Stories about corn
The unexpected large reductions in projected corn and soybean harvested acres in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s reports was called a “game changer.” “Wow, did USDA give us something to talk about today,” said Arlan Suderman, StoneX Financial chief commodities economist.
Lower corn and soybean production tightened projected new crop ending stocks in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s latest supply and demand estimates.
The ‘I’ states saw a few harvested acres and average yield projection adjustments in the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s crop production estimates. Harvested acreage changes were based on data that included the latest certified acres statistics from the Farm Service Agency.
It’s rare to find one Midwestern academic publicly questioning the economic and environmental impacts of ethanol.
Earlier this summer, the Precision Conservation Management program released its data summary report for 2015-2021.
Variability is one way to describe the 2022 growing season. “It’s really the story of variability because it depends on where you’re at and if you were lucky enough to catch some rains,” said Jared Goplen, agronomy manager at Wyffels Hybrids.
Adverse growing conditions are among the concerns noted in several Federal Reserve districts as reported in the latest Beige Book.
A good — not great — corn crop in central and southern Indiana should finish strong, but concerns about late-season disease pressure are top of mind for some producers.
August has been phenomenal since we have been blessed with weekly rains. We are approaching 8 inches of rain for the month. Yesterday, the farms near DeKalb got two and a half inches of rain and at home we got eight-tenths of an inch.
In a recent poll of 500 corn farmers, more than half said they are dealing with moderate to severe drought stress this season, according to Pioneer. Severe drought stress can cause yield losses up to 50%.
Incumbent Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker touted the work his administration has done on behalf of agriculture in remarks during the recent Illinois Agricultural Legislative Roundtable candidate forum.
A producer-based survey found less corn and soybean bushels in the “I” states and lower nationwide yield averages. Allendale Inc. projected U.S. corn to average 172.39 bushels per acre and a soybean average of 50.86 bushels per acre.
An annual yield survey by First Mid Ag Services estimates McLean County corn to average 209.46 bushels per acre, slightly below the five-year average. Illinois’ top corn-producing county averaged 205.7 bushels per acre last year and 201.8 in 2020.
Pasture conditions are a wreck. Lack of any rainfall has finished off the grass for this season. Cows are existing on old growth and it’s disappearing at a breakneck pace. We are chopping corn as fast as machinery will allow.
Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch presented Karen Plaut, dean of agriculture at Purdue University, and Gary Truitt, chairman of Hoosier Ag Today and the Indiana Farm Equipment and Technology Expo, with the state’s highest agricultural honor, the AgriVision Award.