Soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en USDA Crop Progress: Corn planting nearly finished; soybean planting over half complete http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-crop-progress-corn-planting-nearly-finished-soybean-planting-over-half-complete <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Farmers across the U.S. are nearly finished planting corn, and almost three-quarters of what's been planted has emerged. Soybean planting is more than half complete, and almost a third of the overall crop has emerged.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-crop-progress-corn-planting-nearly-finished-soybean-planting-over-half-complete" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-crop-progress-corn-planting-nearly-finished-soybean-planting-over-half-complete#comments Corn Soybeans corn planting soybean planting Tue, 26 May 2015 22:30:00 +0000 97981 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Jen Koukol Crop conditions fairly good; conservation compliance deadline looming http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-fairly-good-conservation-compliance-deadline-looming <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>After an almost perfect planting season through late April and early May in most of the Upper Midwest, a few more crop challenges have occurred in the past couple of weeks. The biggest overall concern in the past couple of weeks has been the extended period of cool, cloudy weather, which has slowed plant growth, and caused some plant discoloration. The extended forecast appears to be more favorable from a temperature standpoint.</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/crop-conditions-fairly-good-conservation-compliance-deadline-looming" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-conditions-fairly-good-conservation-compliance-deadline-looming#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production Focus on Ag Tue, 26 May 2015 21:56:00 +0000 97971 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmers use reservoirs to collect water, use in irrigation pivots http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farmers-use-reservoirs-collect-water-use-irrigation-pivots <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Keith Grimm hates to let valuable water drain away. So the Hiawatha, Kan., farmer and his two brothers collect runoff in reservoirs at field edges, then pump it back onto crops through center pivots. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farmers-use-reservoirs-collect-water-use-irrigation-pivots" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farmers-use-reservoirs-collect-water-use-irrigation-pivots#comments Corn Soybeans Drainage Tue, 26 May 2015 20:17:00 +0000 97941 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>An on-farm water reservoir in northeast Kansas collects surface and subsurface drainage water from farm fields and recycles it for irrigation. The practice allows irrigation in regions where mid-summer droughts routinely cut yields, but groundwater is limited or expensive.</p> Alan Meyer, MWI USDA weather recap: Rain provides much-needed moisture; cold temps slow crop emergence http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-rain-provides-much-needed-moisture-cold-temps-slow-crop-emergence <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Cool, wet weather in the Upper Midwest contrasted with warm conditions in the Ohio Valley. In the eastern Corn Belt, planting proceeded between occasional showers. In the upper Midwest, cool, rainy weather provided much-needed moisture, following a period of rapid planting, but slowed corn and soybean emergence and development. </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/usda-weather-recap-rain-provides-much-needed-moisture-cold-temps-slow-crop-emergence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-rain-provides-much-needed-moisture-cold-temps-slow-crop-emergence#comments Corn Soybeans Weather Fri, 22 May 2015 19:41:00 +0000 97831 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com May 12 WASDE shows large grain stocks http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/may-12-wasde-shows-large-grain-stocks <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report released on May 12 was regarded as mainly neutral for the corn market and bearish for the soybean market in the coming months. The May report showed slightly higher corn ending stocks for 2014-15, and slightly lower soybean ending stocks, as compared to the April Report. Corn stocks are expected to decline slightly by the end of the 2015-16 marketing year, while the ending stocks for soybeans are expected to increase by 43% during that time. The 2015-16 marketing year runs from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016. </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/may-12-wasde-shows-large-grain-stocks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/may-12-wasde-shows-large-grain-stocks#comments Corn Soybeans Focus on Ag Tue, 19 May 2015 19:26:00 +0000 97741 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Women farmers drive farm success http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/women-farmers-drive-farm-success <div class="field-deck"> These women deliver vital skill sets and synergy that help drive farm success </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Heather Oden says today’s female generation can benefit from being part of what has been a predominantly male industry. “Today’s production agriculture creates opportunities for women that we did not have before. Sometimes I stand out in a meeting because I am a female. That gives me a platform to educate other farmers about my role on the farm."</p><p></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/women-farmers-drive-farm-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/women-farmers-drive-farm-success#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Tue, 19 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 97721 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, May 15, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-15-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, learn about new soybean research resulting in plants resistant to soybean rust and SCN and get tips for getting the best performance from your sprayer. Read an ag job outlook and see the latest ag weather maps. Finally, connect with us on Facebook!</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-may-15-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-15-2015#comments Equipment Soybeans soybean production Weather Sprayers Sat, 16 May 2015 00:51:00 +0000 97691 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA Weather recap: Showers boost topsoil moisture in Midwest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-showers-boost-topsoil-moisture-midwest <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Shifting weather patterns brought warm, mostly dry weather to the eastern Corn Belt, while showers boosted topsoil moisture in the upper Midwest. At week’s end, a significant, late-season storm was underway across the nation’s mid-section, halting fieldwork but providing beneficial moisture for winter grains and newly planted summer crops. </p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> 4 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-showers-boost-topsoil-moisture-midwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-showers-boost-topsoil-moisture-midwest#comments Corn Soybeans Weather Wed, 13 May 2015 21:09:00 +0000 97541 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Has the game changed for soybeans? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/has-game-changed-soybeans <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Soybeans remain fundamentally&nbsp;bearish as U.S. planting is reported at 31% complete, and well ahead of the 5-year 20% average. As a producer I'm content on staying patient and waiting for a move back above $10.00. As a spec I like the sideline! </p></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/has-game-changed-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/has-game-changed-soybeans#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 12 May 2015 21:27:00 +0000 97361 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmer builds consumer confidence http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmer-builds-consumer-confidence <div class="field-deck"> Kentucky farmer conveys positive agriculture image to shape public perception on sustainability </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Farmer and ag ambassador Quint Pottinger explains the three legs of farming to consumers: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and social sustainability (i.e., public support). “If we can’t convey a positive image of agriculture and the value it brings every family, then we run the risk of negative legislation that constricts our freedom to operate," he says.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmer-builds-consumer-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmer-builds-consumer-confidence#comments Corn Issues Soybeans GMO Sustainable Agriculture Tue, 12 May 2015 19:35:00 +0000 97351 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>&ldquo;You can&rsquo;t impose your opinions on consumers, but you can answer their questions and understand why they believe what they do,&rdquo; says Quint Pottinger, New Haven, Ky.</p> Photo: Leah Pottinger