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Weed Management: Try A Seldom-Used Mode of Action

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Weeds are the bane of most growers’ existence. In a growing class of “superweeds,” Palmer amaranth continues to frustrate farmers with its dogged resistance to commonly used herbicides. Research has shown that left unchecked Palmer amaranth can reduce corn yield by 91%. Different chemistries have been brought to market and enjoyed some control against the weed, yet many are no ... Read More »

A Mutually Beneficial Market

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To reach producers with news and information, the Texas Corn Producers Association has produced a series of “Corn Conversations.” The fourth installment posted recently to its website is a look at driving demand for corn in the U.S. red meat market. The conversation was with U.S. Meat Export Federation Vice President for Industrial Relations John Hinners. The USMEF is an ... Read More »

Outlook For U.S. Agricultural Trade

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According to the U. S. Department of Agriculture Economic Research Service and Foreign Agricultural Service in their November trade report, U.S. agricultural exports in Fiscal Year 2021 are projected at $152 billion, driven by higher soybean and corn export values. The projection for soybean exports is a record $26.3 billion due to higher unit values, strong demand from China and ... Read More »

Five Management Strategies To Improve Profitability

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To optimize corn yield opportunities, numerous resources and management must be provided. Of course, favorable weather plays a huge role as well. Prevalent rainfall restricts planting progress, stand development, nutrient relations and crop growth and health during the season. This article describes key strategies we can use to limit these risks and improve corn yield potential. The Mississippi State University ... Read More »

Conduct A Grain System Post-Harvest Performance Review

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An annual review is not something many people would look forward to. For farmers, evaluating their grain system following harvest is a sound strategy to make any necessary upgrades for the following season. Gary Woodruff, Grain Systems Inc. district manager and grain management expert, said, “Having an efficient, properly sized grain system is key to protecting grain quality and maximizing ... Read More »