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USDA Weekly Crop Progress

16 Nov 2015
By DTN Staff OMAHA (DTN) -- Ninety-six percent of the nation's corn was harvested as of Nov. 15, according to USDA's latest weekly Crop Progress report. That compares to 93% last week and a 94% five-year average. "Monday's report was neutral for corn," said DTN Analyst Todd Hultman. Winter wheat planting is 94% complete, compared to 92% last week ...

Corn Piles Up in Midwest

16 Nov 2015
By Mary KennedyDTN Cash Grains Analyst In its Nov. 10 Crop Production report, USDA raised its production estimate for U.S. corn, with Minnesota showing one of the larger gains. The state will produce an estimated 1.45 billion bushels of corn this year, 5% higher than the record set in 2012. Average yields are projected at 187 bushels per acre, 31 ...

Why Apply Lime, Gypsum?

16 Nov 2015
By Russ QuinnDTN Staff Reporter OMAHA (DTN) -- Jeff Littrell freely admits he does things a little differently. For one, the Rochester, Minnesota, farmer grows some organic production as well as conventional commercial crops. He's also solved the dilemma of whether to apply lime or gypsum to his fields by saying "yes" to both. "They work very wel...

Landmark Illinois Sale

13 Nov 2015
By Marcia Zarley TaylorDTN Executive Editor HADDONFIELD, N.J. (DTN) -- Farmland values may be off their peaks, but keen interest from Wall Street and other wealthy investors may keep real estate from tanking as deeply as it did in the last crash 30 years ago. Just take the buying spree of Farmland Partners Inc. (NYSE: FPI), one of the nation's fir...

Bean Disease Review

13 Nov 2015
By Emily UnglesbeeDTN Staff Reporter ST. LOUIS (DTN) -- The final soybeans of 2015 are hitting the bins, but your fields may be far from empty. For the second year in a row, soybean diseases thrived in Midwestern fields and they've left their mark -- or rather, their fungus -- behind to keep the party going in 2016. White mold was especially prom...
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