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User Picture Paul Carter
  • 1690
  • Polk County, Iowa

Cell phone reception reduced "inside" a corn field?

 
  • 2 votes

Have you noticed that your cell phone reception is reduced in a corn field?

This 50 second video by Iowa State University researchers explains why -- and a link at the end explains how this phenomenon could be used to measure crop vegetation moisture!

 

User Picture The Indiana Farmer
  • 1000
  • N.W. Indiana
User Picture Gina Tumbarello
  • 800
  • Noblesville, IN

USTR Ambassador Tai meets with farmers

 
  • 2 votes

The Biden administration has not named a Chief Ag Negotiator yet, nor has it given insight into the U.S.'s trade policy position and where the U.S. stands with pending agreements and future agreements. In addition, the Trade Promotion Authority has expired. However, that hasn't…

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 1690
  • Polk County, Iowa

July 14, 2021 simulated end-of-season corn yield

 
  • 4 votes

"All models are wrong...some are useful".

This quote by a prominent modeler years ago is accurate for crop end-of-season yield simulation models. These and other crop yield forecast models will never be perfectly accurate, but they can be useful for planning.

Those on the TopYie…

User Picture Kenny Johnson
  • 1700
  • Boone County, IN

Almond Experts

 
  • 2 votes

Does anyone know any experts in Almond production in California?  Would anyone be able to connect me with a thought leader in almond production.  Thanks!

California Almonds Lifecycle I Ideal Mediterranean Climate

Tanveer A.
  • 120
  • Boone County, Indiana

Possible impact on Biden's proposed executive action on increasing competition in agriculture

 
  • 3 votes

Citing that just four companies controlling most of world's corn seeds resulting in increasing price, the proposed order is going to direct USDA to empower farmers, , helping them access markets and compete with large corporations.  

Ref: AgWeb

As large corporations owning most …

User Picture Kent Bennis
  • 2210
  • Delmar, Iowa

Dicamba Trespassing

 
  • 6 votes

The Annual Dicamba Trespassing has started!! How bad is it in your area?

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 1690
  • Polk County, Iowa

US farmers know how to grow high corn yields -- Where will demand for this corn come from in the future?

 
  • 4 votes

   

Recent TopYield/Ag posts on China’s corn buying prompted me to share this 2020 article on “The Changing Distribution of World Corn Production in the 21st Century” by Carl Zulauf with The Ohio State University.

 

As an agronomist, this chart from the article is especially int…

User Picture The Indiana Farmer
  • 1000
  • N.W. Indiana

Getting Ready for the Fair!

 
  • 2 votes

I show a quick video of the kids harness breaking sheep. 

 

User Picture Kenny Johnson
  • 1700
  • Boone County, IN

China's Aggressive U.S. Feed Grains Buying Spree Expected to Continue Despite Shift in Buying Habits

 
  • 4 votes

On AgWeb this morning, there was a story saying that China is buying a lot more corn, beans and sorghum relative to last year.  57.1MMT in 2021 relative to 15.1MMT in 2020.  For my policy and market folks, why such a big increase and what will this do for US market prices?  

Tha…