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September Yield Checks

20 Sep 2021
By DTN Staff National yield estimates are the epitome of averages, especially in a year like this one with devasting drought in one region of the Corn Belt and blissful bounty in others. One number does not tell a universal story. DTN's Digital Yield Tour, powered by Gro Intelligence's yield models, profiled growing conditions in 10 states througho...

US Seeks Coalition for UN Food Summit

17 Sep 2021
OMAHA (DTN) -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Florence, Italy, on a recruiting mission to create a "coalition for productivity growth" -- a group of agricultural export countries to stress the role of science at the United Nations Food Systems Summit next week in New York. While farmers are ramping up harvest and football season, U.S. ag l...

Corn Ratings Similar to Record Year

17 Sep 2021
The U.S. 2021 crop season is well into the homestretch. Harvest is underway. Very warm to hot daytime conditions now tail off with the earlier onset of evening. Neighborhood conversation features the observation that it "smells like fall." Anyone reading this understands that phrase. It's been a season of wide variability in temperatures and rainfa...

It Starts With Seed - 7

17 Sep 2021
They are often called "The Big Four." BASF, Bayer, Corteva and Syngenta now dominate the sales of agricultural seeds in the United States. Other firms, including at least 100 independent seed companies, also play a vital role in the industry. DTN/Progressive Farmer has been running a special series called It Starts With Seed to help farmers start t...

Ag's HR Coach

16 Sep 2021
I drove by my local Wendy's in southeast Michigan the other day, and I had to turn the car around just to take a picture of their sign. They were announcing an open house for job interviews with pay up to $22.00 per hour, much higher than our local average for fast-food restaurants of $14-$16 per hour. In my 20 years of working in human resources a...
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