Government http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/5489/more en USDA crop report surprises grain trade http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-crop-report-surprises-grain-trade <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>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. </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/usda-crop-report-surprises-grain-trade" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-crop-report-surprises-grain-trade#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans USDA Focus on Ag Tue, 18 Aug 2015 20:27:00 +0000 100141 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmers' choice for farm programs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-choice-farm-programs <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farm operators in Minnesota, Iowa, and other Midwestern states overwhelmingly selected the Agricultural Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) farm program choice for corn and soybeans for the 2014-2018 crop years. </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/farmers-choice-farm-programs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farmers-choice-farm-programs#comments Issues Agriculture Focus on Ag Wed, 05 Aug 2015 04:45:00 +0000 99961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn, soybean prices show strength following USDA reports http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-soybean-prices-show-strength-following-usda-reports <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The USDA supply and remand report released July 10 provided some fairly positive numbers for future corn and soybean prices. The report showed decreases in the projected ending stocks for corn in both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 marketing years. The report also verified the expectations for 2015 national corn and soybean yields in the U.S. to be below the record yield levels of 2014. </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-soybean-prices-show-strength-following-usda-reports" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/corn-soybean-prices-show-strength-following-usda-reports#comments Marketing Prices USDA Focus on Ag Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:51:00 +0000 99211 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA grain stocks, acreage estimates supportive for corn, soybean prices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/usda-grain-stocks-acreage-estimates-supportive-corn-soybean-prices <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>University of Illinois Agricultural Economist Darrel Good says that while considerable uncertainty will persist for the next three months, the recent USDA reports substantially increase the odds that the average farm price will be above $4 for the 2015-16 marketing year and that the average soybean price will once again be near $10.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/usda-grain-stocks-acreage-estimates-supportive-corn-soybean-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/usda-grain-stocks-acreage-estimates-supportive-corn-soybean-prices#comments Corn Soybeans USDA Thu, 02 Jul 2015 12:54:00 +0000 99041 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com WTO ruling challenges COOL regulations http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/wto-ruling-challenges-cool-regulations <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In response to the latest WTO ruling, legislation has now been passed by the U.S. House of Representatives that would eliminate the COOL requirements for beef, pork, and chicken muscle and ground products; however, the U.S. Senate has yet to act on the legislation. There is considerable bi-partisan support for this legislation in Congress, especially from states that could be facing significant economic impacts from trade retaliation by Canada and Mexico. </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/wto-ruling-challenges-cool-regulations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/wto-ruling-challenges-cool-regulations#comments Issues Legislation Focus on Ag Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:10:00 +0000 98671 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Vilsack addresses Commodity Classic crowd http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/vilsack-addresses-commodity-classic-crowd <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack spoke to farmers this week at Commodity Classic. He thanked them for their hard work, extended the deadline for base acre and yield changes, asked for their help in passing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade promotion and addressed GMOs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/vilsack-addresses-commodity-classic-crowd" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/vilsack-addresses-commodity-classic-crowd#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Management Trade Fri, 27 Feb 2015 23:07:00 +0000 96101 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Kurt Lawton USDA projects lower soybean plantings lower than trade expectations http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/usda-projects-lower-soybean-plantings-lower-trade-expectations <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Although USDA projects that plantings will decline among the three commodities, recent reports actually suggest that many U.S. farmers may be preparing to switch more acres from corn into soybeans due to the lower costs of production. Such a scenario would lead to increases in soybean plantings for 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/usda-projects-lower-soybean-plantings-lower-trade-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/usda-projects-lower-soybean-plantings-lower-trade-expectations#comments Corn Soybeans corn planting soybean planting USDA Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:55:00 +0000 96021 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA report recap, January 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-report-recap-january-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As expected, the USDA Crop Production Report released on Jan. 12 indicates that both the total U.S. corn production and soybean production for 2014 were at record levels. The final 2014 national average yields per acre for both corn and soybeans were also at record levels. Following are some highlights of the recent USDA Crop Production Report, as well as the latest USDA Supply and Demand (WADSE) Report.</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/usda-report-recap-january-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-report-recap-january-2015#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans USDA Focus on Ag Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:59:00 +0000 95501 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn stocks up 7% from December 2013, soybean stocks up 17% http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-stocks-7-december-2013-soybean-stocks-17 <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The Jan. 12 Grain Stocks report from USDA estimated corn stocks up 7% and soybean stocks up 17% from the December 2013 report. Bushels stored on farm are also up over a year ago, for both corn and soybeans.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-stocks-7-december-2013-soybean-stocks-17" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-stocks-7-december-2013-soybean-stocks-17#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production USDA Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:02:00 +0000 95361 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Align COOL to WTO standards http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/align-cool-wto-standards <div class="field-byline"> By Doug Peterson, Minnesota Farmers Union </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It is time to work with the USDA and other key stakeholders on how we can align COOL to WTO standards, while keeping the integrity of the law and its purpose in place. It only makes economic sense to favor our own domestic products that are of a higher standard and support American farmers and ranchers. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/align-cool-wto-standards" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/align-cool-wto-standards#comments Issues USDA Tue, 28 Oct 2014 13:41:00 +0000 94141 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p><span style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 11px; line-height: 16.2000007629395px;">The &#39;COOL&#39; label would be required on fresh and frozen produce, some nuts, fresh meat, poultry and fish.</span></p> Photo: Justin Sullivan, Getty Images