Use Essential Amino Acids to Measure Soybean Value
Knowing the Essential Amino Acid content of soybeans instead of crude protein is a more accurate indication of their value.
Farm Bill Passed in House and Senate
I did not think it was possible in this Lame Duck Congress but the House and Senate passed a new Farm Bill.
MDA Approved Dicamba Use On Soybeans In 2019
Earlier this week the Minnesota Department of Agriculture approved dicamba use on soybeans in 2019.
Second Half MFP Payments Delayed
Reuters is reporting the White House is delaying the second half of the Market Facilitation Program payments unitl further notice.
What Is In the New Farm Bill?
AS the New Farm Bill moves out of Conferance Committee for a vote in the House and Senate we should find out a lot more about what is actually in it.
AM Minnesota Today Minnesota FFA Foundation
My guest on Today's AM Minnesota Program will be Val Aarsvold Executive Director of the Minnesota FFA Foundation.
Crop Insurance Deadline has NOT Been Extended
The Crop Insurance deadline for spring planted crops like corn and soybeans is today and it has not been extended.
Corn and Soybeans Higher For the Second Week In a Row
Corn and soybeans close higher for the second week in a row as support came from talk of better trade relations with China.
Another National Leader From Minnesota
Minnesota Soybean Farmer Bill Gordon from Nobles County was elected Vice President of the American Soybean Association.
MN Corn Growers Innovative Grant Program
Minnesota Corn growers can put their conservation ideas into action through the Minnesota Corn Growers Innovation Grant Program.
Organic Seed Meeting
Duane at Jonas Farm Seeds in Goodhue and Kussmaul Seeds will be hosting an Organic Seed meeting on Friday, December 14, 2018 in Goodhue.
Second Half of the Market Facilitation Program Payment?
In November Secretary of Agriculture Perdue said there will be an announcement in December that the second half of the Market Facilitation will be made but there has been no announcement yet.
Congress Reaches an Agreement on a Farm Bill?
The House and Senate Conferance Committee has reached an "agreement in principle" on a new farm bill but it is not a "done deal" yet.
Farm Service Agency Offices Closed Today
All county Farm Service Agency offices will be closed today however, the grain and livestock markets will trade normal hours.
Farm Business Tax Meetings
The Farm Business Management Program min Faribault will host two Tax Update meetings at the South Central College in FAribault on Tuesday December 11, 2018.
A Truce With China?
We may not have an end of the trade war with China but a 90 day truce is better than more tariffs!
Corn and Beans See nice Gains Last Week
Both corn and beans saw nice gains last week on very few deliveries on the December corn contract and anticipation of a trade deal with China.
Sure Looks and Feels Like Winter
The calander says winter is three weeks away but it sure looks and feels like winter now!
Crop Pest management Short Course
The annual Crop Pest Management Short Course is coming up December 11-13, 2018 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Youth Loans From the Farm Service Agency
Loans of up to $5000 for youth ages 10 to 20 years old are available from the Farm Service Agency.