The Missouri Department of Agriculture is investigating more than 100 complaints of herbicide damage from mostly dicamba, and in a few cases 2-4-D, in four southeast Missouri counties. The department’s Judy Grundler testified Thursday before the Missouri House Appropriations Committee on Agriculture, saying there are reports of damage to soybeans and other crops… “We also […]

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Herbicide-resistant weeds continue to be a growing concern across the Midwest. Iowa State University Extension crops specialist Joel DeJong says part of the problem is a lack of new weed-killing chemistries. He says the last new family of herbicides was introduced in the 1980’s. “It’s kind of scary because we’ve had lots of new products […]

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On a vote of 63 to 30, the U.S. Senate has passed the GMO labeling bill. The bill preempts state laws requiring the labeling of genetically modified foods and establishes a federal mandatory disclosure system. In floor debate leading up to the final vote, Senate Agriculture Committee chair Pat Roberts stressed that GMOs do not […]

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Cattle buyer inquiry remained light on Wednesday afternoon with DTN reporting just a few bids in Kansas at 119.00, and Nebraska at 192.00. Asking prices are not well defined, but some producers have priced ready cattle around 125.00 in the South, and 200.00 to 205.00 in the North. Buying interest is not expected to increase […]

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The USDA says most dairy product production levels during May 2016 were above May 2015. This year’s U.S. milk production has been running ahead of USDA expectations, leading to bigger product production and larger cold storage numbers. Cheese was 998 million pounds, up 1.2% on the year, with a 5.2% rise in Italian type cheese […]

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