Corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 25, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-25-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Fungicide decisions, genetic defenses for corn, ag investment funds, corn marketing strategy and weed resistance parody. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This installment of “5 Agriculture stories to read” offers some help when deciding whether or not to spray fungicide. It also talks about research using an old maize gene (from oregano) to help new corn hybrids defend against pests. The USDA announced an ag investment fund for pensions and large investors, and an Extension expert offers tips for marketing corn at low prices. Finally, watch a parody about weed resistance; I think most farmers can relate!</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-25-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-25-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Marketing Management Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:43:00 +0000 92311 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 Scout for corn rootworms in 6 steps http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/scout-corn-rootworms-6-steps <div class="field-byline"> Source: Mycogen Seeds </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn rootworms are one of the most damaging pests in the Corn Belt. According to the USDA, they are responsible for up to $2 billion in lost revenues each year. The best way to scout for this pest is by digging up plants and inspecting roots for larval damage. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/scout-corn-rootworms-6-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/scout-corn-rootworms-6-steps#comments Corn corn production Bt Western corn rootworm Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:12:00 +0000 92281 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA-ARS, Bugwood.org 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 Time to scout for Western bean cutworm http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/time-scout-western-bean-cutworm <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University Extension </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Christian Krupke, entomology professor, and John Obermeyer, integrated pest management specialist at Purdue University recommend scouting corn fields and traps for Western bean cutworm, saying a large percentage of this year’s eggs will be laid over the next two weeks.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/time-scout-western-bean-cutworm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/time-scout-western-bean-cutworm#comments Corn corn production Foliar insects Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:19:00 +0000 92241 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Western bean cutworm on corn.</p> Photo: Adam Sisson, Iowa State University, Bugwood.org 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 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 Here’s a cash rent approach you can live with http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/here-s-cash-rent-approach-you-can-live <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Sam Halcomb calculates a field’s revenue-generating potential, then offers a landlord 25-33% of that for cash rent. He’s found over the years that 25-33% accurately reflects a point where he can profit from current market conditions, while capturing present market values to satisfy the landlord. </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/here-s-cash-rent-approach-you-can-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/here-s-cash-rent-approach-you-can-live#comments Corn Issues Soybeans corn production soybean production Management Bottom Line Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:51:00 +0000 92171 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com