Industry News

06/23/2022



If your field is beginning to look more like a pineapple crop than a cornfield, you're witnessing some clever corn biology at work.

That means corn plants are starting to implement their emergency water-savings playbook, said Matt Montgomery, agronomist with Pioneer.

06/22/2022



WACO, Neb. (DTN) -- Under blue skies and rising heat and humidity June 16, Jeff Obermier, along with his son Brayden and their neighbors and friends, worked to get grain out of big bins now mostly topless and crumpled like tin cans. Next to trees with some of their tops sheared off and a shredded, twisted corn crop in the field, a line of semis waited to move the corn out.

"We're blessed with great neighbors and great friends that came over to help us out," Obermier said.

06/20/2022



KANSAS CITY, Mo. (DTN) -- As President Joe Biden was signing the Ocean Shipping Reform Act into law Thursday, a group of executives from across the agricultural spectrum spoke about the various bottleneck and stress points in the supply chain that continue to plague the sector from the farm to the ocean carrier.

02/16/2022



ARLINGTON, Va. (DTN) -- After reporting more cases of H5N1 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) on Monday, USDA's administrator for the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) warned state agricultural directors there is a high risk that bird flu will continue to spread and a need to stress tight biosecurity measures to poultry producers.

02/16/2022



Deere will have more than 10 but less than 50 of its newly launched autonomous 8R tractors out working the 2022 crop year.

Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas early last month, late model 8R 410 tractors, with the autonomous retrofit, are paired in Deere's initial offering with a TruSet-enabled chisel plow, GPS guidance system and other new, advanced technologies.

02/15/2022



OMAHA (DTN) -- Livestock producers considering irrigated pastures have several different options available to them to grow more grass. Different species, from cool- to warm-season to annuals to perennials, can be selected.

Much like dryland pastures, proper fertilization and grazing management practices can extend the grazing season. Nutrient efficiency, utilizing rotational grazing as well as not overgrazing are important practices when establishing irrigated pastures.

02/15/2022



OMAHA (DTN) -- Carbon pipeline companies looking to take carbon emissions from ethanol plants and pipe liquid carbon through multiple states are starting to face more organized landowner resistance.

An Iowa state senator's bill would take away the companies' ability to use eminent domain. The bill introduced by state Sen. Jeff Taylor, a Republican from northwest Iowa, would limit the use of eminent domain to public utilities and double the annual fee paid to the state for pipelines carrying hazardous liquids.

02/15/2022



DECATUR, Ill. (DTN) -- Consider soybean cyst nematode (SCN) if you are thinking of planting back-to-back soybeans this spring. The pest already gained momentum in growing areas that experienced warm, dry conditions in 2021, and consecutive soybean crops are known to favor SCN reproduction.

02/15/2022



OMAHA (DTN) -- Carbon pipeline companies looking to take carbon emissions from ethanol plants and pipe liquid carbon through multiple states are starting to face more organized landowner resistance.

An Iowa state senator's bill would take away the companies' ability to use eminent domain. The bill introduced by state Sen. Jeff Taylor, a Republican from northwest Iowa, would limit the use of eminent domain to public utilities and double the annual fee paid to the state for pipelines carrying hazardous liquids.

02/14/2022



PEORIA, Ill. (DTN) -- Farmers are urged to consider nitrogen-use efficiency, revenue potential and the environment when making nitrogen application decisions for the 2022 corn crop.

Tips to get the most out of every nitrogen dollar include applying only what's necessary and protecting what is applied.