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5 Agriculture stories to read, Oct. 31, 2014

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Execute in the soybean market; reduce additional risk on the rally

As a producer I continue to believe "best-of-practice" is to reduce additional risk on the rally. I now have 100% of our 2014 production priced and will be exclusively looking for ways to improve my basis levels or re-own existing sales in the weeks ahead.

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Cornstalk nitrate test reveals nitrogen application accuracy

How many farmers feel that nitrogen application rates are a guessing game, since you don’t know the season’s rainfall forecast? Cornstalk nitrate testing tells you whether you applied enough nitrogen this year, based on cornstalk samples’ nitrate levels at black layer stage.

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Conservation Tillage Conference is in December

This conference emphasizes proven farmer experience and applied science in conservation tillage. Learn how heavier, colder soils aren’t necessarily the challenge they’re made out to be. And, what have long-time no-tillers and reduced-tillage farmers learned that could spare you the same lessons?

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More farmland in Africa?

Corn and soybean farmers will face more price pressure once 247,100 square miles of productive African land enters production, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

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Price increases could impact crop insurance payments for 2014

Even with projected record U.S. production of both corn and soybeans in 2014, the market prices of both crops have risen during the month of October. While the recent improvement in grain prices is generally good news to crop producers, it could be costly to farm operators that will likely qualify for 2014 crop insurance indemnity payments.

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Will corn prices increase as freezing temps approach?

Corn pulled higher by soymeal spot demand/logistics as freezing temps are forecast to show up this weekend.

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Tips for farmer-lender meetings, communication

Recently, a farmer asked a panel I was a member of, “How often should farmers and lenders communicate during the year, particularly during the planning season?” The panel recommended having a meeting during planning season followed by a quarterly or semi-annual assessment, along with a year-end evaluation, which is imperative to determine financial success.

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Align COOL to WTO standards

It is time to work with the USDA and other key stakeholders on how we can align COOL to WTO standards, while keeping the integrity of the law and its purpose in place. It only makes economic sense to favor our own domestic products that are of a higher standard and support American farmers and ranchers.

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Weed resistance statistics

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Corn price rallies are welcome

Corn futures have reversed a three-month downward swing to make about a 40¢ per bushel climb since the first of the month. And soybeans can take much of the credit for it, says Craig Turner, analyst for Daniels Trading.

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Analyze your weeds

September soybean fields in Nebraska, Iowa and Minnesota displayed large numbers of escaped waterhemp. Perhaps this was the case in other states, too. While your combine journey across all your acres is fresh in your mind (and your partners’ minds), take time to evaluate your weed control program to enhance future effectiveness.

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5 Agriculture stories to read, Oct. 24, 2014

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Think Different: Harvest ponderings

All that harvest windshield time you are logging is also valuable think time — especially given how commodity price changes have impacted your business plan. In this issue, we provide some nuggets to ponder while those long harvest hours grind away, safely we all hope.

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Which weeds should you kill in the fall?

Herbicides applied in the fall often can provide improved control of many winter annual weeds, including marestail, compared with similar applications made in the spring, says Aaron Hager, a University of Illinois weed scientist.

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Net Irrigate Unveils WireRat® 4.0 Technology at Farm Progress Show

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (August 7, 2014) – Net Irrigate, a manufacturer of Wireless Agricultural Irrigation Monitoring (WAIM) technology, is excited to announce WireRat® 4.0, an update to its WireRat technology that offers pivot owners new benefits like the ability to self-test the system and increased battery performance.

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Check your tillage costs

Every decision carries a specific dollar cost on this Ohio farm.

How often have you wondered whether a new practice or piece of equipment will pay? Kenton, Ohio, farmer Brian Watkins built a computer farming simulation model to calculate the cost of such options. “It tells me how much time a piece of equipment will take to operate and repair, how much fuel will cost and how it will affect other things we do,” he says.

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4 considerations for corn residue management, fall tillage

Every growing season is different. Moisture and residue levels, subsequent crop and expected weather patterns all create confusion as to which type of tillage is best for each field. When thinking about which tillage tool to use for corn residue management this fall, consider these factors: Soil type, crop rotation, soil moisture and slope.

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Financial measure of efficiency for farm businesses

In many of my speeches I emphasize that better is better before bigger is better; that is, get efficient before you embark on growth. What is a good financial measure of efficiency for farm businesses? One of my favorites is the operating expense to revenue ratio.

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Corn, soybean harvest progressing nicely; yields vary

The fall harvest season started a bit later than normal in 2014, but has been progressing at a fairly nice pace in recent weeks across the region. In the areas that did not receive a killing frost in September, most crops were allowed to reach full maturity, which will likely add some yield and the quality of the corn and soybeans. Areas affected by the early frost, have reported reduced soybean yields, as well as some quality issues with the corn.

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