The annual photo contest of National Corn Growers Association, Fields-of-Corn.com started in 2014 to help tell the story of farming field corn in America. Since its start, NCGA has collected 2,000 photos across ten categories and awarded more than one hundred cash prizes.
Despite all of the struggles to get corn planted last spring, the June 28 USDA crop acreage report indicated Arkansas farmers planted approximately 810,000 acres of corn in 2019. That is the second highest acreage in recent history, only slightly behind the record year of 2013.
At the recent BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology and AgTech in Des Moines, Iowa, the National Corn Growers Association announced the winners of the Consider Corn Challenge II. Three winners were chosen, each with a unique technology to improve a product or process using field cor…
Researchers at the Center for Agricultural and Rural Development at Iowa State University have created a new online tool to help Corn Belt farmers predict corn crop yields, harvested acreage, and total production. The PSI-CARD Corn Yield Prediction Project provides county-level predictions f…
Kansas Corn is accepting applications for the fourth class of the Kansas Corn Corps young farmer program. The program was established in 2016 and serves as a business development program for farmers ages 21 to 45. The program consists of three in-state sessions and one domestic trip, takes p…
A Kansas State University row crop specialist says he’s happy—even if surprised—by the low incidence of disease he’s finding in the state’s corn fields so far this summer.
Recently, the Environmental Protection Agency released the proposed Renewable Volume Obligation rule for 2020. Once again EPA has failed to account for lost volumes due to refinery exemptions and uphold the President’s commitment to the Renewable Fuel Standard.
Rain and flooding prevented many Missouri farmers from planting corn and soybean this year. Now farmers want to protect these unplanted fields by seeding a cover crop.
Kansas Corn is now accepting entries into the 2019 Kansas Corn Yield Contest. In its second year, the yield contest is open to Kansas Corn Growers Association members, and entry into the 2019 contest is free.
While rainfall is important for crop production, the amounts falling across the High Plains have negatively impacted row crops and agricultural operations, with potential effects extending into the summer growing season, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.
Representatives of National Corn Growers Association recently visited the Mycotoxin Prevention and Applied Microbiology research unit of USDA laboratory this week in Peoria, Illinois, to gain insight and provide input into the group’s mycotoxin research.The lab aims to enhance food safety an…
A 27.5 percent decrease in synthetic nitrogen, 49.5 percent decrease in farm diesel, 91.8 percent decrease in MAP (monoammonium phosphate) and a 100 percent decrease in both lime and potash applications—these are just a few of the impressive input reductions Clark Land & Cattle have made from 2011 to 2018—while improving yield averages year on year.
While visiting farms in the heart of the Corn Belt a few weeks ago, I had the privilege of paying a call to the 7,000-acre corn, soybean and beef farm managed by Rick Clark in Williamsport, Indiana. Given the wet spring his area has had, I couldn’t help but notice the stark difference between his fields that we walked without the need for boots and his neighbors fields that were completely saturated. According to him, his field conditions are primarily down to the way the farm is managed.
The June 11 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture showed the effects of trade and weather on crops and livestock in the United States.
Henry Kinnucan and Brittney Goodrich, agricultural economists in Auburn University’s College of Agriculture, comment on the heavy rain and floods affecting U.S. corn farmers, especially in the Midwest, who face delayed planting. Consumers also face rising grocery and ethanol prices as a resu…
As rain pushes corn planting season back yet again, farmers may be better off sticking with poor stands than replanting, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Bill Wiebold.
Seven students from various colleges and universities are beginning summer internship programs supported by the Nebraska Corn Board and the Nebraska Corn Growers Association.
The trade conflict between the United States and China, which began brewing early last year pulled U.S. corn prices down an average $0.20 per bushel per month in the first six months of 2019, according to a Kansas State University agricultural economist.
While there was no time to build an ark to prepare for the most recent Bomb Cyclone that hit Nebraska and other areas of the Midwest, the Noah Seim family said one of their fields in Merrick County successfully braved the storm because they had established a healthy stand of rye as a cover crop.
Favorable weather would be welcome news for farmers wanting to plant their corn and soybean crops.
