Is El Niño to Thank for the Recent Rains in the Drought-Stricken Plains? May 3, 2023

    🕔May 3, 2023
    Farmers in the Southern Plains are finally starting to see some much-needed moisture hit their fields. While it may be too late to save the winter wheat, it’s a hopeful […]

    2023 Rice Crop Initial Progress Report Apr 25, 2023

    🕔Apr 25, 2023
    RICE COUNTRY, USA – Rice planting along the Gulf Coast of Texas and Louisiana is mostly done, and the crop is rapidly progressing.  In Texas, conventional rice planting is mainly […]

    What to Know Ahead of USDA’s March 31 Prospective Plantings Report Mar 30, 2023

    🕔Mar 30, 2023
    On Friday, March 31, USDA will release its Prospective Plantings and Grain Stocks report. What should you know ahead of the report? Read through our team’s comprehensive coverage. Ahead of […]

    What Can Artificial Intelligence Chatbots Do On the Farm? Mar 28, 2023

    🕔Mar 28, 2023
    To write his weekly commentary for “U.S. Farm Report” this past weekend, John Phipps used ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence chatbot developed by OpenAI. Everything except the first line in the […]

    RMA Changes Earliest Planting Date Coverage to 4/1 for NC Soybeans Dec 12, 2022

    🕔Dec 12, 2022
    Using the optimal soybean planting date is critical to maximize yield for our full season soybeans and planting before mid-May has been identified as a key to maximize yield in […]

    With Soybean Planting Populations, How Low Can You Go? Nov 14, 2022

    🕔Nov 14, 2022
    When farmers ask Matt Duesterhaus whether they can reduce soybean planting populations and still produce high yields, his brief answer is it depends on the specific cards in their hand. […]

    Plan For 2023 With Fall Fieldwork Nov 7, 2022

    🕔Nov 7, 2022
    Take extra steps now to prep for planting The crop management decisions you make this fall will set you up for success or headaches next spring. As you finish harvest […]

    Iowa Field Reports: Significant Planting Progress, Some Areas Remain Saturated May 25, 2022

    🕔May 25, 2022
    Weather conditions were quite favorable this past week allowing Iowa farmers 5.4 days for fieldwork across Iowa allowing for significant planting progress across nearly all of Iowa. With that said, […]

    Tracking Corn and Soybean Prevent Plant in 2022 May 19, 2022

    🕔May 19, 2022
    Crop insurance’s prevent plant provision has the potential to reduce planted acres if weather delays planting until prevent plant’s first decision date.  This potential is especially relevant in 2022 with […]

    Texas Field Reports: Olive Crop Fails for 2nd Straight Season May 18, 2022

    🕔May 18, 2022
    Texas olive producers face another season of setbacks due to weather conditions, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Like in 2021, the 2022 olive fruit crop is expected […]


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