Gold-Eagle Cooperative News

What Do Low Tar Spot Levels and Prevent Plant Acres Mean for 2020 Corn Crop?
Monday, October 14, 2019

2019 was certainly a year we are all looking forward to wrapping up, and many are starting to do just that throughout the state.  Our lab started harvesting both beans and #corn about a week ago and on my trip today I saw several combines cutting corn and beans. As I mentioned last year, tar spot […]

Biofuels Agreement Announcement Welcomed, but Details Lacking
Monday, October 14, 2019

Wall Street Journal writers Kirk Maltais and Jacob Bunge reported on Friday that, “The Trump administration outlined a plan to boost biofuel demand, aiming to ease Farm Belt frustrations over recent changes to federal policies affecting the production of ethanol. A proposal released on Friday by the Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Agriculture aims to satisfy both […]

Chinese Purchases of U.S. Soybeans Continue, as Range of Topics in Trade Talks Narrows
Monday, October 14, 2019

Bloomberg News reported last week that, “Chinese companies bought U.S. soybeans after the Xi Jinping administration issued more waivers from its retaliatory import tariffs, according to people familiar with the situation. “Both state-owned and privately run firms purchased between 12 and 15 cargoes, or as much as 1 million metric tons, said the people, who asked […]

Corn and Soybean Export Sales Lag Last Year
Monday, October 14, 2019

Export sales this year started slowly, particularly for corn.  Recent sales to China buoyed soybean export sales in September.  Abundant crops around the world, competitive pricing, and trade issues slowed export sales early this marketing year. At 2.050 billion bushels, the current USDA projection for corn exports during the 2019-20 marketing year sits slightly lower […]

USDA Invests $152 Million to Improve Broadband Service in 14 States
Monday, October 14, 2019

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Deputy Under Secretary for Rural Development Donald “DJ” LaVoy today announced that USDA is investing $152 million in 19 projects (PDF, 121 KB) to provide or improve rural broadband service in 14 states. “Deploying high-speed broadband internet connectivity, or ‘e-Connectivity,’ in rural America expands access to essential health, educational, social and […]

Managing Corn Harvest this Fall with Variable Corn Conditions
Monday, October 14, 2019

Thanks to the weather we had this year, corn is variable across fields and in some areas we will be harvesting corn at higher moistures than normal. Stalk quality may also be variable by field and amount of stress the plant was under, see the article Stalk Quality Concerns in this weeks CORN Newsletter. This […]

Consider Toxicity Issues When Fall Grazing
Monday, October 14, 2019

With forage production abundant in most areas of North Dakota, producers may be using options to extend the grazing season, including stockpiled pasture, hay regrowth and warm- or cool-season annuals. “It is important to consider grazing management and potential plant and animal health implications when evaluating options for fall grazing,” cautions Janna Block, Extension livestock […]

Expect High-moisture Corn at Harvest
Monday, October 14, 2019

A killing frost is expected within a few days in North Dakota, which will end corn development. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, 84% of corn in North Dakota had reached full dent on Oct. 6, which likely will result in corn with a test weight of 50 to 53 […]

Fuel Delivery Equipment
Thursday, October 10, 2019

New equipment has just arrived to help serve the Gold-Eagle membership.  This new delivery equipment will service customers from the Kanawha bulk plant

Stalk Quality Concerns Widespread in Areas of Nebraska
Monday, October 7, 2019

Extremely stressful growing conditions occurred during much of 2019 in Nebraska, including wet conditions early that delayed planting, record rainfall during July and August, and continued wet conditions into September. Stressful growing conditions anytime during the season can lead to poor plant health and subsequent impacts on late season stalk quality. Corn plants in many […]

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