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  • Federal agencies have to sort through tens of thousands of public comments on their regulations -- is yours going to stand out? (File photo courtesy of Dvortygirl)

    Speak Up Online

    Public comment periods are a chance for farmers to influence key regulatory decisions, but most comments are ineffective and overlooked.

  • Brice Custer of Hays, Kansas, (left) and Jimmy Emmons of Leedey, Oklahoma, both spoke at the No-till on the Plains conference this week in Wichita, Kansas, about ways cover crops added profitability to their operations. (DTN photos/illustration by Chris Clayton)

    Diversifying for Soil Health

    While various institutes, universities and partnerships continue studying soil health and cover-crop practices to come up with economic models, farmers highlight their savings or gains at conferences such as No-till...

  • Pioneer hopes more farmers in Iowa and Illinois will start planting high oleic Plenish soybeans now that the company has full regulatory approval in key export markets. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Full Bean Ahead

    All varieties of the specialty soybeans are now fully commercialized, and smaller companies are joining the marketplace.

  • Feedlot cattle fed Enogen Feed hybrids saw their digestibility increase to around 65% to 70%, according to a UNL beef feedlot Extension specialist. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    From Fuel to Feed

    Enogen corn, which was introduced originally to aid in ethanol production, is now finding its way into cattle rations.

  • North Dakota farmer Rocky Bateman learned that corn is the best crop to follow sunflowers in a diversified crop rotation. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by David L. Hansen)

    Fine-Tuning Rotations

    Fine-tuning diversified rotations helps one North Dakota farmer overcome yield-limiting conditions.

  • A Twin Diamond strip-till implement demonstrates four types of closing wheels. (DTN/The Progressive Farmer photo by Susan Winsor)

    Conservation Tillage Checklist

    Consider multiple factors when switching to a higher-surface residue system.

  • The average retail price of anhydrous was $461 per ton the third week of December 2017, up 12% from a month earlier. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Average retail prices for all but UAN32 continued to move higher the third week of December 2017. The biggest price increase was for anhydrous, which is 12% more expensive compared to last month.

  • Anhydrous prices have continued to rise in recent weeks. (DTN file photo by Jim Patrico)

    N Prices on the Rise

    Experts say several different factors have come together to push nitrogen prices higher heading into 2018. However, good news for farmers may be coming in the future.

  • The National Corn Growers Association on Monday announced the winners of its 2017 National Corn Yield Contest. (Logos courtesy of the National Corn Growers Association)

    NCGA Announces Yield Contest Winners

    The National Corn Growers Association on Monday announced the winners of its 2017 National Corn Yield Contest. David Hula of Charles City, Virginia, repeated as yield champion in the no-till/strip-till irrigated category...

  • The top yield in the National Sorghum Producers 2017 Yield Contest was 228.07 bushels per acre. (Photo courtesy of the National Sorghum Producers)

    Sorghum Yield Contest Winners Announced

    The National Sorghum Producers on Tuesday announced the winners of the 2017 NSP Yield Contest. Producer yields were highlighted in 10 different categories with this year's top yield at 228.07 bushels per acre.

  • The long list of spray requirements to use dicamba herbicides continues to grow as some states fine tune labels for the coming spray season. (DTN photo by Pamela Smith)

    Spraying Gets Specific

    Arkansas legislators tell state regulators to revise proposed limits on dicamba use; other states set spray limitations that exceed new federal labels on the herbicide.

  • The average retail price of potash during the first week of December 2017 was $343, up about 0.5% from $341 the first week of November 2017. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Average retail prices for most fertilizers continued to move higher, while the price for two fertilizers moved lower during the first week of December 2017.

  • The medium-term outlook for global phosphate fertilizer demand is for more growth to continue. (Graphic courtesy of Juan von Gernet, PhosAgro)

    World Fertilizer - 2

    The global phosphorus (P) outlook appears to be well-balanced in the coming years. The world P demand is on the rise with certain countries set to use more nutrients while other regions of the world are seeing P production and consumption declining...

  • The average retail price of anhydrous was $417 per ton the last week of November 2017, up about 4% from $401 the last week of October 2017. (DTN chart)

    DTN Retail Fertilizer Trends

    Average retail prices for most fertilizers were higher, while prices for a couple fertilizers continued to buck the trend and push lower the last week of November 2017 compared to last month.

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