Ongoing curiosity to better understand the environmental ramifications of farming near the Chesapeake Bay earned Maryland corn growers the 2016 Reaching for Excellence Award from the National Corn Growers Association.
How big is data in U.S. agriculture? Consider that one acre of corn can generate seven gigabytes of data. With approximately 93 million acres of the crop currently in production, that’s 145 million DVDs filled with information—from just one crop.
Tractor speed, GPA, nozzle type, pressure, boom height, and chemicals applied are all interacting to partially determine the effectiveness of herbicide applications. Herbicide rate, timing and environmental conditions before and after application...
U.S. agriculture is experiencing its fourth distinct recession in the last century. A modern look at the historical paths downturns took can provide insight, and useful reference points, to what the economic landscape might be down the road.
It’s time for another farm bill to be born. Interest groups of all flavors are actively gathering the stats, pacts, opinions and facts they will swing to mold into life a complicated, regionally contentious piece of legislation.
Hulless barley is the same as traditional hulled barley except the seed hull starts to crack as the grain matures. The hull is then removed during harvesting to give a grain that has been shown in research to be equal to corn for many types of...
Mexico, one of the top buyers of U.S. corn, hinted they might consider an upcoming Mexican bill in their legislature that would redirect corn buying efforts to Brazil and other trading partners instead of from U.S. suppliers.