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Lower fertilizer prices could trim crop costs this season

Lower fertilizer prices could trim crop costs this season

Fertilizer prices have climbed since hitting recent lows last fall, but prices are still down enough to put a dent in corn production costs compared with a year ago.

February 16, 2017 7:30 am(0)
Fertilizer use accounts for soils, farm’s strengths

Fertilizer use accounts for soils, farm’s strengths

Targeting fertilizer applications to optimize rates can pay off with higher yields and efficient use of inputs.

February 16, 2017 5:40 am Photos

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Family endures difficult first decade of farm enterprise

Family endures difficult first decade of farm enterprise

Editor’s note: With no formal definition for what makes a “family farm,” we feature operations throughout the Midwest that exemplify the term.

February 16, 2017 5:10 am(0)

Large supply keeps prices in fall trading range

The more things change the more they remain the same.

February 15, 2017 10:02 am(0)
Speed overtakes size when talking planters

Speed overtakes size when talking planters

Speed. It’s an integral component in car racing, football, basketball and now in planting.

February 13, 2017 8:52 am Photos

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Corn growers urged to improve soil health

Corn growers urged to improve soil health

Soil quality is a hot topic in crop production circles these days, with farmers digging more vigorously into the dirt beneath their feet to find answers about what kind of shape it’s in.

February 11, 2017 4:00 pm(0)
Economist reviews landowner rent share, crop returns

Economist reviews landowner rent share, crop returns

Editor’s note: The following was written by Dale Lattz, University of Illinois ag economist, for the university’s Farmdoc Daily website.

February 11, 2017 1:00 pm(0)
Georgia farmer shares high-yield tips

Georgia farmer shares high-yield tips

BLOOMINGTON, Ill. — While Midwestern farmers can’t help but be impressed that Georgia farmer Randy Dowdy produces record-breaking yields, the first question they ask when they meet him is still, “But do you make any money?”

February 09, 2017 8:25 am(0)
Ethanol numbers may weaken corn consumption

Ethanol numbers may weaken corn consumption

The current pace of corn consumption indicates corn prices may stay in the same price range for several weeks, according to Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois ag economist.

February 09, 2017 6:00 am(0)
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