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USDA Weekly Crop Progress

23 Nov 2015
By DTN Staff OMAHA (DTN) -- Corn harvest is complete for 2015 and winter wheat planting is nearly done, according to USDA's latest weekly Crop Progress report. Winter wheat planting is 96% complete, compared to 94% last week and a 100% five-year average. Ninety percent of the crop is emerged, compared to 87% last week and a 90% five-year average. "...

Macri Elected President of Argentina

23 Nov 2015
By Alastair StewartDTN South America Correspondent SAO PAULO, Brazil (DTN) -- Argentina elected Mauricio Macri as its new president Sunday, a victory that will likely mark a major change in farm policy and the release of soybean stocks onto the market. On Sunday, the center-right mayor of Buenos Aires won 51.4% of the vote, beating Daniel Scioli, t...

Land Price Tug-Of-War

23 Nov 2015
By Victoria G. MyersProgressive Farmer Senior Editor Landowners may be paying a price for pursuing the golden temptress of commodities. Where the allure of $8-a-bushel corn led to tilled-up pastures and torn-down fences, remorse seems to be setting in. "In our part of the country, a lot of properties that were converted from pasture to row crop ar...

Kansas Water Stress

20 Nov 2015
By Todd NeeleyDTN Staff Reporter MANHATTAN, Kan. (DTN) -- Kansas officials are working to get a handle on the state of the High Plains Aquifer and questions remain about if or how long aquifer levels can be sustained. More data is needed regarding how the aquifer behaves and how efforts by farmers and other water users could affect its future, stat...

Crop Tech Corner

20 Nov 2015
By Emily UnglesbeeDTN Staff Reporter ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- This bi-monthly column condenses the latest news in the field of crop technology, research and products. SKY-HIGH YIELD ESTIMATES Scientists from Stanford University are going all the way to space to estimate crop yields. According to a university media release, a team of researchers has figur...
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