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  • Nov 1, 2013
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    Looking ahead: 2014 corn, soybean acreage

    The question starting to pop up is, what about next years acreage?...More
  • Oct 29, 2013
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    When should you price 2014 soybeans?

    Soybean traders continue to debate increasing new-crop yields vs. decreasing acres and increasing demand....More
  • Oct 22, 2013
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    Harvest progressing nicely

    The fall harvest season started a bit later than normal in 2013, but has been progressing at a fairly nice pace in recent weeks across the region. Following above-normal temperatures through most of September and early October, it appears that late October will feature much cooler temperatures, which should not impact harvest progress. Many areas have also received some beneficial rainfall in recent weeks, which has only caused minor delays in harvest progress, due to the very dry soil conditions that existed prior to harvest....More
  • Oct 1, 2013
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    Harvest season underway

    Above-normal temperatures during the month of September in most of Minnesota have allowed the 2013 corn and soybean crop in many areas to either reach maturity, or be very close to maturity, by month’s end. Most of the early-planted corn hybrids have now reached physiological maturity and are drying down, while some later-planted corn may need a bit more time to reach desired kernel moisture content for harvest. Most soybeans are now turning color and dropping leaves, with full-scale soybean harvest beginning in portions of southern and western Minnesota....More
  • Sep 24, 2013
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    Farm safety concerns during corn, soybean harvest

    As we enter full-scale corn and soybean harvest for the 2013 growing season, it is a good time for farm families to review the farm safety procedures for the farming operation. More farm accidents occur during the fall than at any other time of the year, and usually involve one or more farm family members. Special care should be taken with children and senior citizens around farm and grain handling equipment, as these groups are the most vulnerable to farm accidents....More
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