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Weekend Ag Matters: September 26th, 2020

Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 09-25-2020

Bayer digital platforms helping farmers manage operations

Bayer continues to expand on its digital platforms that help farmers manage their operations. FieldView Plus is developed by The Climate Corporation, which is a subsidiary of Bayer. FieldView Plus is seamless data integration and analysis for a deeper understanding of farms and businesses. Rick Myroup is senior director of marketing for The Climate Corporation. […]
Author: Brent Barnett
Posted: 09-25-2020

Miravis Neo helps ward off early season disease

Two-thousand-twenty came with its share of challenges. There was the coronavirus pandemic, August 10th derecho, and widespread drought. And the list goes on. Randy Kool, western Iowa agronomic service representative with Syngenta, reflects on the 2020 growing season. “Diseases were fairly light, but did come in early,” Kool recalls. “Around mid-July, we were finding good […]
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 09-25-2020

Biofuels groups call on Trump Administration to “Finish the Job”

Last week, we received word that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had denied 54 “gap year waivers” that had been approved by the Department of Energy. There are still 14 remaining requests that the DOE must look at before they give their recommendations to the EPA. Biofuels groups are urging the Trump Administration to “finish […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 09-25-2020

State Patrol urges driver patience during harvest season

With harvest kicking into gear, the Iowa State Patrol is advising the traveling public to be aware of farm machinery along the state’s roadways. Farmers are actively moving equipment in and out of fields over the next few months and will be along highways and county roadways. Trooper Ryan DeVault is public information officer for […]
Author: Brent Barnett
Posted: 09-25-2020

Midwest lawmakers seek funding for Missouri River navigation

Lawmakers from Lower Missouri River states this week penned a letter urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide additional funding for navigation projects along the river. The lawmakers say many farmers, industries, and small businesses in the Midwest rely on the Missouri River to transport goods. High water levels and record flooding in […]
Author: Staff Editor
Posted: 09-25-2020

Farm Safety Week highlights need for vigilance

Earlier this week, I got a phone call that a friend’s husband was driving down the road, hit a bump, and dropped the corn head off the combine. The header dropped to the ground and the combine ramped over the head, and he was launched through the windshield and out onto the road. It is […]
Author: Dustin Hoffmann
Posted: 09-24-2020

Calcium Products’ SO4 provides superior sulfur release

Sulfur is an essential component of plant growth and is often considered the fourth major nutrient behind N, P, and K. Calcium Products is once again here to help. SO4 pelletized gypsum from Calcium Products supplies a strong initial release of sulfur followed by a steady supply throughout the growing season, delivering the right of […]
Author: Brent Barnett
Posted: 09-24-2020

Dry soil conditions provide time for cover crop seeding

This year’s harvest looks a little different than last year’s. Dry soil conditions will allow farmers to complete various tasks, such as seeding cover crops. “Commercial and non-commercial field crops looked great, up until the August 10th derecho,” says Randy Luze, of Dysart. “The earlier corn varieties were impacted more significantly than some of the […]
Author: Anna Hastert
Posted: 09-24-2020

Bullish export sales for corn and soybeans

The weekly US Export Sales Report was released Thursday morning for the week ending September 17th. In the report, new crop corn sales were 2.14 million metric tons and new crop soybean exports were 3.19 million metric tons. Commodities broker Greg McBride with Allendale says the bullish sales for corn and soybeans was excellent news. […]
Author: Brent Barnett
Posted: 09-24-2020