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Strategies for rootworm management in Bt corn

To help U.S. corn growers and consultants tackle growing insect resistance to Bt corn, university researchers have developed an online seminar series titled "Corn Rootworm Management in the Transgenic Era."

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Yield response to plant population for corn in Indiana

One of the reasons that plant population is a popular topic in coffee shops, Internet chat rooms, the farm press and crop seminars is that variable rate seeding technology is rapidly becoming a standard accessory on corn planters.

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WASDE: Average corn farm price raised

U.S. feed grain supplies for 2014/15 are projected lower with a reduction in corn production more than offsetting an increase in sorghum. Harvested area for corn is increased slightly, but the national average yield is estimated 2.4 bushel per acre lower at 171.0 bushels per acre. Corn production is estimated 191 million bushels lower. Yield and production, however, both remain records. Sorghum production is raised 25 million bushels with increases estimated for both harvested area and yield.

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USDA sees record 2014 soybean production

Corn for grain production is estimated at a record 14.2 billion bushels, down 1 percent from the November forecast but 3 percent above the revised 2013 estimate.

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Grain Stocks: Corn soars 7% from December 2013

Corn stored in all positions on December 1, 2014 totaled 11.2 billion bushels, up 7 percent from December 1, 2013. Of the total stocks, 7.09 billion bushels are stored on farms, up 11 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 4.12 billion bushels, are up 1 percent from a year ago.

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Corn, soy growers part of Cuba Coalition for ag trade improvement

The National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and fellow farm and food organizations seeking to end the United States’ embargo against Cuba and advance trade relations between the two nations.

The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba is composed of more than 30 U.S. agricultural and food organizations committed to building a deeper U.S.-Cuba relationship.

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Ancient corn followed two paths into the Southwest

After it was first domesticated from the wild teosinte grass in southern Mexico, maize, or corn, took both a high road and a coastal low road as it moved into what is now the U.S. Southwest, reports an international research team that includes a UC Davis plant scientist and maize expert.

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Bayer: Limited risks on continuous corn

Each crop year has a unique set of challenges that can make or break the bottom line, especially for growers who plant continuous corn. If continuous corn is on your agenda for 2015, there are some considerations to think about and planning ahead that needs to be done this winter.

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