Cuckoo for Cover Crops

Cuckoo for Cover Crops

Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack is sending a clear message to America’s farmers: Don’t farm naked—plant cover crops… LOTS of them. At the recent American Farm Bureau Federation convention in Atlanta, Vilsack unveiled the USDA’s plan to double the number of U.S. corn and...
Suspected Soy Surge

Suspected Soy Surge

Shell your corn, clean that corn head, and park it in the back of the shed. A host of analysts agree you may not need it as much next year. S&P Global Platts is making an early and conservative prediction that three million suspected U.S. corn acres will move to...
Seed in Incognito Mode

Seed in Incognito Mode

Farmers Business Network (FBN) is blowin’ the seed industry’s cover with their recent Seed Relabeling Report. The problem: While FBN stays neutral on relabeling, they say their report provides transparency into a practice typically shrouded in secrecy. The relabeling...
Arm(yworm)ed and Dangerous

Arm(yworm)ed and Dangerous

As if producers were looking to fight yet another challenge this growing season… a battle-tested pest has arrived. Fall armyworm moths hopped on a cold jet stream and rode out of the South, landing in northern states like Michigan, Iowa, and Ohio, and leaving a path...