Soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Challenges remain for the 2014 corn, soybean crops in upper Corn Belt http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/challenges-remain-2014-corn-soybean-crops-upper-corn-belt <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Crop conditions across much the Midwest have been quite favorable through most of the growing season until late July, especially in the high-producing corn and soybean production states of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, as well as other adjoining states. </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/challenges-remain-2014-corn-soybean-crops-upper-corn-belt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/challenges-remain-2014-corn-soybean-crops-upper-corn-belt#comments Corn Soybeans Focus on Ag Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:26:00 +0000 92351 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com July 28 Crop Progress: Corn, soybean development ahead of average; conditions drop slightly http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/july-28-crop-progress-corn-soybean-development-ahead-average-conditions-drop-slightly <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The corn and soybean crops continue to progress just ahead of average, with corn starting to hit dough stage and soybeans starting to set pods. Crop conditions are holding fairly steady, dropping just a point or two in the last week. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/july-28-crop-progress-corn-soybean-development-ahead-average-conditions-drop-slightly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/july-28-crop-progress-corn-soybean-development-ahead-average-conditions-drop-slightly#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:37:00 +0000 92341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Ideas you can use to reduce risk http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ideas-you-can-use-reduce-risk <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As a farmer, how do you reduce risk? Ideas to accomplish that include: planting offensive and defensive hybrids and planning for multiple alternate future scenarios. Take some time to think about how you might react to reduced rail transportation, expanded GMO bans, an increase in the grain supply outside of the U.S.</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/ideas-you-can-use-reduce-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ideas-you-can-use-reduce-risk#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Bottom Line Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:45:00 +0000 92301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Record-breaking soybean yields in 2014? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/record-breaking-soybean-yields-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois farmdocDaily </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The USDA is forecasting a new record soybean yield (45.2 bushels) in 2014, exceeding the 2009 record of 44 bushels by a large margin. Like corn, high soybean yield expectations this year are based on generally favorable growing conditions to date and on the high percentage of the crop rated in good or excellent condition. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/record-breaking-soybean-yields-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/record-breaking-soybean-yields-2014#comments Marketing Soybeans soybean production Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:42:00 +0000 92271 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Can soybean demand keep grain prices afloat? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-soybean-demand-keep-grain-prices-afloat <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I suspect with Chinese demand staying strong, some definite uncertainties remaining in Argentina and the entire month of August still ahead of our U.S. crop, the trade may take a bit slower approach to reducing price-risk. Producers should continue to keep hedges in place. Any rally back towards the $11.00 to $11.30 range must be viewed as an opportunity to reduce longer-term risk. </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/can-soybean-demand-keep-grain-prices-afloat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-soybean-demand-keep-grain-prices-afloat#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:41:00 +0000 92261 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA weekly weather update, July 22: Cool, dry air, soil moisture favor crop production in Plains, Midwest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weekly-weather-update-july-22-cool-dry-air-soil-moisture-favor-crop-production-plains-mi <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Cool, dry air overspread the northern Plains and Upper Midwest. A lack of heat stress and abundant soil moisture continued to favor Midwestern corn and soybeans, although below-normal temperatures remained a concern with respect to crop development across the northern Corn Belt. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weekly-weather-update-july-22-cool-dry-air-soil-moisture-favor-crop-production-plains-mi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weekly-weather-update-july-22-cool-dry-air-soil-moisture-favor-crop-production-plains-mi#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Weather Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:12:00 +0000 92251 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Back to the Future, Part 2: Ag lending and financial management http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/back-future-part-2-ag-lending-and-financial-management <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>An interesting trend in both the 1980s and today is that late in the economic cycle, many lending institutions saw opportunity in the agriculture industry, and thus came into the field of agriculture for profits. </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/back-future-part-2-ag-lending-and-financial-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/back-future-part-2-ag-lending-and-financial-management#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Finance Road Warrior Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 92211 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Cost management strategies http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/cost-management-strategies <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Michael Langemeier, associate director, Center for Commercial Agriculture, Purdue University, talks about managing farm costs. He says growers need to seriously question new machinery purchases and that cash rents should be negotiated. Those two items can help control costs when commodity prices fall below breakeven levels.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/cost-management-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/cost-management-strategies#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:12:00 +0000 92201 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com More pressure on soybean prices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/more-pressure-soybean-prices <div class="node-body article-body"><p>New-crop soybean futures prices have plunged from $12.50 per bushel in late June to $11 or below in three weeks. They closed down 9 cents at $10.85 Friday. And there’s no sign they will turn around anytime soon, says Jim Hilker, Michigan State University Extension ag economist. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/more-pressure-soybean-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/more-pressure-soybean-prices#comments Marketing Soybeans Mon, 21 Jul 2014 02:04:00 +0000 92191 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 18, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-18-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Options for delayed weed control, 2014 revenues and returns, better soybeans from genetic discovery, aerial cover crop seeding tips and All I do is Farm. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This installment of 5 Agriculture stories to read offers tips on controlling large weeds, as well as aerial seeding cover crops. Read about prospective returns and farm revenue given lower corn prices, and learn about a genetic discovery that could lead to better soybean varieties. Finally, enjoy the latest parody hit from the Peterson Farm Bros!</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/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-18-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-18-2014#comments Corn Issues Marketing Soybeans corn production cover crops soybean production Management Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:44:00 +0000 92181 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com