Corn and Soybean Digest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/rss.xml en 5 Agriculture stories to read, April 17, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-17-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get tips for controlling marestail this spring, as well as for reducing compaction with lower tire pressures. Read insight from ag economists about corn price projections for the next marketing year, and from agronomy experts about increasing soybean yields. Finally, enjoy a book for kids about being on the farm.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-17-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-17-2015#comments Corn Soybeans Weeds Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:15:00 +0000 97041 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Trade opportunities with Southeast Asia http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/trade-opportunities-southeast-asia <div class="node-body video-body"><p>This is becoming the trans-pacific year, says Sterling Liddell, vice president, food and agribusiness research, Rabo Agrifinance. "It offers a lot of opportunity to sell into those markets. This area is very important for the future of exports."</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/trade-opportunities-southeast-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/trade-opportunities-southeast-asia#comments Issues China Fri, 17 Apr 2015 16:38:00 +0000 97011 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Data can show cost per bushel http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-can-show-cost-bushel <div class="field-deck"> Which production practices are offering a return on your farm? </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Imagine the power of knowing your long-term average cost per bushel by dominant soil types. Maybe you’ve mastered being profitable on lighter soil types and that is one of your strategic advantages.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-can-show-cost-bushel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/data-can-show-cost-bushel#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Data Decisions Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:08:00 +0000 97001 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2 new tools aim to reduce sudden death syndrome and soybean cyst nematode in your soybean fields http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/2-new-tools-aim-reduce-sudden-death-syndrome-and-soybean-cyst-nematode-your-soybean-fields <div class="field-deck"> Seed treatment update </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>New products aimed at soybean cyst nematode (SCN) and sudden death syndrome are on deck for the 2015 planting season. Bayer CropScience’s ILeVO seed treatment offers a new adversary for SDS, while Syngenta’s Clariva Complete Beans present a new tool for SCN.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/2-new-tools-aim-reduce-sudden-death-syndrome-and-soybean-cyst-nematode-your-soybean-fields" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/2-new-tools-aim-reduce-sudden-death-syndrome-and-soybean-cyst-nematode-your-soybean-fields#comments Seed Soybeans Seed Treatments Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:07:00 +0000 96991 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmer group improves watershed http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farmer-group-improves-watershed <div class="field-deck"> Voluntary efforts prove that innovative programs can cut phosphorus loss. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Farmers in south-central Wisconsin’s Yahara River Watershed are cutting their phosphorus losses by thousands of pounds – before regulators step in with stringent new rules. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farmer-group-improves-watershed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/farmer-group-improves-watershed#comments Conservation Fertilizer Phosphorus Wed, 15 Apr 2015 19:42:00 +0000 96981 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>This vertical manure injection rig from VTI, Washington, Iowa, uses a large fluted coulter to cut through crop residue and open a narrow slot in the soil for manure placement. Closing wheels seal the slot, leaving residue in place. The tool, invented by Iowa no-tiller Phil Reed, incorporates manure with minimal soil disturbance, making it ideal for no-till and reduced tillage systems.</p> Photo: Yahara Pride Farms Corn planting ready to begin http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-planting-ready-begin <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Topsoil conditions this spring have been described as “almost ideal” for corn planting by farm operators and agronomists across southern and western Minnesota. Due to the very limited amount of stored soil moisture in many areas of the region, producers are likely to minimize their tillage trips prior to planting this spring, in order to maintain as much top soil moisture as possible for seed germination and seedling growth. </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-planting-ready-begin" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-planting-ready-begin#comments Corn corn planting Focus on Ag Tue, 14 Apr 2015 21:02:00 +0000 96961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Oil prices & other economic factors impacting farm revenue http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/oil-prices-other-economic-factors-impacting-farm-revenue <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In my road warrior travels interacting with producers and agribusiness leaders, there is much discussion concerning oil prices and other economic variables that seem to provide a surprise around every corner. A question from one producer was, “How is oil connected to up to 80% of farm and ranch expenses and potential revenue?” </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-warrior">Road Warrior</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/oil-prices-other-economic-factors-impacting-farm-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/oil-prices-other-economic-factors-impacting-farm-revenue#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 14 Apr 2015 19:02:00 +0000 96941 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com DIY in-field management zones http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/diy-field-management-zones <div class="node-body video-body"><p>The management zone creation tool, a step-by-step process, allows users to create zones from data including yield, soil type and crop health imagery. The zones can be modified, the rates chosen and test blocks can be added to further test plant populations or applications. All of this is done by the farmer, with a simple online tool at FARMServer.com. Then farmers just upload that prescription to their monitor in their equipment.