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Managing Corn Harvest this Fall with Variable Corn Conditions
10/8/2019

Thanks to the weather we had this year, corn is variable across fields and in some areas we will be harvesting corn at higher moistures than normal. Stalk quality may also be variable by field and amount of stress the plant was under, see the article Stalk Quality Concerns in this weeks CORN Newsletter. This […]

Chinese Purchases of U.S. Soybeans Continue, as Range of Topics in Trade Talks Narrows
10/8/2019

Bloomberg News reported last week that, “Chinese companies bought U.S. soybeans after the Xi Jinping administration issued more waivers from its retaliatory import tariffs, according to people familiar with the situation. “Both state-owned and privately run firms purchased between 12 and 15 cargoes, or as much as 1 million metric tons, said the people, who asked […]

Corn and Soybean Export Sales Lag Last Year
10/8/2019

Export sales this year started slowly, particularly for corn.  Recent sales to China buoyed soybean export sales in September.  Abundant crops around the world, competitive pricing, and trade issues slowed export sales early this marketing year. At 2.050 billion bushels, the current USDA projection for corn exports during the 2019-20 marketing year sits slightly lower […]

New Study Shows Producers Where and How to Grow Cellulosic Biofuel Crops
1/18/2018

A new multi-institution report provides practical agronomic data for five cellulosic feedstocks, which could improve adoption and increase production across the country.

In Sweet Corn, Workhorses Win
1/17/2018

When deciding which sweet corn hybrids to plant, vegetable processors need to consider whether they want their contract growers using a workhorse or a racehorse.

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Forage Hazards Following a Freeze Event
10/21/2019

Freezing temperatures are on their way for most of Nebraska. These freezing temperatures will play a key role in determining what can be grazed or hayed safely for your livestock. With many of Nebraska’s acres in cover crop mixtures due to prevented planting, taking a quick check before grazing or using them is key. These mixes may […]

Management of Glyphosate-Resistant Marestail in Fall
10/21/2019

Abundant rain the last couple of months in much of eastern Nebraska has promoted the relatively early emergence of winter annual weeds, particularly marestail (Figure 1). Marestail, also known as horseweed in the eastern Corn Belt and as Canada fleabane in eastern Canada, is a winter or summer annual weed in Nebraska. Historically, marestail was […]

Federal Reserve: Observations on the Ag Economy- October 2019
10/21/2019

On Wednesday, the Federal Reserve Board released its October 2019 Beige Book update, a summary of commentary on current economic conditions by Federal Reserve District. The report included several observations pertaining to the U.S. agricultural economy. Graph of Fed Districts from, “The Beige Book.” * Sixth District- Atlanta– “Agricultural conditions remained mixed. Reports indicated much of the District was […]

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