Ag News
September 25th
DuPont Pioneer says its Cry1F trait, Herculex I Bt, no longer protects corn against the western bean cutworm. Michigan State University Entomologist Chris DiFonzo tells Brownfield the Cry1F trait is a corn borer toxin, not a western bean cutworm toxin.  ...
September 23rd
Across the Corn Belt, showers are confined to the upper Great Lakes region. Elsewhere, very warm, dry weather is ideal for developmentally delayed corn and soybeans. On September 17, corn was at least 15 percentage points behind the 5-year state average...
September 22nd
Recovery from Hurricanes Irma and Maria continues across Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, although locally heavy showers, pockets of flash flooding, and widespread power outages are disrupting clean-up efforts. Meanwhile, a cold front continues ...
September 22nd
The 2017 soybean harvest is underway for a farmer south of the Twin Cities. Brent Mohn of Lakeville says the field being combined Friday was planted the 15th of May. “The soybeans we’re in today definitely got hit by some white mold.  They...
September 22nd
At the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, cattle futures closed higher on short covering.  Some support also came from the anticipation of Friday’s placement number, however that did not happen. Wholesale beef prices have stabilized some this week and are also ...