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Warmer temperatures could have detrimental effects on yields when corn plants are densely planted, according to a study from North Carolina State University. Corn yields in such areas decline by about 1.86 percent with every 1 degree Celsius increase in monthly minimum and maximum temperatures through the season, the study’s models show.

Wisconsin had 4.2 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending Oct. 17, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Temperatures were warmer than normal across the state; all areas experienced temperatures 4 or more degrees warmer than normal.

PONTIAC, Ill. — When agronomist Jason Webster welcomed “extreme yield guys” from across the nation to the Precision Technology Institute Farm’s test plots here earlier in August, he was a little disappointed. One walked into the field and told Webster he didn’t expect the field would produce 400 bu./acre corn.

Recently I was fortunate to be “behind the scenes” as a guest while I listened to Tenzin Botsford tell the story of how he and his wife, Stacey, came to be owners of Red Door Farm near Athens, Wisconsin. Botsford’s talk was part of the Marathon County Historical Society’s oral-history project.

Carbon sequestration practices, such as no-till farming, can allow producers to create carbon credits and enter into contracts with aggregator…