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Sheep are tolerant to cold weather with proper care.
Photo and caption available The Kansas Wheat Calculator App allows growers to assess yield potential of their wheat stands during the growing season, even during winter dormancy.
Part of successful apple production includes continued good management practices even after the crop has been harvested.
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K-State and Purdue specialists conducted a global review of corn research over 100 years.
As cattle producers, pondering where those good cattle come from is a good thing.
Inadequate nutrition can cause cows to lose weight and body condition.
Farmland prices have likely peaked, but expect cattle prices to continue upward.


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Plummeting gasoline prices over the past couple of months are expected to remain low through at least the spring.
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The December issue of Solutions is now available.
Lowering oil prices may slow down oil production in North Dakota's Bakken.
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Plummeting gasoline prices are the result of lagging economic growth in many parts of the world, the end of the summer driving season, less expensive winter gasoline and well-functioning Midwest refineries.
Domestic ethanol production for 2014 totaled a record 14.15 billion gallon.
Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a set of regulatory definitions and provisions and a list of 49 low-risk biofuel plants from which growers can choose.


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Teff Grass is gaining in popularity as an alternative forage crop in Michigan.
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The drop in corn prices in recent months represents a tremendous change in the feed cost environment for cattle producers.
Grazing cornstalks is still a valuable tool for cattlemen looking to hold costs in place.
There have been reports of corn having some mold and along with some stalk rot in certain areas of the state due to the cool and wetter growing conditions this past year.
Grazing cows on corn stalks is a long-standing, common practice to reduce feed costs.


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A number of factors have contributed to the strength in corn prices over the past six weeks.
The December issue of Solutions is now available.
The pace of corn consumption remains mixed relative to the current USDA projections for the marketing year.
The more stewardship grain that is delivered and identified according to the agreement, the less likely further problems become.
Attention High School Seniors and College Students! River Valley Cooperative is pleased to announce that 10 scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each are being offered in 2015
extremely large year-ending stocks would increase the probability of prolonged surpluses and relatively low prices while more modest year-ending stocks would open the door for a quicker recovery in prices
Stored grain attracts insects, and producers should take measures to protect their investment from insect damage.


Grain Notes
Grain Notes: 12/19/2014
Corn prices closed the day near unchanged while soybeans end the week 2-5 cents lower. Corn traded 3-5 cents lower for most of the session and rebounded going into the close. USDA announced the sale of 101,000 tons of corn to Mexico and 135,000 tons to Japan this morning. The funds continue to increase their long positions in the corn market extending that position to 245,000 contracts.


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