We have been hit with sub zero temps, knee deep mud and snow piled head high in the past few weeks. We like to grumble about it but it is the livestock that is really suffering. Momma cows with newborn calves or those getting ready to calve are battling some tough conditions. Your cows are your Factory. If the production line is breaking down, you don’t produce your product and you don’t have inventory to sell. Your have to keep the Factory running. This is a critical time for your cows nutritional needs. Poor nutrition now leads to loss of body condition, calving difficulty, weak calves, and slow breed back.
Hay is in short supply and everyone is scrambling to stretch their forages as far as they can. Much of the hay is lower in quality and we need to supplement this forage to meet the cows needs. Supplementing vitamins [ … ]
Only 50 days till Spring! For everyone shoveling out or dealing with frigid temperatures, the countdown to the first day of Spring means relief is in sight. It also means that you should start thinking about crop insurance. March 15th (sales closing) will be here before we know it! This is the deadline to update and make any changes to your insurance program.
FSA offices have reopened. The offices will be operating under normal business hours through February 8th and then we will have to see if they get a permanent agreement to prevent another government shutdown.. This is very important for farmers that haven’t reported their production for the market facilitation program (MFP). Originally the MFP had a January 15th deadline but has been extended until February 14th. If you haven’t reported your production to the FSA office yet it would be a good idea to get that done soon.
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FINALLY! China approves the Enlist E3 soybeans! This is fantastic news for farmers everywhere! Enlist E3 soybeans are soybeans that have a triple-stacked tolerance to 3 different herbicides. These herbicides are, 2, 4-D choline, glyphosate (Round-Up), and glufosinate (Liberty). It adds another weapon we can use to help fight the war on weeds. Which, as we all know, is a never-ending battle.
Right now, there are a few different herbicides that are approved to use on Enlist E3 soybeans. There’s Enlist Duo, which is a tank mix of 2,4D choline and glyphosate. There’s also Enlist One, which is just a straight formula of the 2,4-D choline. Both can be tank mixed, but they must be mixed with approved herbicides. That list can be found on enlisttankmix.com.
If you’re interested in planting Enlist E3 beans, we here at Quality Ag Service can get you started! We have some Enlist E3 soybeans available [ … ]
Welcome to our blog page. It’s our New Year’s resolution to use this page to bring you timely information from our industry with a little bit of fun commentary thrown in. Our first entry is from one of our Sales Agronomists, Brogan Bulecheck. Stay tuned for new entries each week. Kris Knowles