Grains http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/5273/more en Corn prices remain steadily higher http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-steadily-higher <div class="node-body article-body"><p>December 2014 corn futures closed Friday at about $3.72 per bushel and have been above $3.60 more than a month. That’s after they had tanked to $3.20 earlier this fall. Some contend the rally has been caused by harvest delays. But Darrel Good, University of Illinois ag economist, believes the rally is likely due to anticipation of fewer harvested acres.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-steadily-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-steadily-higher#comments Corn Marketing corn production Prices Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:37:00 +0000 94641 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Rainy future for the Corn Belt http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/rainy-future-corn-belt <div class="field-deck"> Wet springs, summers becoming more common; plan for shorter corn, soybean planting windows </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Forecasting higher-than-normal rainfall several months in advance is still folly. But from a climatological standpoint, odds are that wet springs and summers are more likely in the years ahead than they have been in the not-so-distant past. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/rainy-future-corn-belt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/rainy-future-corn-belt#comments Corn Issues Soybeans corn planting Gold soybean planting Precipitation Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:12:00 +0000 94441 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>The chance of excessive spring and summer rains will continue to be higher in parts of the Corn Belt for the foreseeable future, with Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin in the bullseye.</p> Photo: Kurt Lawton November USDA reports reduce corn forecast, increase soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/november-usda-reports-reduce-corn-forecast-increase-soybeans <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Those anticipating today's USDA Crop Production Report were surprised when the corn forecast was lowered from the October report. Soybean production was increased. " If current production and consumption forecasts actually verify, the big story this year will be that extremely large corn and soybean crops resulted in less than burdensome year ending stocks," says Darrel Good, University of Illinois ag economist.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/november-usda-reports-reduce-corn-forecast-increase-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/november-usda-reports-reduce-corn-forecast-increase-soybeans#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans corn production soybean production Prices Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:05:00 +0000 94391 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn residue breakdown myths http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-residue-breakdown-myths <div class="field-deck"> Tillage does not speed residue decay and Bt cornstalks are not more resistant to breakdown. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Three years of tillage and residue field and laboratory trials at Ames, Iowa, found no differences in corn residue breakdown due to tillage or type of residue, says research leader Mahdi Al-Kaisi, ISU Extension soil scientist. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-residue-breakdown-myths" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-residue-breakdown-myths#comments Corn Tillage corn production Gold Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:59:00 +0000 94321 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn residue breakdown photo journal http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-residue-breakdown-photo-journal <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Andy Thompson kept a photo journal of residue breakdown in his cornfield near Niota, in west-central Illinois. The field has been in continuous corn since 2012. This series of photos shows how, in a single season, microbes in healthy soil break down large amounts of corn residue left on the surface.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-residue-breakdown-photo-journal" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-residue-breakdown-photo-journal#comments Corn Tillage corn production Strip Till Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:46:00 +0000 94301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Cornstalk nitrate test reveals nitrogen application accuracy http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/cornstalk-nitrate-test-reveals-nitrogen-application-accuracy <div class="node-body article-body"><p>How many farmers feel that nitrogen application rates are a guessing game, since you don’t know the season’s rainfall forecast? Cornstalk nitrate testing tells you whether you applied enough nitrogen this year, based on cornstalk samples’ nitrate levels at black layer stage. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/cornstalk-nitrate-test-reveals-nitrogen-application-accuracy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/cornstalk-nitrate-test-reveals-nitrogen-application-accuracy#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Nitrogen Fri, 31 Oct 2014 20:42:00 +0000 94201 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Guided cornstalk nitrate testing told Art Gudas, Kewanna, Ind., that his present nitrogen rate of 175 lbs./acre was right on the money. Aerial imagery identifies key sampling spots for&nbsp;<span style="font-size: 13px;">meaningful results.</span></p> Photo: Tim Bath Avoid farm accidents http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/avoid-farm-accidents <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A few simple precautions and a little bit of common sense can go a long way toward helping prevent farm-related accidents and injuries, especially at harvest time, two Purdue University agricultural educators say.</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/avoid-farm-accidents" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/equipment/avoid-farm-accidents#comments Corn Equipment Soybeans corn harvest soybean harvest Farm Equipment Management Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:51:00 +0000 93931 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Oct. 10, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-10-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The "5 Ag stories to read" this week offers tips to manage late-maturing corn, from harvesting to drying to storing. There's also insight into the impact of nitrogen prices on planting decisions. Read about a milestone for biotech crops: harvesting 4 billion acres! Get tips for managing data on your farm to help you work smarter, and check out a new use for soy.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-10-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-oct-10-2014#comments Corn Fertilizer Precision Ag Soybeans corn harvest GMO Sat, 11 Oct 2014 00:32:00 +0000 93881 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Oct. 6 Crop Progress: Corn, soybean harvest behind average pace http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/oct-6-crop-progress-corn-soybean-harvest-behind-average-pace <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn maturity and soybean leaf drop this fall are close to average rates. Corn harvest and soybean harvest, however, are significantly behind the average. Despite that, crop conditions continue to hold steady for both corn and soybeans.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/oct-6-crop-progress-corn-soybean-harvest-behind-average-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/oct-6-crop-progress-corn-soybean-harvest-behind-average-pace#comments Corn Soybeans corn harvest soybean harvest Tue, 07 Oct 2014 15:59:00 +0000 93821 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Better corn, soybean prices by spring? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/better-corn-soybean-prices-spring <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Despite my concerns, I continue to read marketing strategists who are urging producers to store grain at harvest and wait for better prices. Be stubborn! I disagree because I think the odds of a large price rise in the first-half of 2015 are small. The burden is on me to explain my outlook. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/better-corn-soybean-prices-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/better-corn-soybean-prices-spring#comments Marketing corn production Prices Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:25:00 +0000 93751 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com