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By~Jeff Prickett TRIAL OVERVIEW • In sustainable farm operations, cover cropping is an effective system to manage soil health, biodiversity, weeds, erosion, water quality, and other pests and diseases. • Managing cover crops requires additional costs, such as: time, labor, modifications of existing operations to accommodate cover crop seeding, and termination of cover crops. • [...]


Market Report Tuesday April 3rd, 2018 May 17 corn closed up 1 ¼ at $3.88 ½ and July 18 closed up 1 ½ at $3.97 ¼. May soybeans closed up 2 ½ at $10.38 and July closed up 3 at $10.49 ¼. May wheat closed up 11 ¼ at $4.57 ½ and July 18 closed [...]


Market Report Monday April 2nd, 2018 May 17 corn closed down ½ at $3.87 ¼ and July 18 closed down ½ at $3.95 ¾. May soybeans closed down 9 ¼ at $10.35 ½ and July closed down 9 ¼ at $10.46 ¼. May wheat closed down 5 at $4.46 ¼ and July 18 closed up [...]


Market Report Thursday March 29th, 2018 May 17 corn closed up 14 ¼ at $3.87 ¾ and July 18 closed up 14 at $3.96 ¼. May soybeans closed up 26 ¾ at $10.44 ¾ and July closed up 26 ¾ at $10.55 ½. May wheat closed up 5 ½ at $4.51 and July 18 closed [...]


Market Report Wednesday March 28th, 2018 May 17 corn closed down ½ at $3.73 ½ and July 18 closed down ¼ at $3.82 ¼. May soybeans closed down 1 ½ at $10.18 and July closed down 1 ½ at $10.28 ¾. May wheat closed down 3 ½ at $4.45 ½ and July 18 closed down [...]


Market Report Monday March 26th, 2018 May 17 corn closed down 3 ¼ at $3.74 and July 18 closed down 3 ¼ at $3.82 ½. May soybeans closed down 2 ¾ at $10.25 ½ and July closed down 2 ¾ at $10.36 ½. May wheat closed down 6 at $4.54 ¼ and July 18 closed [...]


Market Report Friday March 23rd, 2018 May 17 corn closed up 1 ¼ at $3.77 ¼ and July 18 closed up 1 ½ at $3.85 ¾. May soybeans closed down 1 ½ at $10.28 ¼ and July closed down 1 ½ at $10.39 ¼. May wheat closed up 4 ½ at $4.60 ¼ and July [...]


Market Report Thursday March 22nd, 2018 May 17 corn closed up 1 at $3.76 and July 18 closed up 1 ¼ at $3.84 ¼. May soybeans closed unchanged at $10.29 ¾ and July closed up ¼ at $10.40 ¾.  May wheat closed up 2 ¼ at $4.55 ¾ and July 18 closed up 2 ¾ [...]


Market Report Wednesday March 21st, 2018 May 17 corn closed up ½ at $3.75 and July 18 closed up ½ at $3.83. May soybeans closed up 1 ½ at $10.29 ¾ and July closed up 1 ½ at $10.40 ½.  May wheat closed up ½ at $4.53 ½ and July 18 closed up ½ at [...]


By~Brad Miller As Wheat is now starting to emerge from dormancy it is time to check the stand count and check for winter kill. You should have a stand count of 20-24 plants/square foot with 3-5 tillers is optimal. If your Stand count is 10-12 plants/square foot or less then you should consider replanting to [...]