Stories about corn
Illinois corn and soybean yields since the 2012 drought have been consistently good and above the trend yield.
South American farmers have the opportunity for double or triple cropping since they can plant crops all year.
An expansive, multidecadal agricultural dataset is now available from Purdue University. The Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center drainage research data are from a long-term subsurface drainage project.
Indiana soybean farmers and members of the Indiana Soybean Alliance visited Argentina Jan. 21-29. During the trip they learned about the country’s infrastructure and technology and observed how the current crop is growing.
It looks to be a busy year for the Illinois Corn Growers Association and other commodity groups as key federal and state legislative issues will be at the forefront.
The successes by farmers and the accomplishments by the state’s Department of Agriculture were highlighted to open the Illinois Agricultural Legislative Roundtable.
Agricultural economic conditions across the Corn Belt remain stable and generally favorable, according to the Federal Reserve survey respondents.
In the coming months, growers should work on a plan for tackling tar spot, experts at Corteva Agriscience advise.
Tar spot is a relatively new disease in Indiana, but it has the potential to cause major damage. Corteva Agriscience provided a tar spot timeline to show the effects of the disease since 2016.
In just seven years, tar spot disease in corn has grown in the United States from a relatively minor disease with little economic effect to a major yield-robbing problem.
Historically high corn and soybean prices don’t tend to last for a long period of time.
As 2023 searches for a toehold, both the commodities and securities markets continue on the paths plowed for them by last year’s larger-than-expected inflation, Russia’s brutal war, a likely surge in the global pandemic and a growing power vacuum in American politics.
Sifting through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s largest annual crop data dump unveiled some initial friendly surprises for the grain market.
Lower soybean and corn production estimates tightened ending stocks in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s supply and demand report.
Corn, soybean and wheat supplies through the first quarter of the current marketing year are lower than 12 months ago.