Renewable Farming

Month: May 2021

Beans planted with in-furrow biology plus WakeUP reach V2 in 26 days

Soybeans in the photo below are pushing their second trifoliate leaves just over three weeks from a May 1 planting date. Temperatures in this north central Iowa county were slightly warmer than normal in May, but rainfall was below normal. The farmer attributes vigorous growth to a variety known for good emergence, plus an in-furrow treatment of multiple …

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U. of Nebraska research proves benefits of foliar nutrition

Foliar feeding season is coming up fast — and here’s one of the most comprehensive research presentations we’ve seen, documenting benefits of foliar-applied nutrition. Here, we summarize a presentation by the University of Nebraska’s Dr. Roch Gaussoin, based on years of his research on foliar feeding. May 24, 2021 — The 137-slide presentation, titled “Foliar Feeding DOES work” …

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International “Crime Against Humanity” lawsuit launched against WHO, other Covid authorities

More than 10,000 international medical experts and 1,000 attorneys have joined a fast-emerging class action lawsuit against the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control  and other health agencies for Covid-19 “crimes against humanity.”  Most mainstream U.S. media have ignored or censored the legal attack, which was ignited by a German attorney, Dr. Reiner Fuellmich. German citizens are generally familiar …

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Soaring corn, bean, wheat exports: Opportunity to get resilient, not bigger

Our farmer clients are cautious about exuberant over-investing in land and equipment amid the adrenaline rush of $7 corn and $15 beans. They’re wise. Here’s some perspective from a farmer who over-leveraged into the late 1970s farmland boom, which went bust in the early 80s.  May 19, 2021  By Jerry Carlson   Today’s my 85th birthday. I sometimes …

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Bob Streit: Ways to keep your crops growing through dry stretches

Crop consultant Bob Streit of Central Iowa Agronomics is one of our key WakeUP distributors, and he also allows us to occasionally post excerpts from his reports to farmer clients. The six points he offers here are timely as Central Corn Belt farmers wrap up corn planting after one of the driest Aprils we’ve seen. …

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How new U.S tax increases would decimate “keeping the farm in the family”

The Biden administration’s “American Families Plan” would tax inherited land at capital gains rates as a sale. That would curtail childrens’ ability to inherit a farm with a new tax basis “stepped up” to current market value. Inheriting free of capital gains tax has been in effect since 1921. May 6, 2021  The proposed tax law would drastically curtail families’ freedom to bequeath substantial farmland …

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Historic highs in corn and beans? Foliar-feeding this way helps protect yields

My longtime friend Jim Wiesemeyer, Pro Farmer’s policy and trade analyst based near Washington DC, posted this prediction today on ProFarmer.com:  “How low will Brazil’s corn crop go? A lot lower than many think and definitely way below USDA’s current 109 million tonne forecast, based on conversations with veteran Brazil crop watchers. Sources inform the crop is likely in …

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