Soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6021/more en Farmers go digital to reach landlords, community, new business http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farmers-go-digital-reach-landlords-community-new-business <div class="field-deck"> A personal touch provides a link to landlords and new opportunities </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Grant Noland encourages farmers to always add a personal touch when communicating with their landlords. “What you are doing on the farm is information they want and need, but they also want a look inside how your family operates and what makes your family tick. A little trivia can generate a buzz and attract new opportunities.”</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farmers-go-digital-reach-landlords-community-new-business" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farmers-go-digital-reach-landlords-community-new-business#comments Corn Soybeans Management Thu, 05 Mar 2015 19:17:00 +0000 96211 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Left top: Garret, Reggie and Will Strickland; middle top: Noland family; bottom: Stephenson family, Crossroads Family Farms; right: Plagge family.</p> 2015 Conservation Legacy Awards: Adjacent to a major city, this Indiana farm protects water resources with a commitment to conservation http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/2015-conservation-legacy-awards-adjacent-major-city-indiana-farm-protects-water-resourc <div class="field-byline"> By Dean Houghton </div> <div class="field-deck"> Watershed watch </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With the spotlight trained on their farming practices, M&J Farms has taken a proactive approach to stewardship and sustainability. The Starkey family, which has a long-term commitment to no-till, added cover crops in 2005. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/2015-conservation-legacy-awards-adjacent-major-city-indiana-farm-protects-water-resourc" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/conservation/2015-conservation-legacy-awards-adjacent-major-city-indiana-farm-protects-water-resourc#comments Conservation Soybeans Conservation Thu, 05 Mar 2015 15:50:00 +0000 96201 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Mike Starkey (center) handles the daily management at M&amp;J Farms along with his nephew, Jeff Starkey (right), and employee AJ Adkins.</p> Is the soybean market headed for the bears? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/soybean-market-headed-bears <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>From a technical standpoint the market also looks as if it may be in jeopardy of building a more bearish formation. If political unrest is resolved in Brazil and the soybeans start moving more aggressively to the ports and if Chinese demand stays strong, old-crop prices could be subject to 50¢ or more of almost immediate downside pressure. </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/soybean-market-headed-bears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/soybean-market-headed-bears#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:33:00 +0000 96171 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Are farmers walking away from rental contracts? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/are-farmers-walking-away-rental-contracts <div class="node-body article-body"><p>A recent Reuters news article titled “Rent walkouts point to strains in U.S. farm economy,” claims that some farmers have abandoned farmland-rental commitments. "It might be better to let it go and cut your acres back, cause if you lose $100 per acre on a farm have to make up that loss from other farms,” says Kent Thiesse, vice president of MinnStar Bank, Lake Crystal, Minn.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/are-farmers-walking-away-rental-contracts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/are-farmers-walking-away-rental-contracts#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Prices Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:10:00 +0000 96161 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Zoonar/ThinkStock Help with on-farm trials http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/help-farm-trials <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If you want to test products or management ideas on your farm but don’t have the time or expertise for your own comparisons, help could be as close as your seed corn dealer. They can likely do most of the heavy lifting in setting up the trials and analyzing the results of testing nitrogen rates, plant populations, herbicides, fungicides seed varieties and more.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/help-farm-trials" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/help-farm-trials#comments Corn Soybeans corn production Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:33:00 +0000 96151 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Iowa farmer Neal Brown says test plots are absolutely better with input from his seed dealer. In late August, Brown (right) and farming partner Seth Van Zante (next to Brown) checked the crop and got some help making yield estimates from local Pioneer seed rep Jim Campbell (left) and regional rep Brody Benton.</p> 2014 Farm program payments become clearer http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2014-farm-program-payments-become-clearer <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the 2014 estimated average county yields for corn, soybeans and other crops in late February. These yields will offer a pretty good estimate of where final Ag Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO) farm program payments are likely to end up for the 2014 crop year. </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/2014-farm-program-payments-become-clearer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2014-farm-program-payments-become-clearer#comments Corn Soybeans Farm Bill Farm Programs Focus on Ag Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20:21:00 +0000 96131 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Brazil truck strike helps boost U.S. soybean prices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/brazil-truck-strike-helps-boost-us-soybean-prices <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Trucks destined to haul Brazil’s soybean crop remained idle last week, as haulers continued to strike against high government diesel prices. The result was a double-digit rally in U.S. soybean futures prices and the potential for more foreign buyers of U.S. beans, notes Bob Burgdorfer, senior editor of Farm Futures.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/brazil-truck-strike-helps-boost-us-soybean-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/brazil-truck-strike-helps-boost-us-soybean-prices#comments Marketing Soybeans Prices Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:54:00 +0000 96121 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Feb. 27, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-27-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get some considerations for seed treatments when trying to cut costs this spring. If you plant cover crops, be aware of residual herbicides, and there's still time to sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program. Read 5 tillage myths, and watch a video thanking farmers, that also helps FFA.</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-feb-27-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-27-2015#comments Conservation Crop Chemicals Seed Soybeans Tillage Conservation cover crops Herbicides Seed Treatments Tillage Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:02:00 +0000 96111 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 Will corn, soybean prices get back to post-harvest levels this spring? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/will-corn-soybean-prices-get-back-post-harvest-levels-spring <div class="node-body video-body"><p><em>CSD</em> Xpert and University of Minnesota professor Ed Usset says there's a 70% chance producers will see the post harvest price levels of November soybeans and December corn come this spring. "I would challenge producers to make sure you're ready to get something done," said Usset at Commodity Classic after his early riser session on the first day. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/will-corn-soybean-prices-get-back-post-harvest-levels-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/will-corn-soybean-prices-get-back-post-harvest-levels-spring#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Prices Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:36:00 +0000 96081 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com