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Post-Halloween Devils May Be Still Lurking

If your 2005 corn crop grew in dry conditions, or semi-dry conditions, or you had some dry weather at times, the specter of aflatoxin is a trick and certainly not a treat at this time of year. Woe to those who have it in their bin, and are unaware of the problems involved.

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Posted by Stu Ellis on 11/02 at 12:02 PM | (0) Comments | Permalink

Money:  making some and spending more.

Your farming priorities are quickly shifting from the combine and tractor cabs to your desk. Ugh! But it is quickly becoming the paperwork season and you’ll soon need to do some calculating, tax planning, and budgeting for 2006.

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Posted by Stu Ellis on 11/01 at 05:42 AM | (0) Comments | Permalink

What is your marketing plan for corn?

Congratulations, you are finally finished with harvest! Your corn may be in your bin, or it may be on the ground at the elevator. Some of it needs to be sold so you can pay your operating expenses and get ready for next year. Your marketing plan is usually developed at the coffee shop and implemented on the fly; but this year is different and you have opened the Farmgate and come to the “Well of Knowledge.”
Let’s quickly travel around the Cornbelt and visit with several Extension Marketing Specialists and find out what their current outlook is for the corn market.

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Posted by Stu Ellis on 11/01 at 04:56 AM | (0) Comments | Permalink

Extension Update

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Posted by Stu Ellis on 10/28 at 03:57 PM | (0) Comments | Permalink

Nitrogen:  getting bang for your buck.

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Posted by Stu Ellis on 10/24 at 03:02 PM | (0) Comments | Permalink

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