Corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en 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 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 Testing narrow-row corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/testing-narrow-row-corn <div class="field-deck"> These farmers believe that high-population, narrow-row planting systems shows promise. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Last year produced red-hot yields for Mike Rosenbohm, who farms near Graham in northwestern Missouri. His average corn yields were up 20% from his long-term average, with yields ranging from 180-225 bushels per acre. So when a narrow-row, high-population test field had a corn yield bump of 30% or more compared to nearby corn planted in 30-inch rows, he signed a contract to purchase a narrow-row planter.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/testing-narrow-row-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/testing-narrow-row-corn#comments Corn Thu, 26 Feb 2015 23:16:00 +0000 96091 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Stine Seed Company 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 Time to finalize 2015 crop insurance decisions http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/time-finalize-2015-crop-insurance-decisions <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Profit margins for crop production this year are the tightest that they have been for several years, which makes 2015 crop insurance decisions extremely important. Many farm operators are looking for ways to reduce their crop operating expenses for 2015; however, cutting back on crop insurance coverage may not be a wise decision.</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/time-finalize-2015-crop-insurance-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/time-finalize-2015-crop-insurance-decisions#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Crop Focus on Ag Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:48:00 +0000 96051 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Wind erosion from uncovered fields can be very costly http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/wind-erosion-uncovered-fields-can-be-very-costly <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>That’s money in the ditch. If it were $82 in cash, would you pull over and grab it? That’s what western Minnesota “snirt” (snow and dirt) contains in nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium, per acre. Multiply that by a 160-acre field and we’re talking over $13,000.</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/tillage/wind-erosion-uncovered-fields-can-be-very-costly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/tillage/wind-erosion-uncovered-fields-can-be-very-costly#comments Conservation Corn Soybeans Tillage Erosion Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:26:00 +0000 96031 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA projects lower soybean plantings lower than trade expectations http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/usda-projects-lower-soybean-plantings-lower-trade-expectations <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Although USDA projects that plantings will decline among the three commodities, recent reports actually suggest that many U.S. farmers may be preparing to switch more acres from corn into soybeans due to the lower costs of production. Such a scenario would lead to increases in soybean plantings for 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/usda-projects-lower-soybean-plantings-lower-trade-expectations" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/usda-projects-lower-soybean-plantings-lower-trade-expectations#comments Corn Soybeans corn planting soybean planting USDA Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:55:00 +0000 96021 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Feb. 20, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-20-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get tips for monitoring stored corn and soybeans. Read the latest Farms and Land in Farms report from USDA, showing a decline in farms and farm acres. Take a look at options for crop insurance this year, and read about healthy soil improving yield. Finally, read a farmers point of view on what farmers know when it comes to growing food.</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/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-20-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-feb-20-2015#comments Corn Soybeans Bins Crop Sat, 21 Feb 2015 02:28:00 +0000 96011 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com