Life goes on after devastation

The Pella tornado hit Vermeer hard, industry and company response shows the nature of farm country

Farm Progress America, Sept. 25, 2018

Max Armstrong looks at the investment in ag research in the U.S., which is falling

Before the fire: Improving burn management with drones

The goal is to increase the effectiveness of the Kansas Flint Hills Smoke Management Plan.

Planting cover crops for forage? Answer these 5 questions first

Not all farms are fit for planting cover crops for forage.

Don’t ignore corn diseases

Corn Illustrated: Watch for various diseases this fall and know potential threats to yield and grain quality.

Autonomous tractor-grain cart system in fields now

A driverless tractor pulling a grain cart is being tested in fields this fall. Check out a video of this tech in action.

Genetics behind white cob hybrids

Corn Watch: It takes a plant breeder to explain why a white cob hybrid will always have white cobs.

Corn growers call on Congress to pass farm bill

Farm bill expires Sept. 30, 2018.

Trade war will have long-term consequences for soybean growers

American Soybean Association implores administration to finalize NAFTA and reconsider joining TPP.

Farm Aid celebrates family farmers

Event kicks off with conversation about the current farm crisis.

Farm Progress America, Sept. 24, 2018

Max Armstrong takes a look at Farm Aid and what the group offers

Ramping up irrigation tech

Valley releases a range of updates and tech for next season.

Survey: Defoliating insects on rise in Illinois fields

A top pest from 2017, the Japanese beetle, returns in even greater numbers during the 2018 growing year.

High test weight doesn’t guarantee high yield

Breeder’s Journal: Here is information that can help you make sense of test weight numbers for corn.

Next generation needs flexibility

Profit Planners: What happens when a young partner wants to transition to another opportunity?

Study examines ag retailer challenges with cover crops

Products and services account for less than 5% of total revenue.

Shelled almonds and fresh sweet cherries added to trade aid program

Producers may begin signing up Sept. 24, 2018, also timeline extended for hog producers.

This Week in Agribusiness – Sept. 22, 2018

Max Armstrong and Steve Bridge offer an update on Hurricane Florence and its impact, share new ag tech and offer a look at the challenge of rural broadband

7 ag stories you might have missed this week - Sept. 21, 2018

NAFTA talks continue, Hurricane Florence wreaks havoc in Carolinas and Trump imposes more tariffs.

Farm Progress America, Sept. 21, 2018

Max Armstrong offers insight into National Farm Safety Week

Hog virus in China accelerates research at K-State

Scientists at the Biosecurity Research Institute have been studying African swine fever for three years; an outbreak in China raises the alarm.

Orchard growers raise dicamba red flags

Who’s at fault when fruit trees are damaged by dicamba? And with valuable weed control technology at stake, whose crop is more important to protect?

SDS appears in soybeans without treatment

Soybean Watch: Did you diagnose sudden death syndrome in any fields this year?

2019 Can-Am Outlander and Defender put to test in Black Hills

Ride through winding trails and steep terrain of the Black Hills National Forest puts new 2019 Can-Am Outlander and Defender to the test.

Nearly $400 million invested in rural electric service

USDA invests in electric service in 13 states.

CoBank report examines Costco's poultry venture

Costco is slated to open a new chicken complex in eastern Nebraska in September 2019.

All the land between happy and sad

A farmer in crisis isn’t going to call a hotline. So what do you do? Call Ted. He’s talked to more desperate farmers than you can imagine; here’s what he’s learned.

Farm Progress America, Sept. 20, 2018

Max Armstrong shares where farmers often turn in times of trouble

New side-by-side machines roll out

Textron Off-Road launches more new models.

Get planting downforce right, boost yields

This machinery industry person believes proper down pressure is more critical than seed singulation when planting corn.

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