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  • Dec 19, 2012
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    Abundant hay, continuing drought, mineral feeder 8

    A normal year for growing hay is cutting three to four times a growing season. The drought year of 2012 produced five cuttings of alfalfa. The hay season started early and received enough rain to keep growing all summer until November. Alfalfa is a plant with a tap root that was able to use what subsoil moisture was available....More
  • Aug 31, 2012
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    Handling herbicide carryover and fertilizer issues after drought 137

    The 2012 drought may cause some issues with herbicide carryover in the 2013 crop, according to Brent Wilson, technical services manager, DuPont Pioneer. In addition, growers will need to evaluate fertilizer applications....More
  • Aug 31, 2012
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    El Niño moves in to provide moderate, wetter weather in Corn Belt 35

    The business weather intelligence company Planalytics predicts a wetter fall and more typical winter, according to Jeff Doran, senior business meteorologist, Planalytics....More
  • Aug 14, 2012
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    Farm Industry News

    Beck's Hybrids is confident of seed supply during drought 4

    Beck's Hybrids reports the company planted 150% of anticipated seed needs in 2012. In addition, the seed was planted over a period of time and in different geographies. As a result, Beck's expects to meet their customers' needs for seed corn in 2013, according to Ashley Woodward Fischer of Beck's....More
  • Aug 14, 2012
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    Mycogen optimistic about 2013 seed supply even with drought 14

    The drought has hampered seed corn production and most supplies will be tight. Mycogen Seeds prepared for adverse weather events by spreading out production, according to Eric Sitzman, corn product manager. As a result, Mycogen with Dow AgroSciences expects to meet most of its 2013 customer needs....More
  • Aug 14, 2012
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    Farm Industry News

    Kinze provides planting solutions to help growers move past drought 14

    Kinze's Phil Jennings says the company is ready to help growers look through this fall and into next spring for a successful planting season....More
  • Aug 14, 2012
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    Farm Industry News

    Monsanto increases seed financing options, nonprofit contributions due to drought 7

    Due to the drought, Monsanto has added more pre-pay and financing options for its seed customers, according to Danielle Stuart, public affairs. The company also is doubling its contributions to the America's Farmers Grow program for drought-declared areas. The increased money will help agricultural-related nonprofit organizations weather tight economic times....More
  • Aug 13, 2012
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    Cool, wet weather on Ohio farm

    We have been having cool late-September-type weather with plenty of rain. The community I live in looks like the Garden of Eden in comparison to lots of other areas in Ohio. The Findlay, Ohio, area in general looks good. Our soybeans are growing and look like the nicest ones we have ever had. The corn ears are going to have a lot of odd-shaped kernels. but we are hoping for two-thirds of our normal yield....More
  • Aug 13, 2012
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    This was right year to buy total weather insurance from Climate Corporation 44

    Offering total weather insurance for corn and soybean production, the Climate Corporation reports a high number of insurance payouts were triggered in some areas for the drought conditions, according to Jeff Hamlin, director of agronomic research....More
  • Aug 10, 2012
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    Processing started for crop insurance claims on drought-damaged corn 17

    Crop insurance claims for drought damage are being processed by the National Crop Insurance Services, according to Laurie Langstraat, director of public relations. If this drought is similar to the drought of 1988, then losses may amount to $20 billion to $25 billion....More

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