In this Equipment Roundup, DTN/Progressive Farmer looks at technology that connects and collects, as well as a new book coming on building homemade tools.
High-oleic soybean acres are on the rise due to increasing oil demand. Farmers have a chance to earn more income through premium opportunities raising the identity-preserved crop.
Kernza, a perennial wheat grass, was originally developed in Kansas, but its production has increased with a variety in Minnesota. A group of farmers there have started a cooperative to market Kernza. Local soil and water managers also are looking at the crop to reduce nitrogen leaching into water systems.
Tempers are running hot this year, as dicamba injury surfaces for a fifth year and EPA seeks to evaluate the success of the 2020 dicamba labels.
Potash and DAP continue to lead the retail fertilizer prices higher, with potash prices gaining 10% and DAP 5% from last month.
This week DTN's View From the Cab farmers find the cotton shivering while the corn cooks as they discuss infrastructure issues in rural areas.
The Biden administration is reportedly delaying the release of Renewable Fuel Standard volume proposals for 2021 and 2022 because of political concerns.
The Center for Food Safety and the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned a federal appeals court to overturn EPA's registration of a new herbicide.
A hearing on a motion for a temporary restraining order against Rabo AgriFinance LLC filed by Easterday Ranches Inc. has been continued until Aug. 25. Rabo AgriFinance is trying to collect nearly $1.1 million owed it by Easterday.
The year 2020 will be remembered for the pandemic, but also for the extreme hoarding of toilet paper that went on as states went into lockdown.
The action taken against major Eastern European potash exporter Belarus was expected, and its impact on the price for the fertilizer is expected to continue in the coming weeks.
Domestic biodiesel production is expected to be slightly below the 2020 output rate this year before growing in 2022, driven by the biofuel's role in meeting multiple Renewable Fuel Standard targets and the existence of the biodiesel production credit through 2022.