Kent Theisse

Kent
Theisse
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Corn Recovery from Frost Damage; ACRE 2010 1
Recovery from the frost damage that occurred on May 9 across the Upper Midwest has been quite slow, due to extended
Frost Damage to Corn 2
Much of the Upper Midwest experienced frost damage to crops over Mother’s Day weekend, which is causing concern among
Defining Sustainable Agriculture
“Sustainable agriculture” is a phrase that has been around for decades; however, it has recently been receiving
Corn Planting Progresses
The corn crop in southern Minnesota and northern Iowa has been planted in near-record fashion during a seven-day period
Corn Planting Progressing Rapidly
Like the start of a big race, or the beginning of a championship game, farmers in Minnesota and Iowa have begun the
Custom Farming Agreements
An alternative to leasing farmland is a custom farming agreement. In a typical custom farming agreement, the custom
Recapping the March 31 USDA Reports
On March 31, 2010, USDA released the Prospective Plantings and Quarterly Grain Stocks reports. These were very highly
2010 ACRE Program Details
The Average Crop Revenue Election (ACRE) Program was implemented by USDA for the 2009 crop year, as part of the Food,
2010 Custom Rates Study 1
Custom rates for most common farm work are basically steady for 2010, compared to 2009 rates. Most custom rates for
National Ag Week
National Ag Week is being celebrated March 14-20 all across the U.S., and Saturday, March 20, has been designated as
March 15 is Crop Insurance Deadline
March 15 is the deadline to purchase crop insurance for the 2010 crop year. Producers need to analyze how crop
NAIS Decision Viewed Differently
When USDA announced in February that it was discontinuing the current National Animal Identification System (NAIS), it
Crop Insurance Decisions 1
Many farm operators are now finalizing their crop insurance decisions for the 2010 crop year. March 15 is the deadline
What’s Ahead for the CRP Program? 1
In 2009, the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) celebrated its 23rd anniversary, and over two decades of conservation
Federal Budget Proposal for 2011
Earlier this month, President Obama released his proposed federal budget for fiscal year (FY) 2011, which begins on

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