Stories about soybeans
The United States is in position to boost exports in the months ahead. But competition remains strong in South America, where farmers are sitting on ample stocks and just planted the 2023-2024 crop.
Brian Duncan took a minute before he stepped to the podium. His title was just a few hours old when he was introduced to media as “the president of Illinois Farm Bureau, Brian Duncan.”
Evan Hultine can relate to what the then-vice president of Illinois Farm Bureau was going through. “I’m glad you said you had to pinch yourself six years ago. I think that’s pretty much how I’m feeling right now,” he said.
With a look back at successes and a look forward at the changing face of the Illinois Farm Bureau membership and a list of thank-yous “a country mile long,” Richard Guebert Jr. gave his last President’s Address.
VT4PRO isn’t a customized corn hybrid. But it acts like one. “This is a nice option for those low pressure areas, where we still want rootworm protection, but we don’t need SmartStax PRO,” said Rachel Willis.
The unknowns facing the agriculture sector are much greater today than in the past few years and possibly decade.
A year-over-year gain of 5% in agricultural land values, the smallest gain in three years, was reported in the third quarter of 2023, according to a survey.
The droughty growing season revealed some “oopsies” and unusual disease occurrences in fields. Stephanie Porter reviewed the 2023 growing season during an ISA Field Talk event.
In-season management only goes so far in achieving optimum yield without selecting the right soybean varieties to provide the initial foundation.
Even though there was a significant dry period during the early portion of the growing season, Chris Gould is harvesting a very good corn crop this year.
Demeter is a common name in the grain trade. For example, Indiana-centered Demeter LP was a family-owned, regional grain business for more than 50 years.
Earlier this year, I attended the North American European Union Agriculture Conference as a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Trade Advisory Committee.
The Illinois Soybean Association doubled the number of soybean production research projects approved for fiscal year 2024.
Earlier planted soybeans have become the norm as agronomists and academia tout the practice’s benefit in optimizing growth and ultimately yields.
A preemergent herbicide with three sites of action received a full rollout into the marketplace this year and was highlighted at the Farm Progress Show.