Aug 18, 2015
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Corn acreage estimates continue to be disputed

Corn continues to show mixed tendencies as the initial FSA numbers and private crop tours leave more uncertainty and ambiguity than solid definitive answers....More
Aug 18, 2015
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USDA crop report surprises grain trade

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....More
Aug 18, 2015
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Best risk-management tools for agriculture operations

good risk management should be a number of strategies implemented in various combinations to mitigate risk for specific business needs. Often, a business manager imagines one silver bullet that will magically address all needs in the operation. Unfortunately, there is no single tool that effective....More
Aug 14, 2015
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What's next for the soybean market?

Soybean bulls, similar to corn, are having a tough time digesting what appears to be an overly optimistic yield estimate by the USDA. The bulls are also questioning what they believe is a very conservative adjustment to harvested acres....More
Aug. 14, 2015
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What will your corn yield in 2015? 16

Growing conditions have been variable across the Corn Belt this season, and even across states. Because of the variability, we'd like to know what kind of corn yields you're expecting. Will your yields be above average for your farm? Below? Take our latest poll and let us know. Also, feel free to leave a comment with your predicted number, as well as your county/state (comments are anonymous).  ...More

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