grain

Safely Fumigating Grain Bins

Dan Corn, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat

While recent rains have slowed planting progress once again across the Southeast, storage of those grain crops being planted is something to think about. According to the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), grain bin fumigation is a crucial but dangerous aspect of any grain farmer’s operation. They note the process of fumigating for pests begins well before grain enters the …

Expanded Use of E15 Benefits Farmers and Consumers Alike

Clint Thompson Corn

By Ashley Robinson Expanded availability and use of E15 will benefit farmers, consumers and the environment, says Kim Reddin, director of development for the Colorado Corn Administration. On March 12, the United States Environmental Protection Agency announced its approval of a change in fuel requirements that will allow E15 to be sold year-round in the Kansas City metro area, one …

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Burndown Considerations for Alabama Corn Production

Dan Alabama, Corn, Field Crops

Weed management is a year-round job, but producers take special care to make sound management decisions prior to planting, and that includes cover crop burndown. According to information from the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama Extension Weed Scientist David Russell offers suggestions for planting into a weed-free field and maintaining a clean corn crop throughout the growing season. Russell’s areas of …

warnock

Georgia’s Warnock and Bishop Visit with Farmers

Dan Corn, Cotton, General, Georgia, Peanuts, Pecans, Specialty Crops, Vegetables

On Wednesday, Georgia Senator Raphael Warnock was in the Southwest part of the state visiting agricultural producers at various stops. From fruit and vegetables to peanuts, cotton, pecans, and more. Warnock told Southeast AgNet’s Tyron Spearman this is such a huge sector in the Georgia economy. Also on that tour with Senator Warnock was Congressman Sanford Bishop, who told Spearman he was …

crop scouting

Crop Scouting Basics Available in New Web Book

Dan Corn, Field Crops, Soybeans

Pest management is an essential part of crop scouting for both corn and soybean producers. And to help, the Crop Protection Network (CPN) has released a crop scouting and integrated pest management web book to assist agriculturalists. According to a release from Auburn University, crop scouting is important in order to assess pest pressure and help determine what is necessary to mitigate …

china

China Buys another Large Shipment of U.S. Corn

Dan Corn, Exports/Imports

(NAFB) — China bought a large shipment of U.S. corn on Tuesday. Private exporters reported the sale of 1.15 million tons of corn for delivery by the end of August. The corn is equivalent to more than 45 million bushels and was worth 251 million dollars based on Chicago futures prices. It was the largest sale of U.S. corn to …

seeds

Syngenta in the Southeast: Ag Company’s Research Providing for Corn Producers

Clint Thompson Corn

It is nearly time to plant corn in the Southeast. Syngenta is tailoring its research to help producers overcome challenges they’ll likely face in 2021. Insect Management Insect resistance is why Syngenta’s Agrisure Viptera trait is so critical to corn producers in Georgia and Alabama. With an environment conducive to hot, humid temperatures during the summer, corn farmers need an …

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Virtual Commodity Classic Coming in March

Dan Corn, Cotton, Education, Field Crops, Fruits, Hemp, Herbs, Nursery Crops, Organic, Peanuts, Pecans, Soybeans, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Wheat

The 2021 Special Edition of Commodity Classic will be delivered digitally March 2-5, 2021, and during this special event, three Executive Roundtables will be held. Some of the top executives in agribusiness will discuss what the next 20 years will look like in American agriculture. The first roundtable will take place on March 3 and will feature top executives from …

Farm Futures Survey Shows Farmers Planting More Corn in 2021

Clint Thompson Corn

A new survey from Farm Futures shows that U.S. corn producers will increase their acreage by 4.1% compared to last year. The projected total is 94.7 million acres of corn this year. If farmers reach that number, that will put 2021 corn acreage at its third-highest amount over the past 75 years, trailing only 2012 at 97.3 million acres and …