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/diy-field-management-zones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/diy-field-management-zones#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Precision Farming Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:18:00 +0000 96931 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com MICHELIN OFFERS TIPS FOR REDUCING SOIL COMPACTION http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/michelin-offers-tips-reducing-soil-compaction <div class="node-body press_release-body"><p style="margin-left:6.6pt;"><strong><em>GREENVILLE, S.C., April 14, 2015</em></strong> &mdash; Faced with lower commodity prices, farmers are looking for any edge to improve productivity and crop performance. As the 2015 growing season gets under way, experts say one of the most effective ways to improve yield is to minimize soil compaction by using tires that can operate at a lower air pressure.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/michelin-offers-tips-reducing-soil-compaction" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 04:00:00 +0000 97021 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn planter down-force systems tested http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-planter-down-force-systems-tested <div class="field-deck"> In a low-stress year, farmer trials show modest yield gains from automatic systems. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In 2014, the Boettgers, who farm 3,000 acres near Harlan in southwestern Iowa, decided to harness technology to help solve their planter down-pressure challenge. They outfitted half their 16-row Kinze 3600 planter with an Ag Leader hydraulic down-force system, which automatically senses down force and adjusts it in one second.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-planter-down-force-systems-tested" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-planter-down-force-systems-tested#comments Corn Equipment corn planting Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:29:00 +0000 96921 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Mike Krivit Corn prices remain under pressure http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-under-pressure <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn futures prices tumbled by nearly 10¢ per bushel this past week, with old-crop May closing Friday at $3.77, September at near $3.92 and December new-crop at $4.02. That’s even with good exports and USDA’s projected ending corn stocks still below trade expectations, notes a Memphis, Tenn., market analyst.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-under-pressure" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-under-pressure#comments Corn Marketing Prices Sun, 12 Apr 2015 20:37:00 +0000 96911 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com How do you access news and social networks? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/04102015 <div class="node-body advpoll_binary-body"><p>Cell phones and tablets (like iPads nd other Android-based devices) are becoming an increasingly large part of daily routine and life. With that, we&#39;d like to know how you access your news, as well as social networks. Do you still largely use your computer, or have you turned to hand-held devices? Let us know which device below you use the most often&nbsp;to get your news and interact socially online. Feel free to leave a comment about your phone and tablet use below.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> </div><form action="/poll/04102015" accept-charset="UTF-8" method="post" id="advpoll-voting-binary-form-0" class="advpoll-vote"> <div><div class="poll"> <div class="advpoll-available-choices"> <div class="vote-choices"> <div class="form-radios"><div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3491-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3491"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3491" name="choice" value="3491" class="form-radio" /> Smart phone</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3501-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3501"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3501" name="choice" value="3501" class="form-radio" /> Tablet (iPad or other device)</label> </div> <div class="form-item" id="edit-choice-3511-wrapper"> <label class="option" for="edit-choice-3511"><input type="radio" id="edit-choice-3511" name="choice" value="3511" class="form-radio" /> Computer (desktop or laptop)</label> </div> </div> </div> </div> <input type="hidden" name="ajax" id="edit-ajax" value="" class="ajax" /> <input type="hidden" name="nid" id="edit-nid" value="96901" class="edit-nid" /> <input type="submit" name="op" id="edit-vote-binary-0" value="Answer" class="form-submit" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_build_id" id="form-F7pAz4BHeCFth2OS940QxLXQqwhJS_saFLZC9QY5mQ0" value="form-F7pAz4BHeCFth2OS940QxLXQqwhJS_saFLZC9QY5mQ0" /> <input type="hidden" name="form_id" id="edit-advpoll-voting-binary-form" value="advpoll_voting_binary_form" /> </div> </div></form> <div class="field-redirect-on-submit"> <span>Go to result page on submit:&nbsp;</span> 0 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/poll/04102015#comments Sat, 11 Apr 2015 01:26:29 +0000 96901 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 8 Tips for saving money when corn prices are below $4 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/8-tips-saving-money-when-corn-prices-are-below-4 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This might be a year to only do what pencils out. Here are tips and research on what may make sense for you to reduce this year. From fertilizer tips to seeding rates and product use, to overhead costs and weather planning, university experts offer their best research and ideas to help you save money this growing season. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/8-tips-saving-money-when-corn-prices-are-below-4" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/8-tips-saving-money-when-corn-prices-are-below-4#comments Corn Soybeans Sat, 11 Apr 2015 00:41:00 +0000 96891 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Is a bullish weather card still in the deck for corn? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/bullish-weather-card-still-deck-corn <div class="node-body blog-body">With the weather wild-card still floating around, I think best practice is to simply remain patient and wait for a move higher to reduce any additional new-crop or old-crop risk.