Persistent moisture, which has included a deluge of rain in some areas as well as colder than normal temperatures, reduced preparation time.Nationwide, the USDA estimated earlier this year about 92.8 million acres of corn were projected to be planted this spring and about 84.6 million acres of soybeans.
Yield loss can happen when smaller plants compete for nutrients and sunlight with larger, earlier-emerging plants. Smaller plants will likely produce barren or small ears.
Seeds that emerge 10 days behind their row mates lessen in-row yield potential. Studies vary, but agronomists in Wisconsin and Illinois estimated losses at 8 to 10 percent in older research, says MU Extension corn specialist Greg Luce.
Trade disruptions add uncertainty to the U.S. agricultural economy. President Trump’s recent announcement to increase the tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods continues to chip away at an already fragile sector.
It’s been a wet week for much of Nebraska, further delaying planting and causing growers to consider whether they should move from a full-season corn hybrid to a short-season. The short answer is not yet. Not until late May. The longer answer, as late May nears, depends on several considerat…
A new study shows access to international export markets for U.S. grains supported nearly $38 billion in business sales in the U.S. economy during 2016 beyond the value of the products themselves.
The wet and cold start to this year’s corn planting season bodes poorly for yields, based on research from the University of Missouri Extension.
USDA extended the deadline to May 17 from May 1 for agricultural producers to certify 2018 crop production for payments through the Market Facilitation Program, which helps producers who have been significantly affected by foreign tariffs, resulting in the loss of traditional exports. USDA’s…
To get a head start on establishing winter covers, interseeding has started to become a popular practice by producers in the northern region of the Corn Belt.
Five recognition awards were presented to individual, educational and industry leaders at the Nebraska Corn Board’s recent awards dinner in Lincoln. The annual awards highlight outstanding contributions to the state’s livestock, ethanol and agribusiness sectors, as well as an exceptional ag …
An Iowa producer said results from his 2018 field trial indicated that a sustainable nitrogen-producing microbe could offer significant cost savings while being environmentally friendly.
The National Corn Growers Association—in partnership with the Honey Bee Health Coalition—is releasing new best management practices to protect bees and other pollinators in and around cornfields.
An increasingly popular agritourism activity—providing corn or other grains for children to play in—raises safety concerns that are detailed in a new resource from the National Children’s Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety.
Chinese importers made a rare move these days and ordered up their largest United States corn purchase since October 2013, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agriculture Service said March 22, a rare sale of the grain in the middle of the U.S.-China trade war.
The Missouri Strip Trial Program continues to seek farmers for the upcoming growing season, says University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist John Lory.
The Kansas Department of Agriculture announced the results of recent elections held for the state’s five grain commodity commissions — corn, grain sorghum, soybeans, sunflowers and wheat in districts Seven, Eight and Nine in the eastern region of the state. Commissioners serve three-year ter…
A new disease affecting corn might have blown in on the recent “bomb cyclone,” and a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said producers should be aware of what might make its way to their fields later this year.
Two years ago, Colorado Corn Growers Association started the Farm Stewardship Award to recognize members in good standing who were demonstrating best management practices on their farm related to soil, water, and air stewardship. Applications are now due by April 19. The announcement of the …
Commodity Classic provides farmers and commodity organizations the opportunity to get together and work on policy to help their groups succeed. Each association holds meetings during the week and come together to discuss the current farm economy. This year’s Commodity Classic was held in Orl…
A Minnesota farm family’s four-generation conservation initiative garnered national attention at the Commodity Classic in Orlando, Florida. The National Corn Growers Association’s presented Rick Schlichting’s Schlichting Farms of Rice, Minnesota, with its 2019 Good Steward Recognition.
Increasing input costs, low grain prices and questions on cropping rotations are key issues facing Kansas producers. To address these challenges in agriculture along with your questions, K-State Research and Extension, Phillips/Rooks and Post Rock Districts, will be hosting two spring crops …
The Nebraska Corn Board will hold its next meeting on March 28 at UNL East Campus to hear updates on proposed research projects and March 29 at The Embassy Suites Lincoln, 1040 P Street, Lincoln, Nebraska.