Soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, Jan. 23, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-23-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the five agriculture stories to read this week, read how higher-protein soybeans could fetch a premium and use an online simulator to calculate crop insurance premiums. Check out some FAQs on base acre reallocation in the farm bill and see where land values are estimated to be in 2015. Finally, watch Bill Gates talk about his position on GMOs. It may enlighten you.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-23-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-23-2015#comments Issues Soybeans GMO soybean production Crop Farm Bill Prices Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:26:00 +0000 95601 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com On-farm grain storage as a problem http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/farm-grain-storage-problem <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Some of the most successful grain marketers I meet are producers with no on-farm storage. I want producers to be proactive in their marketing decisions, always looking ahead for opportunities to price this year’s (or next year’s) crop. Producers with no storage must be proactive. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/farm-grain-storage-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/farm-grain-storage-problem#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Bins Prices Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:52:00 +0000 95571 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Average cost of production: $4.23 corn, $10.96 soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/average-cost-production-423-corn-1096-soybeans <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>How do your production costs look for the year ahead? Iowa State University just released its 2015 crop-production estimates, and I hope your figures look better than these guidelines. That won’t be easy, I’m afraid, but then actual costs can vary greatly.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/bottom-line">Bottom Line</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/average-cost-production-423-corn-1096-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/average-cost-production-423-corn-1096-soybeans#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production Prices Bottom Line Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:45:00 +0000 95551 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Winter: Time to ponder http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/winter-time-ponder <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Ahh the doldrums of January are upon us. Time to ponder your agronomic practices, tinker with equipment and fine-tune the business plan given the current state of commodity prices. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/think-different">Think Different</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/winter-time-ponder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/winter-time-ponder#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Think Different Think Different Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:39:00 +0000 95541 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com PPO stewardship is key to fight Group 14 herbicide resistance http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/ppo-stewardship-key-fight-group-14-herbicide-resistance <div class="field-deck"> Become a herbicide steward </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The spread of multi-resistant waterhemp has led to increasing use of Group 14 herbicides, the protoporphyrinogen oxidase (PPO) inhibitors that include Cobra, Flexstar, Ultra Blazer and others. Repeated use is exerting intense pressure on this diverse group of chemicals, weed experts warn. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/ppo-stewardship-key-fight-group-14-herbicide-resistance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/ppo-stewardship-key-fight-group-14-herbicide-resistance#comments Crop Chemicals Soybeans Herbicides Tue, 20 Jan 2015 23:23:00 +0000 95511 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Missouri farmers Eric (left), Carl (center) and Mack Woodard plan their herbicide program to deliver multiple effective sites of action against glyphosate-resistant waterhemp. They also limited PPO applications to one per season, lowering selection pressure on Group 14 herbicides.</p> 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 Decision making with negative margins, part 2: Returning to positive margins http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/decision-making-negative-margins-part-2-returning-positive-margins <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Let’s examine five-steps for returning to positive margins in your agriculture business, in no particular order. Some of these steps can be used to build efficiency in profitable businesses as well.</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/decision-making-negative-margins-part-2-returning-positive-margins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/decision-making-negative-margins-part-2-returning-positive-margins#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Road Warrior Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:05:00 +0000 95491 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Jan. 16, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-16-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In this week's 5 ag stories to read, you'll find tips for managing soybean aphid in 2015. There is also a breakdown of the ARC farm bill program when choosing the individual or county option. Read about the biodiesel market, and hear about genetic engineering benefits. Finally, enjoy a list of signs that you grew up on a farm.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-16-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-16-2015#comments Energy Issues Soybeans GMO Biodiesel Disaster Soybean aphids Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:58:00 +0000 95471 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2015 Land values http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/2015-land-values <div class="field-byline"> Source: Farmers National Company </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Recent value adjustments in the land market still leave land values at historically high levels in the longer term view. Price softening is happening, but at different rates depending on the region, prices for major commodities in that region, and quality of the land. Profitability from record crop incomes supported by insurance coverage, has kept farm operations in the black and producers interested in adding land.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/2015-land-values" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/2015-land-values#comments Corn Soybeans Fri, 16 Jan 2015 18:36:00 +0000 95441 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com New lower-cost marketing tool hedges intermittent risks http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/new-lower-cost-marketing-tool-hedges-intermittent-risks <div class="field-deck"> New lower-cost marketing tool hedges intermittent risks </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Short-dated new crop options (SDNC), available since mid-2012 from the CME Group, Chicago, Ill., provide a short-term alternative for trading new-crop corn and soybeans as well as hard red winter wheat and soft red winter wheat. CME reports that more than 2.5 million SDNC contracts have been used. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/new-lower-cost-marketing-tool-hedges-intermittent-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/new-lower-cost-marketing-tool-hedges-intermittent-risks#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Strategy Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:41:00 +0000 95431 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>This table illustrates a hypothetical scenario comparing standard December corn put options with the various expirations for SDNC corn put options. Contracts are based on December 2015 corn futures trading at $4.16 per bushel (prices and premiums can vary at any time). Calculations are approximate and based on current volatility levels. Since SDNC options have less time value than the standard options, the premiums are lower than those for the standard options. This provides the farmer or hedger-trader with cost-effective exposure, but for a shorter time period.&nbsp;</p> Source: CME Group