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/bullish-weather-card-still-deck-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/bullish-weather-card-still-deck-corn#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:29:00 +0000 96881 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, April 10, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-10-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get tips for applying nitrogen to sandy soils. Learn about the honeybee die off, as well as China's impact on agriculture. Grab some tips for improving your corn and soybean yields this year, and test your ag knowledge with some fun trivia!</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-10-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-10-2015#comments Corn Fertilizer Soybeans Fri, 10 Apr 2015 19:44:00 +0000 96871 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Adopt big data, or else http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/adopt-big-data-or-else <div class="field-deck"> Be an early adopter or compete against those who will accelerate farm consolidation. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>“You don’t have to adopt new technologies, but you have to compete against those who do,” says Moe Russell, farm management consultant. This sums up the huge advantage that Big Data provides to farmers. One expert compares Big Data profits to the launch of hybrid corn – where new technology separated winners from also-rans.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/adopt-big-data-or-else" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/adopt-big-data-or-else#comments Precision Ag Data Fri, 10 Apr 2015 16:05:00 +0000 96861 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Multi-hybrid corn planter trials http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/multi-hybrid-corn-planter-trials <div class="field-deck"> This new planter technology could change how breeders develop corn hybrids and soybean varieties. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Fields across the Midwest will begin sporting a new look in 2015 as farmers begin using variable-rate, multi-cultivar planters, which are available commercially for the first time after being field tested in 2014 by Kinze Manufacturing and Precision Planting, in conjunction with four seed companies.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/multi-hybrid-corn-planter-trials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/multi-hybrid-corn-planter-trials#comments Corn Equipment Soybeans corn planting soybean planting Planters Fri, 10 Apr 2015 14:28:00 +0000 96851 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Varying shades of green highlight the unique appearance of offensive and defensive hybrids in a field trial conducted by Precision Planting. In this trial, dark green hybrids were offensive, and light green, defensive.&nbsp;</p> Photo: Precision Planting 5 tips when using in-furrow starter fertilizer on corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-tips-when-using-furrow-starter-fertilizer-corn <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Minnesota Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Dan Kaiser at the University of Minnesota gets lots of questions about using an in-furrow starter fertilizer when corn prices are low. While it does present an added cost at the time, there are also benefits. Kaiser offers these tips when using in-furrow starter on your corn.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-tips-when-using-furrow-starter-fertilizer-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/5-tips-when-using-furrow-starter-fertilizer-corn#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Crops Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:21:00 +0000 96831 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will U.S. planting delays keep the bulls fed? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-us-planting-delays-keep-bulls-fed <div class="node-body blog-body">Corn continues to trade in a sideways channel as both the bulls and bears defend their case. The bulls continue to talk about planting delays down South caused by conditions that are too wet, while those in the northern Corn Belt are talking about conditions being too dry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-us-planting-delays-keep-bulls-fed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-us-planting-delays-keep-bulls-fed#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:49:00 +0000 96821 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com March USDA report recap http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/march-usda-report-recap <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The large amount of corn and soybean bushels in on-farm storage, much of which is probably not priced, will likely make the grain market trends in the next few months very important for selling the remaining inventories, as well as for pricing the “new crop” 2015 corn and 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/march-usda-report-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/march-usda-report-recap#comments Marketing National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Focus on Ag Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:23:00 +0000 96811 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Family dynamics in business: The curse of wealth and compensation http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/family-dynamics-business-curse-wealth-and-compensation <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>A “kiss of death” to businesses is bringing the younger generation into the business on a manager’s salary, but with hired employee work or skill sets. This principle is accentuated in a volatile economic climate. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-warrior">Road Warrior</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/family-dynamics-business-curse-wealth-and-compensation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/family-dynamics-business-curse-wealth-and-compensation#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:14:00 +0000 96801 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Timing is everything, when selling corn, soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/timing-everything-when-selling-corn-soybeans <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you hold grain into the summer months hoping for a weather driven rally in prices, may I suggest selling your grain earlier and selectively re-owing the sale with the purchase of call options. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/timing-everything-when-selling-corn-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/timing-everything-when-selling-corn-soybeans#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Tue, 07 Apr 2015 19:51:00 +0000 96791 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com New field strips save nutrients http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/new-field-strips-save-nutrients <div class="field-deck"> Conservation prairie strips improve surface runoff water quality, but not tile drainage. