Gold-Eagle Cooperative News

Recent FAS Reports Highlight Soybean, Meat, and Corn Export Variables
Monday, October 19, 2020

Reports this month from the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) have provided updated information on market variables impacting soybeans, meat, and corn.  Today’s update highlights some of the key findings from these FAS publications. Soybeans In a report Friday, Oilseeds: World Markets and Trade, FAS stated that, “Soybean prices on the Chicago Exchange topped $10.00/bu in […]

Cover Crop Considerations When Dealing With Soybean Cyst Nematode
Monday, October 19, 2020

With the soybeans being harvested a little earlier than usual this year, some producers are finding themselves making management decisions which often include the use of cover crops. There are a lot of agronomic benefits for planting cover crops (Figure 1) such as soil health, soil erosion control, weed reduction, animal feed, and nutrient recycling. […]

New Round of Farm Aid for COVID Losses Announced, and Causes Snag in Congressional Spending Bill
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Andrew Restuccia and Jesse Newman reported in Friday’s Wall Street Journal that, “President Trump unveiled $13 billion in new aid to farmers facing economic harm from the coronavirus pandemic as he aimed to boost support among rural voters at a campaign rally. ‘I’m proud to announce that I’m doing even more to support Wisconsin farmers,’ said Mr. Trump, speaking outside […]

Fall-applied Herbicides-What Goes Around Comes Around
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Fall herbicide treatments have fallen off over the past several years for a couple of reasons, among them the effectiveness of new soybean trait systems for managing marestail, some generally crappy weather in late fall, and efforts to reduce input costs.  We are seeing a resurgence in some weeds, such as dandelion, which respond well […]

Management Tips for Frost-damaged Soybeans
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

An early frost has producers wondering what to do with immature frost-damaged soybeans. “Soybeans killed at growth stages of full seed development (R6) and beginning maturity (R7) should be left out in the field to dry and harvested along with mature soybeans (R8) when the beans are at the desired moisture content,” advises Ken Hellevang, […]

After Resolving a Fight Over Farm Payments, House Passes Continuing Resolution
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

David Lerman and Jennifer Shutt reported on Tuesday night at Roll Call Online that, “The House swiftly passed a stopgap funding measure needed to avert a partial government shutdown in eight days after top congressional leaders reached a deal resolving a fight over farm payments. “On a lopsided vote of 359-57, the House sent to the Senate […]

Farm-Aid Not Included in House Short-Term Spending Measure, as Funding Deadline Approaches
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Wall Street Journal writers Kristina Peterson and Jesse Newman reported in Tuesday’s paper that, “The House was expected to move Tuesday to pass a spending bill that would keep the government running through Dec. 11 but without farm-aid funds sought by the White House. “The bill, introduced Monday by House Democrats, sparked frustration in the GOP-controlled Senate. Partisan tension […]

Is Fall a Good Time to Apply Nitrogen?
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Applying anhydrous ammonia in the fall to provide N to the corn crop the following year has a long history in Illinois and in other parts of the Corn Belt where rotation, tillage, and manure management practices allow it.  Fall application means getting a major field operation done when soil conditions are generally more favorable […]

Many Market Ready Hogs with Industry Contraction to Follow
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

The USDA’s September Hogs and Pigs report places the September 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 79.1 million head, a record for this quarter, up just 0.7% from last year and slightly above the average pre-report estimate of 0.3% higher but still within the expected range. While down 0.7% from last quarter, the record for […]

Precautions for Feeding Frosted and Drought-Stressed Forages
Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Livestock owners feeding forage need to keep in mind the potential for some forage toxicities and other problems that can develop this fall. High nitrates and prussic acid poisoning are the main potential concerns. These are primarily an issue with annual forages and several weed species, but nitrates can be an issue even in drought […]

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