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Estimating soybean yield potential

Many producers like to estimate the yield potential of their soybeans well before reaching the end of the season. In contrast with corn, soybeans can easily compensate for abiotic (e.g., temperature, ... Read More

China buys U.S. soybeans after declaring ban on American farm goods

CHICAGO, Aug 22 (Reuters) - China snapped up a small volume of U.S. soybeans last week after pledging to halt purchases of American farm products due to the escalating trade war between Washington and Beijing, U.S. Department of Agriculture data show... Read More

Nebraska Corn Board provides incentive program to fuel retailers to increase ethanol offerings

LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Corn Board (NCB) is now accepting applications to participate in its Blender Pump Grant Program. Through this program, fuel retailers have an opportunity to receive up to $50,000 to help with the installation of blende... Read More

Maximize next year's yields by controlling volunteer wheat now

Hidden in the stubble of 2019's wheat harvest, wheat curl mites are moving to find sprouting volunteer wheat seedlings to inhabit and continue the life cycle of wheat streak mosaic virus. The wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV) instigated by these mites... Read More

Biodiesel on the Ropes after EPA Punches, But Support Leaves Soy Hopeful

Soybean industry appreciates USDA & Congress backing RFS Washington, D.C. August 22, 2019. It’s a federal program designed to increase markets for American farmers, decrease U.S. dependency on foreign oil, and curb the carbon footprint ... Read More

China Soybean Sales Uncertain Annual Global Soybean Conference Aims to Find More Markets

CHICAGO (DTN) -- Even though a Chinese trade delegation is visiting Chicago for the annual U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange meeting in Chicago, there remains uncertainty on how much soy will be traded between the U.S. and China this year. Jim Sutter, ... Read More

Huskers give back to Nebraska through flood work

Lincoln, Neb. — It’s been months since record-setting floods swept into Nebraska communities and recovery efforts continue to show progress. This summer, through a University of Nebraska serviceship program, several Huskers helped play a role... Read More

USDA Pulls Employees from Crop Tour Following Threat

Farmer angst spread to Pro Farmer’s Midwest Crop Tour Wednesday. The Department of Agriculture pulled all personnel from the tour after an angry farmer allegedly threatened a USDA employee over the phone. Pro Farmer says the threat reported on t... Read More

Del Monte Foods closing Minnesota plant, cutting 360 jobs

Del Monte Foods Inc. announced plans to cut 363 jobs from its plant in Sleepy Eye, Minn., according to documents filed with Minnesota's Department of Employment and Economic Development. In all, 69 full-time and 294 seasonal workers will be let go a... Read More

Mexico, US Agree on Tomato Duties

MEXICO CITY (Dow Jones) -- Mexican tomato growers reached a last-minute deal with the U.S. Commerce Department that will suspend an antidumping investigation and remove duties on U.S. imports of Mexican tomatoes in exchange for Mexico raising prices ... Read More

Delsing and Knobel elected chair and vice chair of Nebraska Wheat Board

Bob Delsing of Hemingford and Mark Knobel of Fairbury were elected chair and vice chair respectively of the Nebraska Wheat Board (NWB) during the board’s most recent meeting. Both will serve in that capacity for a period of one year. Delsing is ... Read More