Best Young Farmers/Ranchers-5
Thursday, February 21, 2019 2:08PM CST
This farmer puts all of his management focus on sugarcane and has one of the highest-producing cane farms in Louisiana.
Ag Outlook Comes Into Focus
Thursday, February 21, 2019 1:55PM CST
USDA opens its Agricultural Outlook Forum on Thursday with a focus on acreage and production expectations for 2019. Meanwhile, land values largely remain strong in the Midwest and Plains states, but bankers are highlighting tighter loan conditions and worries about lower commodity prices.
Crop Insurance Update
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:43AM CST
The administrator for USDA's Risk Management Agency told participants at a crop insurance convention Monday that RMA is now busy implementing the changes to crop insurance that Congress included in the farm bill. One he expects to be popular will allow farmers with "enterprise units" to include acreage in more than one county.
Sulfur Fertilizers: One Vital Nutrient
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 9:37AM CST
Crops need the proper amounts of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to produce healthy plants and top yields. Nearly as important is sulfur. Plants not only need sulfur but also require it in the right form for plant availability.