Focus on Ag http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/70021/feed en 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 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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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> <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