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  • Oct 20, 2015
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    Strong crop yields across Upper Midwest

    Many farm operators in Minnesota, northern Iowa and eastern South Dakota are experiencing some the best corn and soybean yields in their farming career. With the exception of areas that were damaged by severe storms, crop disease, or late season dryness, crop yields have been consistently quite strong....More
  • Sep 22, 2015
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    Upper Midwest corn, beans ready for harvest

    The warm late growing season this year has pushed the 2015 corn and soybean crop very rapidly toward maturity. Soybean harvest has begun on some earlier maturing varieties in many areas. Some early corn hybrids have also reached physiological maturity and will likely be ready to harvest very soon....More
  • Sep 8, 2015
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    How big will corn yields be?

    Most crop experts are now agreeing that Minnesota may be the “sweet spot” for 2015 crop yields, especially for corn yields. In the last USDA Crop Report on August 12, the Minnesota corn yield was projected at a record level of 184 bushels per acre....More
  • Aug 3, 2015
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    Why promote 500-bushel corn? 4

    It’s high time for high yield contest managers to think different – to recognize farmers that go beyond the weigh wagon – and reward yield along with environmental achievements such as reduced nitrogen use and increased soil health....More
  • Jul 21, 2015
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    Crop conditions hold steady in Upper Midwest

    Crop conditions across most of Minnesota and much the Midwest have been quite favorable through the first half of the growing season. Crop conditions in a large segment of the southern Corn Belt have been much less favorable during most of the growing season, due to the significant amount of late and prevented planting, along with excessive rainfall in many areas during June and early July....More

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