Stories about corn
Matt and I were married in 2012. On Oct. 11, 2013, Matt’s father took his own life. We had been married a mere 13 months and suddenly had to navigate both being young and newly married and taking over the family farm, hog and cattle operation.
With the last five or so days of July-type weather most all the crops got planted in a hurry and much has emerged looking great. Here, though, our organic corn and soybean seed is still in the bag.
Well, the grass and forage has really taken off. Last Monday, May 9, I clipped forage samples from the current lot and the field I would be going into. Everyone talks about the “spring flush” and its washy grass.
President Joe Biden vowed to help American farmers try to ease a global spike in food prices following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine as he visited a family farm and unrolled policies meant to increase harvests in ways that could also help to reduce grocery bills at home.
The Consumer Price Index, a gauge of inflation, hit a 40-year high last month, and most economists expected the same report this week to show an improvement. In fact, there was nary an economist or analyst that was not looking for some improvement and easing of inflation.
Field trials of a new cover crop, CoverCress, are in its third year at the Illinois State University Farm and multiple benefits are being realized as intended.
A decline in world and U.S. wheat stocks and an unexpected early move away from the trend-line corn yield provide some bullish fodder when the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s supply and demand estimates were issued.
A first look at the next marketing year balance sheets that included the potential impact of Ukraine crop production due to the Russian invasion was released by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
One of the more confounding political riddles pundits love to debate is how Democrats “lost” rural America. If the past month is any indication, however, it looks less like the Dems lost rural America and more like they are just lost in rural America.
Farmers were encouraged by strengthened commodity prices, but are still worried about high cost inflation, according to the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer.
A train carrying 2,000 metric tons of Ukrainian corn arrived in Austria, part of European efforts to elude a Russian blockade of Ukraine’s ports that has prevented critical supplies of wheat, corn and other grains from getting to countries in Africa, Middle East and part
Corn planting progress was well behind the five-year average through early May and an agronomist urges farmers to wait for ideal conditions.
Favorable growing season conditions for the 2021 crop likely benefited the high quality of corn at export terminals, according to the U.S. Grains Council Corn Export Cargo Quality Report.
Eight Midwest governors sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in support of the year-round sale of E15 fuel.
A new analysis by the Renewable Fuels Association found corn ethanol now provides nearly three times the energy used to produce it.