Area to be harvested for grain, at 9.25 m... Read More