12/11/2013 6:30:00 PM
The process is called primed acclimation, and a University of Florida researcher wants to use it to prepare peanut plants to better weather dry spells.
12/11/2013 6:04:00 PM
Kinze's major announcement is an industry first for planter technology.
12/11/2013 1:05:00 PM
California citrus packers asked to hold fruit 48 hours before packing in order to better survey for freeze damage.
12/11/2013 12:17:00 PM
Farm bill negotiators will leave the farm bill unfinished but extend the current 2008 bill until January next year when leaders say a deal on a new farm bill will be made.
12/11/2013 8:43:00 AM
No explicit exceptions in healthcare reform for agriculture guest workers.
12/11/2013 8:23:00 AM
Tree nut crops like almonds are more likely to provide a better return than vineyards, but that could change as water scarcity drives up costs.
12/11/2013 8:00:00 AM
Tennessee wants to be the No. 1 state in the Southeast in the growth and development of agriculture and forestry.
12/11/2013 6:46:00 AM
Commodity market discussions of late have centered on the possibility of low prices over an extended period of time.
12/11/2013 6:29:00 AM
Sacramento's Farm-to-Fork promises to set the table for better conversations between growers and consumers.
12/11/2013 6:00:00 AM
Almond industry is a shining example of how developing international markets can work to the benefit of producers.
12/10/2013 5:19:00 PM
U.S. retail sales of tractors and combines were higher in November compared to last year at this time, according to a report released today by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers.
Combines saw the biggest jump, up 25.5% over October’s numbers with 644 units sold. Year to date, a total of 9,487 combines have been sold, an increase of 6.8% from a year ago.
The November report showed tractor sales were up by 9.8% year to date, with 183,846 units sold, and up 5.6% for November, with tractors under 40 hp showing the biggest gains.
12/10/2013 4:58:00 PM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently announced a proposal to reduce the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2014 from the previous requirement of 18.15 billion gallons to a revised level of 15.21 billion gallons. The EPA proposal represents a reduction of approximately 16% from the original RFS fuel volume for 2014, which was originally established by the Energy Independence and Security Act (EISA) of 2007. The overall goal of this legislation was to reduce U.S.
12/10/2013 4:45:00 PM
Early in the boom cycle when prosperity was running high with record profits, farmers were making land investments. Later in the cycle, we are observing more equity being used as a down payment for farmland and in some cases lines of credit are being diverted from operating expenses to fund long-term investments.
12/10/2013 4:22:00 PM
Given guarantee levels, farmers who have not purchased at the highest crop insurance coverage levels should consider higher coverage levels due to lower guarantee levels.
12/10/2013 4:10:00 PM
The Conservation Stewardship Program is an important farm bill conservation program that helps established conservation stewards with taking their level of natural resource management to the next level.
12/10/2013 4:04:00 PM
University of Illinois has received reports of corn yields of the outside 8 to 24 rows on the south or west edges of corn fields showing lower or much lower yields than corn farther into the field. Possible causes include application drift or weather.
12/10/2013 2:09:00 PM
Most folks already know where they stand on GM crops and nothing much is going to change either side’s minds.
12/10/2013 2:07:00 PM
There are as many lease terms possible as there are farm situations.
12/10/2013 12:31:00 PM
Temperatures expected to climb
Agricultural commissioners confirm some damage to SJV citrus. Industry is working to keep damaged citrus off the fresh market.
12/10/2013 12:15:00 PM
To expand control strategies, crop protection companies are turning to biologicals. Beneficial bacteria and other organisms can help avoid resistance issues. Formulation technology will be key for companies developing products.
12/10/2013 10:57:00 AM
Field to Market: The Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture is seeing more clearly the need for and value of sustainable crop production.
12/10/2013 9:49:00 AM
Are you adding more soybean acres next year? If you're making those plans, buying the seed and moving forward with these intentions, make sure you are hedging or locking in a good chunk of your estimated production, as well.
12/10/2013 9:30:00 AM
Gorgona's island prison requires toil and isolation; in return, it offers a wine salvation of sorts.
12/10/2013 6:59:00 AM
Retires after 66-year ag career
Don Butler retires after 66-year career in Western agriculture; the last decade as director of the Arizona Department of Agriculture.
12/10/2013 6:36:00 AM
University research suggests that the Asian citrus psyllid can be fatally impacted by freezing temperatures in citrus groves.
12/10/2013 1:35:00 AM
Don Butler, with 66 years experience in Arizona, western, and national agricultural experience, retires as director of the Arizona Department of Agricutlure.
12/9/2013 3:20:07 PM
The Nutrient Master Class was held in November and farmer attendees had the oportunity to learn about fertility needs of modern hybrids, strategies for smarter applications, tissue and soil sampling, as well as a fertilizer roadmap.
Held on Nov. 19 and 21, the class featured speakers Tom McGraw and Fred Below. Both spoke to their groups about growing 300-bushel corn, and offered tips and secrets on how to get there.
12/9/2013 2:55:00 PM
Tom McGraw, founder, Midwest Independent Soil Samplers, recently spoke to farmers attending the Nutrient Master Class about how to grow 300-bushel corn. He touched on crop nutrition and seed options, as well as using data to reach the 300-bushel goal.
12/9/2013 2:53:00 PM
Kentucky Farm Bureau doesn't want Kentucky to change the formula for distributing funds for rural road construction and maintenance, which current law calls for 22.2 percent of state's gas tax to be allocated for rural roads under a complex distribution formula.
12/9/2013 2:41:00 PM
Crop yields in the South are shattering records left and right, and the possibilities seem limitless.