The corn crop in the Midwest is going through serious drought condition. Effect of drought can manifest in various forms and symptoms, but in the end will drastically reduce yields depending on the stage of crop and duration and severity of drought. Please keep 'drought effects' in mind as you are evaluating crop liability claims in the field. See the attached document extracted from Pioneer.com
Extreme cold and snow are creating challenges for farmers/ranchers trying to keep their livestock warm, fed, and watered. The storms...
This is NOT good. We are about to get into the peak POST application period for Dicamba in the midwest. Read the entire article.
The Agricultural claims insurance handles many cattle claims, but this is a new twist for cattle rustling.
Anyone using products containing paraquat (Gramoxone and all other generic formulations) must now complete an EPA-mandated training before application. Here are some important points:
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EPA announced yesterday that it will be renewing Dicamba registration on Dicamba tolerant soybean and cotton until the end of 2025 season. It has made some changes to the label language, and the important ones are, 1). Increase the downwind buffer to 220-ft from 110-ft. 2) Cut off date is June 30 for soybeans and July 30 for cotton, 3) need a buffering agent in the tank to maintain pH
It would still be a restricted use product, and training requirements still remain.
If you haven’t been following the news, dicamba has stopped or will be stopped from all use by July 30, 2020. Iowa State released an article explaining what went wrong in Iowa.
Many farmers have jumped into the hemp market, some just putting their toe in the water, and others have cannon balled in the deep end. This article shows that we all have a lot to learn about hemp, from the seed to market. Research is important, but so is a safety net. Click here to read the complete article.
Deaths of cattle in Missouri being blamed on high nitrate levels.
The EPA has announced it will extend the registration of dicamba for two years for over-the-top use in dicamba-resistant crops.