High moisture content and temperatures are not the only causes of grain spoilage. Pests can also damage the crop and kill profits. The only way to stop pests from invading is to prevent them from infecting the crop....More
Agronomists for WinField have been out in corn and soybean fields and working with farmers this growing season. Early yield predictions are highly variable, ranging from lower than normal to higher than normal across the Midwest. But one thing is constant: Keep scouting fields for diseases and insects.
Low corn prices. Low soybean prices. Cut costs. Save money. We've been reading these headlines a lot over the past months. And they don't seem to be going away. But what's coming up is the deadline for choosing crop insurance. Given low prices and cost cutting, will you cut crop insurance in order to save some money this year? Take our latest poll and let us know. Feel free to comment your thoughts below!
Recently, some major food companies have decided to label GMOs in their food products (but not because they believe GMO products are unsafe). The state of Vermont has chosen to label GMO foods, too. In light of these decisions, we'd like to know: Do you think GMO labeling is necessary? Should this be a federal issue? State issue? Or is GMO labeling just not necessary? Feel free to leave your comments below!