Jul 17, 2012

Land Purchase Question 2

The following is a question on land purchases that I received earlier this spring, while I was out doing my Road Warrior talks around the country. I am tardy on my response, but “better late than never” is the next best alternative. Let’s put some thought to this question....More
Jul 17, 2012

USDA Lowers 2012 Yield Estimates, Announces Disaster Assistance 3

USDA surprised the grain markets by lowering the projected 2012 national average corn and soybean yields by more than expected in estimates released on July 11. USDA is now estimating the 2012 U.S. national average corn yield at 146 bu./acre, based on U.S. crop conditions on July 1. This is down 12% from the June 1 national corn yield estimate of 166 bu....More
Jul 17, 2012

U.S. Drought Worst in 56 Years 1

The U.S. is in the midst of its worst drought since the mid-1950s, according to the National Climatic Data Center’s monthly "State of the Climate" report for June. The report released Monday morning said that 55% of the contiguous U.S. was considered to be in moderate to extreme drought at the end of June, the highest percentage since December of 1956, when about 58% of the country was considered to be under such drought conditions, based on the Palmer Drought Index, which measures long-term drought....More
Jul. 12, 2012

What are you predicting for corn yields this fall (leave an estimated number in the comments)? 13

After the July 11 WASDE report said estimated corn yields were reduced by 20 bu. from the June report, we want to know, what are you predicting for corn yields, as a percentage of what's normal or average on your farm. We'd love to know numbers, too, so leave a comment with a bushel-per-acre estimate, as well as your county/state....More

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