Time to switch combine heads? DTN's View From the Cab farmers talk about why soybeans often get harvest priority, the lingering drought and plans to soil test this fall.
Fall is officially here, and with that we turn attention to fiscal years, grain reports and harvest news for the week of Sept. 24.
A judge for the U.S. Court of International Trade this week ruled the International Trade Commission (ITC) did not factor in all the reasons phosphorus imports increased when the ITC placed a 19.97% countervailing duty on Moroccan phosphate.
Most fertilizer prices are lower compared to last month, with one exception: The average retail price of anhydrous is 11% higher than it was last month with an average price of $696 per ton. Only three fertilizers (potash, 10-34-0, DAP) had significant price declines, while prices for the remaining four fertilizers (MAP, urea, UAN28, UAN32) were slightly lower compared to last month.
For the September Russ' Vintage Iron column, the original plan was to find another subject after two months of delving into Thieman tractors. But another interesting email from a reader altered this plan, and it is more about the somewhat forgotten tractor manufacturer from Albert City, Iowa.
Both the U.S. and global markets appear set to see rising wholesale prices for ammonia in the foreseeable future, supported by another expected increase in the Tampa ammonia contract for October.
The U.S. corn and soybean harvests are running slightly ahead of the average pace, according to USDA NASS' weekly Crop Progress report released Monday.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack will be in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Thursday to announce a local grant award to plant trees as part of the city's continued recovery from a 2020 derecho that damaged more than 70% of the trees in the city. The U.S. Forest Service is providing $1.13 billion as part of 385 grants to plant trees across the country with funding from the Inflation Reduction Act.