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April, 2017 There are 2 posts in this archive

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Independently Owned

posted on April 21, 2017 / 0 Comments

As we enter into the New Year, and as I’m out and about throughout the country, one of the biggest things I hear as a growing concern is about all the mergers taking place in agriculture right now.  I believe there’s a growing apprehension among producers and suppliers that the landscape taking shape in the seed industry may not have their best interest at heart.  The agriculture industry, not unlike many other industries, has started to experience the pains that come along with extensive mergers and acquisitions.  Please don’t misunderstand me. I’m not “demonizing” these mergers and/or the companies in …

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White vs. Pink Cobs

posted on April 4, 2017 / 0 Comments

By: Mark Kirk I often get questions concerning cob color, and whether it makes a difference in silage nutritive values. In fact, someone just this week wanted to see any data I had. So I reached into my silage files for 2016 and averaged two hybrids with white cobs and two hybrids with pink cobs. To get one thing straight cob color is determined by the hybrid's parents. The parents of hybrids with white cobs both have white cobs and hybrids with pink cobs can have parents with one white one red, one white one pink, or two pink cobs. So, what did …

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