U.S. wheat ending stocks for 2011/12 are projected lower over increased feed and residual use which is raised 35 million bushels reflecting higher-than-expected disappearance during the December-February quarter as indicated by the March 1 stocks. USDA revised wheat ending stocks down 32 million bushels from 825 to 793 million bushels. View full WASDE report
Farm Safety According to recent statistics from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), agricultural work is one of the most dangerous occupations in the U.S.
This spring many farmers have "itchy fingers" when it comes to planting corn earlywhile others plan to wait for the weather to warm up a little more. Research shows that early planted corn doesn't necessarily produce higher yields this fall.
Growers should be actively scouting for rust in winter wheat fields now. The mild winter we had could lead to an outbreak again this spring if the weather is cool and wet. Should we have warm and dry spring weather very little rust may occur. View fact sheet
The cereal leaf beetle is a serious threat to grain producers throughout the state. Although the numbers were down last year, producers should still keep a close eye on their fields. Here is what you need to watch for. View fact sheet