Focus on Ag http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/70021/feed en 2014 ARC-CO payments likely http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2014-arc-co-payments-likely <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>It appears highly likely that many crop producers in Minnesota and northern Iowa who are enrolled in the county yield-based Ag Risk Coverage (ARC-CO) farm program choice on their corn base acres will earn a significant farm program payment for the 2014 crop year. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2014-arc-co-payments-likely" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2014-arc-co-payments-likely#comments Corn Soybeans Farm Programs Focus on Ag Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:51:00 +0000 100331 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farm program enrollment deadline is September 30 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-enrollment-deadline-september-30 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farm operators are facing one more important deadline for the ARC/PLC Farm Program for the 2014 and 2015 crop years. They need to enroll in the farm program for 2014 and 2015 at their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office by Sept. 30, 2015, in order to be eligible for farm program payments for those two years. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-enrollment-deadline-september-30" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-enrollment-deadline-september-30#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 25 Aug 2015 23:11:00 +0000 100251 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA crop report surprises grain trade http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-crop-report-surprises-grain-trade <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The USDA Crop Report issued on August 12 estimated the 2014 total U.S. corn production to be just under 13.7 billion bushels, which would be third-highest U.S. corn production in history. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-crop-report-surprises-grain-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-crop-report-surprises-grain-trade#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans USDA Focus on Ag Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:27:00 +0000 100141 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Crop development on track, despite dry conditions http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-development-track-despite-dry-conditions <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>While crop conditions across much of Minnesota and the Upper Midwest remain quite favorable, drier conditions have developed in portions of south-central and southwest Minnesota, and adjoining areas of northern Iowa. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-development-track-despite-dry-conditions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-development-track-despite-dry-conditions#comments Corn Soybeans Weather Focus on Ag Tue, 11 Aug 2015 15:24:00 +0000 100051 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmers' choice for farm programs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-choice-farm-programs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farm operators in Minnesota, Iowa, and other Midwestern states overwhelmingly selected the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) farm program choice for corn and soybeans for the 2014-2018 crop years. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-choice-farm-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-choice-farm-programs#comments Issues Agriculture Focus on Ag Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:45:00 +0000 99961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Ag land values trending lower http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-land-values-trending-lower <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Many agricultural experts and economists have been warning for the past couple of years that we could be headed for a significant correction in farm land values in the Midwest. Based on recent data, there appears to be evidence that a reduction in average land values may be occurring in some regions of the U.S., including the Upper Midwest. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-land-values-trending-lower" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ag-land-values-trending-lower#comments Issues Prices Focus on Ag Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:27:00 +0000 99841 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Crop conditions hold steady in Upper Midwest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-hold-steady-upper-midwest <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Crop conditions across most of Minnesota and much the Midwest have been quite favorable through the first half of the growing season. Crop conditions in a large segment of the southern Corn Belt have been much less favorable during most of the growing season, due to the significant amount of late and prevented planting, along with excessive rainfall in many areas during June and early July. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-hold-steady-upper-midwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-hold-steady-upper-midwest#comments Corn Soybeans Corn Soybean Focus on Ag Wed, 22 Jul 2015 00:19:00 +0000 99431 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn, soybean prices show strength following USDA reports http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-soybean-prices-show-strength-following-usda-reports <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The USDA supply and remand report released July 10 provided some fairly positive numbers for future corn and soybean prices. The report showed decreases in the projected ending stocks for corn in both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 marketing years. The report also verified the expectations for 2015 national corn and soybean yields in the U.S. to be below the record yield levels of 2014. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-soybean-prices-show-strength-following-usda-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-soybean-prices-show-strength-following-usda-reports#comments Marketing Prices USDA Focus on Ag Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:51:00 +0000 99211 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA report increases soybean acreage http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-report-increases-soybean-acreage <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The June 30 USDA report indicated that farmers planted less corn and more soybeans, compared to the USDA March Planting Intentions Report. USDA surveyed more than 70,000 agricultural producers during the first two weeks of June to gather information for the June 30 USDA Report. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-report-increases-soybean-acreage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-report-increases-soybean-acreage#comments Soybeans National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Focus on Ag Tue, 07 Jul 2015 22:12:00 +0000 99101 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn waist-high by 4th of July? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-waist-high-4th-july <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>For generations, the standard measure for corn growth was knee-high by July 4th, which meant that the corn plant should be able to produce a crop for that year. Of course, most farmers a couple of generations ago had much lower yield goals for their corn than the farmers of today. Today, waist-high, or higher, corn by July 4th is a more typical, and has resulted in some very good corn yields in most areas in recent years. It is difficult to get exceptional corn yields in the southern half of Minnesota, if corn is only knee-high or smaller on July 4. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-waist-high-4th-july" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-waist-high-4th-july#comments Corn corn production Focus on Ag Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:26:00 +0000 99021 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com