Focus on Ag Timely information on crop and livestock production, farm management and marketing, ag policy, renewable energy and other ag topics. en Exceptional crop yields in 2016 <div class="node-body blog-body">Although harvest has been a little slower than last year, the good news is that the moisture content of the corn being harvested as been in a good range. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Grains Focus on Ag Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:21:00 +0000 107951 at Some producers receiving 2015 ARC-Co payments <div class="node-body blog-body">Some producers will be getting more than others when it comes to 2015 AR-Co payments. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Management Marketing Crop Focus on Ag Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:21:00 +0000 107681 at Harvest season progressing in many areas <div class="node-body blog-body">Harvest progress varies across the United States this week. Some areas are moving ahead and others are having a slow go of it. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Crops Weather Focus on Ag Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:22:00 +0000 107441 at 2016 Crop insurance payment potential could depend on location <div class="node-body blog-body">Planting delays and excessive rainfall then a dry pattern could mean crop insurance payouts for some. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Crop Focus on Ag Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:03:00 +0000 107221 at Heavy rainfall in Minnesota damages crops <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The past several days has been filled with news reports, photos, and stories about the flooded roads, buildings, and towns across many areas of South Central, Southeast, and Central Minnesota.</p> <p>Historic rainfall amounts occurred in a portion of that region on Sept. 21 and 22, with a large portion of the region receiving 4-6 inches of rainfall, and some areas receiving 10-14 inches of rainfall in a 48 hour period.</p></div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Field Crops Focus on Ag Fri, 23 Sep 2016 18:44:00 +0000 106871 at Harvest season is either underway or ready to begin! <div class="node-body blog-body">Corn stalks are a concern for some producers which may mean the fields with weak stalks get harvested first.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Marketing and Promotion Focus on Ag Mon, 19 Sep 2016 17:52:00 +0000 106781 at Farm safety should be a concern for every farmer during harvest <div class="node-body blog-body">Before the hurried harvest season begins, take a moment and go over the safety plan for your farm.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Equipment Equipment Management Focus on Ag Fri, 09 Sep 2016 10:21:00 +0000 106521 at Large variation in Minnesota's 2016 corn yield estimates <div class="node-body blog-body">Producers can expect corn yields to vary depending on the region and the state. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Marketing and Promotion Focus on Ag Thu, 01 Sep 2016 16:13:00 +0000 106461 at 2015 corn ARC-CO payments likely in many counties <div class="node-body blog-body">As of now, the Eastern Corn Belt looks to be the area in the country most likely to receive the 2015 ARC-CO payments.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing Crop Focus on Ag Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:22:00 +0000 106381 at USDA crop predictions sends corn and soybean prices lower from July estimates <div class="node-body blog-body">Not only are U.S. corn and soybean farmers predicted to harvest a record number of acres but also a record yield. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Corn Soybeans Marketing corn production Focus on Ag Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:23:00 +0000 106031 at