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  • Oct 23, 2012

    2013 Acreage Watch

    Soybeans come in a poor second compared to corn in Ohio State University's initial crop budget analysis for 2013. The spreadsheet used by Barry Ward, Extension production business management specialist, plugged in sales values of $6.24/bu. for corn and $13.20/ bu. for soybeans....More
  • Oct 9, 2012

    Drought Continues, Harvest Wrapping Up 2

    Even though the 2012 harvest season is rapidly drawing to a close, most areas of southern and western Minnesota remain in severe to extreme drought, with conditions worsening in the past couple of months. The latest U.S. Drought Index places all of south-central and southwest Minnesota in an extreme drought category. Approximately 85% of the major corn- and soybean-producing areas in the U.S. are currently experiencing some level of drought, including most of the Western Corn Belt States and nearly all of the Plains states....More
  • Sep 25, 2012

    Harvest Progresses Rapidly 1

    Corn and soybean harvest is progressing at a very rapid rate in most portions of southern Minnesota and northern Iowa, as a result of almost perfect harvest conditions. As of Sept. 21, harvest progress for both corn and soybeans was at 25-50% completed in much of south-central and southwest Minnesota. This level of harvest progress is more typical of mid- to late October than late September. Most of the crops have matured beyond any potential damage from a killing frost....More
  • Sep 25, 2012

    Crop Progress in Africa

    CSD columnist Kris Klokkenga, who farms in Ghana, Africa, talks about how the current corn crop is developing as far as emergence. This particular farm uses no-till....More
  • Sep 22, 2012
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    2012 Harvest Update 21

    The 2012 harvest is in full swing. Kent Thiesse, vice president, MinnStar Bank, Lake Crystal, Minn., and former Extension educator, talks about the progress of the 2012 harvest, as well as how the crop is yielding versus what is expected....More
  • Sep 11, 2012

    2012 Corn Harvest Underway

    The very warm growing season this year has pushed the 2012 corn crop very rapidly toward maturity. Corn harvest has begun in many areas of south-central and southwest Minnesota. The corn moisture content is in the 20-25% range on early-planted corn, which is more typical of early October conditions. Corn yields in 2012 are expected to be quite variable across southern Minnesota, depending on timely rainfalls, soil types, planting date and corn hybrids. So far, the early corn yields in many areas have been pleasantly surprising, considering the extremely dry conditions that existed throughout most of July and August across the region....More

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