Corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en Farm program signup begins http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-signup-begins <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Sign-up for the new farm program, which part of the new farm bill, is now underway at local USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) offices. The new farm program will be in place for the 2014 to 2018 crop years for all eligible crops under the Commodity Title of the 2014 Farm Bill, including corn, soybeans, wheat and other crops. </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/farm-program-signup-begins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/farm-program-signup-begins#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:10:00 +0000 94661 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn prices remain steadily higher http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-steadily-higher <div class="node-body article-body"><p>December 2014 corn futures closed Friday at about $3.72 per bushel and have been above $3.60 more than a month. That’s after they had tanked to $3.20 earlier this fall. Some contend the rally has been caused by harvest delays. But Darrel Good, University of Illinois ag economist, believes the rally is likely due to anticipation of fewer harvested acres.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-steadily-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-steadily-higher#comments Corn Marketing corn production Prices Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:37:00 +0000 94641 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Can corn demand push markets higher? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-corn-demand-push-markets-higher <div class="node-body blog-body">Demand stays strong for US corn, Corn Market rallies ahead of EPA news...</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-corn-demand-push-markets-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-corn-demand-push-markets-higher#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:15:00 +0000 94631 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com November 2014 features http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/november-2014-features <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The November issue of Corn+Soybean Digest offered fresh ideas in merging art and science to farm for the big picture. There are also corn residue breakdown myths, including a photo gallery. Read challenges in rail transport, and weed control. Get an outlook about corn production in China, and see what's ahead in soil health tests. Finally, read about the weather future for the Corn Belt. And don't forget regular pieces from Editor Kurt Lawton, as well as new ideas from Xperts Ed Usset and Dan Frieberg.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/november-2014-features" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/november-2014-features#comments Conservation Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Soybeans Tillage Fri, 21 Nov 2014 02:52:00 +0000 94611 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Nov. 21, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-21-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Included in the five agriculture stories to read this week is a reminder to pay attention to pesticide labels, particularly if planting cover crops. There's new research regarding demand for genetically modified seed, and a recap of the choices to make regarding upcoming farm bill options. Hear from Xpert Ed Usset about market price triggers, and check out a great Buzzfeed list about the top 10 things farmers are tired of hearing.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-21-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/5-agriculture-stories-read-nov-21-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Soybeans GMO Farm Bill Pesticides Prices Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:29:00 +0000 94591 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Are lower farmland prices on the way? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/are-lower-farmland-prices-way <div class="field-byline"> Source: Purdue University </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Low corn and soybean prices and an expected increase in interest rates may put an end to farmland value increases, says Michael Langemeier, associate director of the Center for Commercial Agriculture, Purdue University. He says, however, that any decline will be slight and spread over more than a year.</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/are-lower-farmland-prices-way" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/are-lower-farmland-prices-way#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Prices Wed, 19 Nov 2014 14:53:00 +0000 94551 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA lowers expected 2014 corn production http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-lowers-expected-2014-corn-production <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In most instances, record USDA crops get even bigger as the crop is being harvested; however the Nov. 10 USDA Crop Report lowered the expected 2014 expected U.S. corn production by 68 million from the October estimate. The Nov. 1 USDA estimate lowered corn yield estimates by 5 bushels per acre in Minnesota and by 2 bushels per acre in Iowa, as compared to the October estimate. </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-lowers-expected-2014-corn-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-lowers-expected-2014-corn-production#comments Corn Marketing Prices Focus on Ag Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:53:00 +0000 94511 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com China's corn outlook: It’s all about yield http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/chinas-corn-outlook-it-s-all-about-yield <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Yield improvements will be the key to Chinese efforts to continue boosting corn production, according to Dr. Fred Gale, USDA Economic Research senior economist, but yield improvements will not be adequate to meet growing corn demand. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/chinas-corn-outlook-it-s-all-about-yield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/chinas-corn-outlook-it-s-all-about-yield#comments Corn China Gold Management Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:24:00 +0000 94451 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: ThinkStock Rainy future for the Corn Belt http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/rainy-future-corn-belt <div class="field-deck"> Wet springs, summers becoming more common; plan for shorter corn, soybean planting windows </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Forecasting higher-than-normal rainfall several months in advance is still folly. But from a climatological standpoint, odds are that wet springs and summers are more likely in the years ahead than they have been in the not-so-distant past. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/rainy-future-corn-belt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/rainy-future-corn-belt#comments Corn Issues Soybeans corn planting Gold soybean planting Precipitation Thu, 13 Nov 2014 17:12:00 +0000 94441 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>The chance of excessive spring and summer rains will continue to be higher in parts of the Corn Belt for the foreseeable future, with Iowa, Illinois and Wisconsin in the bullseye.</p> Photo: Kurt Lawton Does the corn market's bullish USDA news have traders thinking twice? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/does-corn-markets-bullish-usda-news-have-traders-thinking-twice <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Seasoned traders will tell you: When a corn market fails to rally (as it did on Nov. 10) on a bullish headline, it's a market that may be headed for more downhill price action. I tend to concur.</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/does-corn-markets-bullish-usda-news-have-traders-thinking-twice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/does-corn-markets-bullish-usda-news-have-traders-thinking-twice#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:31:00 +0000 94421 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com