Focus on Ag http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/70021/feed en 2016 Custom farming agreements: Rates advantages and agreement basics http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2016-custom-farming-agreements-rates-advantages-and-agreement-basics <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Although the concept of a custom farming agreement is simple, close communication between the custom operator and the landowner is essential. A written contract for the custom farming agreement should definitely be prepared. </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/2016-custom-farming-agreements-rates-advantages-and-agreement-basics" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2016-custom-farming-agreements-rates-advantages-and-agreement-basics#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production Crops Focus on Ag Tue, 26 Apr 2016 23:09:00 +0000 104001 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Surprising rally in corn, soybean prices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/surprising-rally-corn-soybean-prices <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>this may be a year to pay close attention to grain market changes during planting season. The soybean market appears to be offering some very favorable pricing opportunities for any remaining 2015 soybean inventory.</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/surprising-rally-corn-soybean-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/surprising-rally-corn-soybean-prices#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Focus on Ag Tue, 19 Apr 2016 19:38:00 +0000 103911 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Ready, set, plant! http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ready-set-plant <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>With the passing of April 11, farmers in the Upper Midwest are gearing up for full-scale fieldwork and corn planting as the weather warms up in the coming days.</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/ready-set-plant" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ready-set-plant#comments Corn corn planting Focus on Ag Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:11:00 +0000 103821 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Surprising USDA reports http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/surprising-usda-reports <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>On March 31, 2016, USDA released the Prospective Plantings Report, as well as the Quarterly Grain Stocks Report. These were very highly anticipated reports, due to the uncertainty in grain prices in recent months, the potential for increases in U.S. corn and soybean acreage in 2016, and the potential for even larger increases in USDA estimated grain stocks in the coming 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/surprising-usda-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/surprising-usda-reports#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Management Focus on Ag Tue, 05 Apr 2016 21:31:00 +0000 103731 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Understanding the difference in 2015 ARC-CO payments http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/understanding-difference-2015-arc-co-payments <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Many producers are having difficulty understanding why there is such a wide variation in the estimated 2015 ARC-CO payments from county to county, even though the counties may have had similar corn yields in 2015, based on yield estimates from the USDA.</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/understanding-difference-2015-arc-co-payments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/understanding-difference-2015-arc-co-payments#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Focus on Ag Tue, 29 Mar 2016 21:09:00 +0000 103631 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2016 Custom farm rates hold steady http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2016-custom-farm-rates-hold-steady <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The 2016 custom farming rates for corn and soybean production declined about 5 percent compared to a year earlier. In addition to the decline in fuel costs compared to 2015 levels, repair and labor expenses increased slightly from the previous 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/2016-custom-farm-rates-hold-steady" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2016-custom-farm-rates-hold-steady#comments Corn Soybeans Crops Focus on Ag Mon, 21 Mar 2016 20:17:00 +0000 103501 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Agriculture stats for National Ag Week http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/agriculture-stats-national-ag-week <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>National Ag Week is March 13-19 across the United States, and March 15, is National Ag Day. To help celebrate, enjoy some statistics about today’s agriculture industry.</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/agriculture-stats-national-ag-week" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/agriculture-stats-national-ag-week#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Focus on Ag Tue, 15 Mar 2016 21:34:00 +0000 103421 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Final crop insurance decisions must be made by March 15 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/final-crop-insurance-decisions-must-be-made-march-15 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>March 15 is the deadline to purchase crop insurance for the 2016 crop year for corn and soybeans. USDA Risk Management Agency (RMA) recently announced the 2016 established YP, RP and RPE prices: $3.86 per bushel for corn and $8.85 per bushel for soybeans. </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/final-crop-insurance-decisions-must-be-made-march-15" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/final-crop-insurance-decisions-must-be-made-march-15#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Focus on Ag Tue, 08 Mar 2016 22:44:00 +0000 103341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Estimated corn and soybean ARC-CO payments for 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/estimated-corn-and-soybean-arc-co-payments-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Many producers are now wondering what the 2015 ARC-CO payments will be, which will be paid in October 2016, given that average corn and soybean price levels have remained quite low. </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/estimated-corn-and-soybean-arc-co-payments-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/estimated-corn-and-soybean-arc-co-payments-2015#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Disaster Focus on Ag Tue, 01 Mar 2016 22:37:00 +0000 103251 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com With low prices, crop insurance is a risk management tool http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/low-prices-crop-insurance-risk-management-tool <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Due to the current tight margins in crop production for the 2016 crop year, some farmers are contemplating reducing crop insurance coverage to save on premium costs. While there may be a small savings in the premium costs per acre, that decision could add considerable risk to the farm operation for the coming 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/low-prices-crop-insurance-risk-management-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/low-prices-crop-insurance-risk-management-tool#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Crop Focus on Ag Tue, 16 Feb 2016 21:10:00 +0000 103081 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com