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>When it comes to conservation, small prairie strips make a big difference in surface runoff. And not just any strips: ones designed, contoured and placed according to scientific criteria developed over seven years by Iowa State University (ISU) researchers. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/new-field-strips-save-nutrients" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/new-field-strips-save-nutrients#comments Conservation Conservation Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:35:00 +0000 96781 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Diverse prairie grass species strategically located within row crops deliver conservation benefits far beyond the 10% to 20% of a field they occupy, according to seven years of research.</p> Photo: Sarah Hirsh 5 Agriculture stories to read, April 3, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-3-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get some tips for prepping your planter this spring, and check out a Bt trait table to get all the Bt info you need. Read a proposed payment limit rule and dig deeper into nitrogen application data. Finally, enjoy 10 reminders that you grew up on a farm.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-3-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-april-3-2015#comments Corn Equipment Fertilizer corn planting Sat, 04 Apr 2015 01:52:00 +0000 96761 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Planting date impact on soybean variety maturity http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/planting-date-impact-soybean-variety-maturity <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>While we’ve always known that planting delays decrease yields on average, these recent findings confirm that losses from planting soybeans late are lower than those from planting corn late, says Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois crop scientist.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/planting-date-impact-soybean-variety-maturity" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/planting-date-impact-soybean-variety-maturity#comments Seed Soybeans soybean planting Fri, 03 Apr 2015 19:05:00 +0000 96751 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Mobile apps to use on the farm this spring http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/mobile-apps-use-farm-spring <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>This spring, let your smart phone help you as you head to the field. Download these apps to calculate seeding rates and fertilizer applications, as well as input calculators. Track growing degree days and field operations, and get fertilizer rates. Most of the apps are free, and most are available for iPhone and Android-based phones. </p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/mobile-apps-use-farm-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/mobile-apps-use-farm-spring#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Soybeans corn planting soybean planting Agrochemicals Nitrogen Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:46:00 +0000 96741 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Acreage report and planting impact on corn, soybean prices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/acreage-report-and-planting-impact-corn-soybean-prices <div class="node-body video-body"><p>We need to take the acreage report with some caution, says Sterling Liddell, vice president, food and agribusiness research, Rabo AgriFinance. In the USDA acreage report released March 31, corn acres weren't a bullish surprise, and soybeans were, he says, but the report is a baseline going forward. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/acreage-report-and-planting-impact-corn-soybean-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/acreage-report-and-planting-impact-corn-soybean-prices#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Prices Thu, 02 Apr 2015 20:27:00 +0000 96731 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Family dynamics in business: Handling employee issues http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/family-dynamics-business-handling-employee-issues <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Handling employee issues in a farm business, particularly a family-run farm business, is tricky. Sometimes, a meeting is a better choice than an email. But treating all employees like employees, and not family, is a must.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-warrior">Road Warrior</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/family-dynamics-business-handling-employee-issues" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/family-dynamics-business-handling-employee-issues#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:32:00 +0000 96721 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Custom farming rates increase for 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/custom-farming-rates-increase-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As has been the trend in recent years, average 2015 custom rates for farm work are likely to show a small increase, compared to 2015 custom rates. Most custom rates for tillage, planting, and harvest operations in 2015 are listed at 2-5% above the rates for similar operations in 2014, with an average increase of about 3.5%.</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/custom-farming-rates-increase-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/custom-farming-rates-increase-2015#comments Corn Soybeans Farm Equipment Focus on Ag Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:14:00 +0000 96711 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA crop estimates smaller for soybeans, larger for corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-crop-estimates-smaller-soybeans-larger-corn <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois farmdocDaily </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The USDA's much-anticipated March Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports were released today. Those estimates allow for some tweaking of the 2014-15 marketing year corn and soybean balance sheet projections and for developing projections for the 2015-16 marketing year balance sheets.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-crop-estimates-smaller-soybeans-larger-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-crop-estimates-smaller-soybeans-larger-corn#comments Corn Soybeans National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:41:00 +0000 96701 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com