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When will corn get back to $4?

The last time corn traded above $4 per bu. was in October 2015. Farmers want to see a return to those prices (and higher), but when will enough factors align to push prices back up?

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La Nina’s positives and pitfalls

Which crop price could gain the most from La Niña? As the current El Niño weather pattern goes into the history books as one of the strongest in memory, grain analysts and farmers are wondering if the forecasted La Niña will "play nice."

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Learn more about the 7 newest corn herbicides

Curtis Thompson, weed management specialist, Kansas State University, has compiled information about seven corn herbicides newly available for the 2016 growing season.

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Every Presidential candidate's position on ethanol

Agriculture has not provided many hot-button issues for the candidates of the 2016 presidential election to discuss – with one exception. Because the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is oft-argued, and because the candidates are spending so much time in Iowa, where roughly 25% of the nation’s ethanol is produced, the question has come up here and there.

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Components of cropland value in the Corn Belt

Farmland markets have received a great deal of attention as farm income has come under pressure due to lower and more volatile commodity prices, and as recent actions by the Federal Reserve have led to increased concern about capitalization rates for real assets such as farmland.

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