Focus on Ag http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/70021/feed en USDA crop predictions sends corn and soybean prices lower from July estimates http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-crop-predictions-sends-corn-and-soybean-prices-lower-july-estimates <div class="node-body blog-body">Not only are U.S. corn and soybean farmers predicted to harvest a record number of acres but also a record yield. </div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-crop-predictions-sends-corn-and-soybean-prices-lower-july-estimates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-crop-predictions-sends-corn-and-soybean-prices-lower-july-estimates#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans corn production Focus on Ag Mon, 15 Aug 2016 13:23:00 +0000 106031 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Leaders and farmers discuss ag issues at Farmfest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/leaders-and-farmers-discuss-ag-issues-farmfest <div class="node-body blog-body">Farmers gathered to hear the latest on what is happening in the state and national legislatures.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/leaders-and-farmers-discuss-ag-issues-farmfest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/leaders-and-farmers-discuss-ag-issues-farmfest#comments Marketing Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:03:00 +0000 105861 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Land values declining in many areas http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/land-values-declining-many-areas <div class="node-body blog-body">What does the future hold for land values? It all depends on crop prices, yields and the livestock markets.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/land-values-declining-many-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/land-values-declining-many-areas#comments Marketing Management Focus on Ag Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:56:00 +0000 105591 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Two congressional candidate forums at IDEAg Farmfest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/two-congressional-candidate-forums-ideag-farmfest <div class="node-body blog-body">IDEAg Farmfest to host ag water quality and farm financial strategies forums as well as two congressional forums.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/two-congressional-candidate-forums-ideag-farmfest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/two-congressional-candidate-forums-ideag-farmfest#comments Issues Election Focus on Ag Mon, 25 Jul 2016 17:23:00 +0000 105431 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Grain prices fall sharply after USDA releases Grain Supply and Demand report http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/grain-prices-fall-sharply-after-usda-releases-grain-supply-and-demand-report <div class="node-body blog-body">The USDA Grain Supply and Demand Report predicts good yields for the 2016 harvest in both the corn and soybean fields. This news sent prices falling and is expected to have a significant financial impact on Midwest farmers.</div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/grain-prices-fall-sharply-after-usda-releases-grain-supply-and-demand-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/grain-prices-fall-sharply-after-usda-releases-grain-supply-and-demand-report#comments Marketing Marketing and Promotion Focus on Ag Mon, 18 Jul 2016 18:07:00 +0000 105271 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Crop conditions are a mix across the United States http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-are-mix-across-united-states <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>When it comes to crop production, most long-term farm operators are often heard saying that <em>&ldquo;no two years are the same&rdquo;.</em></p> <p>That statement is certainly true in many portions of Southern Minnesota and Northern Iowa as it relates to the 2016 growing season, in comparison to the previous year.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-are-mix-across-united-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-are-mix-across-united-states#comments Marketing corn production Focus on Ag Mon, 11 Jul 2016 14:50:00 +0000 105121 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Latest acreage report shows increase in corn, soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/latest-acreage-report-shows-increase-corn-soybeans <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The June USDA Acreage Report is always highly anticipated, because it becomes the first hard data after the March USDA Plantings Intentions Report to give an indication of crop production levels in a given growing season, as of June 1.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/latest-acreage-report-shows-increase-corn-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/latest-acreage-report-shows-increase-corn-soybeans#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans USDA Focus on Ag Tue, 05 Jul 2016 21:24:00 +0000 105001 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2015 ARC-CO payment estimates decline http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2015-arc-co-payment-estimates-decline <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farmers who had 2015 corn and soybean yields higher than benchmark, but were still scheduled to receive an ARC-CO payment, will likely see reduced amounts, compared to earlier estimates.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2015-arc-co-payment-estimates-decline" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2015-arc-co-payment-estimates-decline#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Programs Focus on Ag Tue, 28 Jun 2016 16:24:00 +0000 104891 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmers facing replant decisions http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-facing-replant-decisions <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Crop producers in the Upper Midwest who are facing either prevented planting or crop replant situations should contact their crop insurance agent for more details on the prevented planting and replant options with various crop insurance policies. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-facing-replant-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-facing-replant-decisions#comments Corn Soybeans soybean planting Focus on Ag Tue, 21 Jun 2016 15:46:00 +0000 104811 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Latest USDA WASDE supports higher grain prices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/latest-usda-wasde-supports-higher-grain-prices <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The June report lowered the 2015-16 corn ending stocks by 95 million bushels, and the 2015-16 soybean ending stocks by 30 million bushels, as compared to the May report. In addition, projected 2016-17 ending stocks were lowered by 145 million bushels for corn, and by 45 million bushels for soybeans.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/latest-usda-wasde-supports-higher-grain-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/latest-usda-wasde-supports-higher-grain-prices#comments Corn Soybeans USDA Focus on Ag Tue, 14 Jun 2016 19:01:00 +0000 104691 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Crop conditions mixed across corn-, soybean-producing areas http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-mixed-across-corn-soybean-producing-areas <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The spring of 2016 has been a battle for some Upper Midwest crop producers as they have tried to get corn and soybeans planted on a timely basis. Heavy rains over in the past couple of weeks have caused further planting delays in these regions, in addition to resulting in drown-out damage in other locations across the Upper Midwest.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-mixed-across-corn-soybean-producing-areas" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-mixed-across-corn-soybean-producing-areas#comments Corn Soybeans Corn Soybean Focus on Ag Tue, 07 Jun 2016 21:33:00 +0000 104591 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Land values decline, continuing correction http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/land-values-decline-continuing-correction <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Based on recent data, there appears to be evidence that a reduction in average land values has been occurring in some regions of the U.S., including the Upper Midwest. Much lower corn and soybean prices in 2014 and 2015 have resulted in significant reductions in farm income levels, thus putting downward pressure on average land values in many areas.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/land-values-decline-continuing-correction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/land-values-decline-continuing-correction#comments Issues Prices Focus on Ag Tue, 31 May 2016 21:08:00 +0000 104481 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Challenges emerging with corn and soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/challenges-emerging-corn-and-soybeans <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>After the encouraging start to the growing season in April, there have been several crop challenges across the region, including delayed planting, poor emergence, and frost damage. Fortunately, a bit more favorable weather during the week of May 16-21 has helped improve the crop conditions in many areas.</p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/challenges-emerging-corn-and-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/challenges-emerging-corn-and-soybeans#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production Focus on Ag Mon, 23 May 2016 18:11:00 +0000 104341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com WASDE report moves soybean prices higher http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/wasde-report-moves-soybean-prices-higher <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>. The May report showed slightly lower corn ending stocks for 2015-16, and significantly lower soybean ending stocks, as compared to the April Report. Corn stocks are expected to show a 19 percent increase by the end of the 2016-17 marketing year, while the ending stocks for soybeans are expected to decrease by 24 percent during that time. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/wasde-report-moves-soybean-prices-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/wasde-report-moves-soybean-prices-higher#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans USDA Focus on Ag Mon, 16 May 2016 22:11:00 +0000 104231 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2016 CRP was most selective in history http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2016-crp-was-most-selective-history <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Nationwide, there were more than 26,000 offers to enroll over 1.8 million acres under the General CRP enrollment period earlier this year. Only 411,000 acres, or 23 percent of the total, were accepted under the General CRP enrollment, making this the most “selective” enrollment period in the 30-year history of the CRP. </p></div> <p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2016-crp-was-most-selective-history" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2016-crp-was-most-selective-history#comments Conservation Conservation Farm Service Agency (FSA) Focus on Ag Tue, 10 May 2016 19:26:00 +0000 104171 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com