The Agriculture Department unveiled its first-ever equity action plan Thursday morning, outlining its goals for increasing access to its programs, following decades of criticism that the department left people of color, rural areas and others behind. As a part of the plan, the department calls on Congress to use the 2023 farm bill to make… Read More If You Haven’t Heard: USDA unveils its first Equity Action Plan
Late March and early April weather seems to have a Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde complex. The last couple of days has gotten much colder. Just how long this back and forth warm/cold weather occurs remains to be seen. When it comes to our corn crop, should I be concerned? First, let me share where these temperatures… Read More Rain, cold weather frustrating corn progress
Corn plants requires a range of nutrients to develop normally and produce a high yielding and high quality crop. Yearly, soil test values provide valuable information on available nutrients and what may be needed to meet the crop demands of a yield goal. Plant analysis is an excellent in-season tool that can provide insight on… Read More Should You Use Plant Analysis as a Decision Making Tool?