General Mills to consider non-gmo proposal

General Mills will hold their annual shareholders meeting in Minneapolis on Tuesday.  One of the proposals expected to come to the floor calls for the board of directors to “adopt a policy of removing genetically engineered crops, organisms or ingredients from products sold or manufactured by the company.”  The proposal calls for the board to… Read more »

Ohio crop conditions decline slightly

According to the latest weekly crop and weather report, crop conditions in Ohio declined slightly over the last week.   As of Sunday, 76 percent of corn and 71 percent of soybeans are reported in good to excellent condition. Eighty-six percent of the corn crop has dented, 27 percent is mature with 2 percent of… Read more »

Indiana corn harvest 5 percent complete

Some parts of the state received a much needed break in precipitation this week, however several fields remained too saturated to harvest. Both corn and soybeans remain in in good shape as over 70 percent are in good to excellent condition.  Overall, 89 percent of the state’s corn crop is dented, 49 percent mature, and… Read more »

Concerns about propane supply

With fall and winter approaching there is concern about the propane supply for drying what could be a very wet corn harvest.  Cinch Munson, director of agriculture business development for the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC) says the propane industry continues to produce more propane every year. And, he says, it’s enough to meet… Read more »

Updated Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide available

The latest information in planting cover crops is now available.  Purdue University released its second edition of the Midwest Cover Crops Field Guide today.  Eileen Kladivko, Purdue professor of agronomy says the updated field guide will provide information to help farmers better choose appropriate cover crops for their farms and better manage the cover crops… Read more »

A good looking corn crop

Harvest is just underway for Swayzee, Ind. farmer Doug Morrow.  He says so far – his corn is doing better than he expected.  “We started on corn,” he says. “It’s coming out of the field at 28 percent.  I believe it is going to be a good crop and what we’ve taken out so far… Read more »

Added value for Indiana soybean farmers

After losing market share, the soybean oil industry has been actively working to make its way back into the kitchen.  DuPont Pioneer executive vice president Jim Borel says Plenish high-oleic soybean oil can hopefully change that and provide farmers with added benefit. “It’s a zero trans-fat product that’s stable in the fryer – it has… Read more »

Richardson wins Woman in Agriculture Rising Star award

There’s no question Ashlyn Richardson loves the Missouri State Fair. Richardson of Lincoln, Mo. was awarded the 2014 Missouri State Fair Woman in Agriculture Rising Star award, sponsored by Monsanto. Winners are selected based on their outstanding achievements, leadership in agriculture, a commitment to advance agriculture and their extensive Missouri State Fair participation. She is… Read more »

Bartholomew wins Woman in Agriculture award

Tammy Bartholomew of Archie, Mo. was awarded the 2014 Missouri State Fair Woman in Agriculture award, sponsored by Monsanto. Winners are selected based on their outstanding achievements, leadership in agriculture, a commitment to advance agriculture and their extensive Missouri State Fair participation. “I’m very proud to represent the Missouri State Fair and it’s been a… Read more »

Lessons to be learned in managing weeds

There are lessons to be learned from the southern states’ battle with weed resistance.  Dr. Ford Baldwin, partner of Arkansas based Practical Weed Consultants says farmers in the Corn Belt need to implement a diverse weed management program. “One of the things that killed us in Arkansas, is once we got to the point that… Read more »