|Brownfield Ag News|
|Good week for soybean export inspections|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:19:21 +0000|
The USDA reports soybean export inspections for the week ending September 21st were more than what’s needed to meet USDA projections for the 2017/18 marketing year.
Wheat came out at 499,995 tons, up 31,291 from the week ending September 14th, but down 399,391 from the week ending September 22nd, 2016. For the 2017/18 marketing year to date, wheat inspections are 9,227,604 tons, compared to 9,476,928 in 2016/17.
Corn was reported at 738,779 tons, 50,783 higher than the previous week, but 618,684 lower than this time last year.
|Minnesota Farmers Union Convention|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:47:11 +0000|
Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Mark Dorenkamp will be on the ground cover the Minnesota Farmers Union Convention on Saturday, Nov. 18th, 2017 in Minneapolis.
|Credenz Soybean Harvest visit|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:41:14 +0000|
Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Ken Anderson will be on the ground for a Credenz Soybean Harvest visit near Giltner, Nebraska on September 26, 2017.
|World Food Prize/ Global Farmer Roundtable|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:40:22 +0000|
Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Ken Anderson will be on the ground reporting from the World Food Prize/ Global Farmer Roundtable October 17-18, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa.
|World Food Prize/Iowa Hunger Summit|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:39:21 +0000|
Brownfield Anchor/Reporter Mark Dorenkamp will be on the ground reporting from the World Food Prize/Iowa Hunger Summit in Des Moines, Iowa October 16-17, 2017.
|Food evolution leads to GMOs|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:15:21 +0000|
The evolution of food has brought us to GMO food crops – and a new movie using science says we are going to be okay. The movie is called “Food Evolution” – and produced in cooperation with the U.S. Farmers and Ranchers Alliance, USFRA. Brad Greenway, a South Dakota Farmer and chairman of the board of the Alliance, says it shines a light by explaining to consumers why farmers grow GMO crops.
|DuPont Pioneer recommends scouting for western bean cutworm|
|Mon, 25 Sep 2017 09:00:37 +0000|
DuPont Pioneer says its Cry1F trait, Herculex I Bt, no longer protects corn against the western bean cutworm.
Michigan State University Entomologist Chris DiFonzo tells Brownfield the Cry1F trait is a corn borer toxin, not a western bean cutworm toxin. She says there was little data about its performance with western bean cutworm before an increasing number of acres were planted to that trait.
DuPont Pioneer Scientific Affairs Director Clint Pilcher acknowledges a decrease in susceptibility among western bean cutworm populations.
|Beneficial moisture to expand across the Plains|
|Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:20:04 +0000|
Across the Corn Belt, showers are confined to the upper Great Lakes region. Elsewhere, very warm, dry weather is ideal for developmentally delayed corn and soybeans. On September 17, corn was at least 15 percentage points behind the 5-year state average maturation pace in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas.
On the Plains, late-season heat across most of the region continues to promote summer crop maturation and fieldwork, including harvest activities and winter wheat planting.