Growers and agricultural providers using AgStudio FARM and AgStudio PRO from MapShots, Inc. can now view vital information about specialty crops and apiaries through a recent integration with the DriftWatch Specialty Crop Site Registry from FieldWatch, Inc.
By Christine Stebbins and Julie Ingwersen, Reuters
U.S. farmers will plant more soybeans, sorghum and other grains than last spring, and less corn, a more expensive crop to grow, as they face their tightest finances in a decade, analysts said before the government's closely watched plantings report on Tuesday.
Farm banks significantly increased agricultural lending by 13.6 percent in 2014 and held $94.6 billion in farm loans at the end of the year, according to the American Bankers Association’s annual Farm Bank Performance Report.
By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Extension
Trent Roberts, soil scientist with the University of Arkansas System's Division of Agriculture, said that Tillage Radishes' usual downward growth habit lends to their promotion as a tool to reduce soil compaction and cut the need for deep tillage in crop land.
Ceres, Inc., an agricultural biotechnology company, announced that its biotech sugarcane traits have been advanced to the next stage of testing ahead of schedule due to positive data from initial field evaluations under tropical conditions in Latin America.