Corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en 7 considerations for choosing the best crop insurance in 2016 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/7-considerations-choosing-best-crop-insurance-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>March 15 is the deadline to purchase crop insurance for the 2016 crop year. Profit margins for crop production this year are the tightest they have been for several years, which makes the 2016 crop insurance decisions even more critical. </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/7-considerations-choosing-best-crop-insurance-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/7-considerations-choosing-best-crop-insurance-2016#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Crop Focus on Ag Mon, 08 Feb 2016 19:07:00 +0000 102981 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2016 Corn outlook: Diseases and insects http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/2016-corn-outlook-diseases-and-insects <div class="field-deck"> Wet weather reduced insects yet increased diseases in 2015. Examine 2016 control needs field by field. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Farmers should take field history into account in 2016 regarding both insect and disease risks, says Kevin Sloane, technical seed manager for WinField in Viroqua, Wis. “Make specific plans on a field-by-field basis to increase odds for better return on investment, especially with current low commodity prices.”</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/2016-corn-outlook-diseases-and-insects" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/2016-corn-outlook-diseases-and-insects#comments Corn corn production Crops Sat, 06 Feb 2016 01:10:00 +0000 102971 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Dean Malvick 5 Ag stories: Corn production challenges, conservation programs, variable rate improvements http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-ag-stories-corn-production-challenges-conservation-programs-variable-rate-improvements <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, learn about corn production challenges, and Northern corn leaf blight control. Sign up for the Conservation Stewardship Program and read about improving management zones and variable rate. Finally, enjoy some farm-related ads from the 1950s.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-ag-stories-corn-production-challenges-conservation-programs-variable-rate-improvements" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-ag-stories-corn-production-challenges-conservation-programs-variable-rate-improvements#comments Conservation Corn Precision Ag corn production Sat, 06 Feb 2016 00:43:00 +0000 102961 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Improve financial clarity on the farm http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/improve-financial-clarity-farm <div class="field-deck"> Tough economic business decisions can become easier with detailed data analysis. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The decision to let land go or hold off on a needed purchase is never easy, but a clear view of the bottom line and everything that gets you there can help. Using risk-management, profitability and planning software tool GrainBridge, a Missouri farm has improved its overall business view.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/improve-financial-clarity-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/precision-ag/improve-financial-clarity-farm#comments Corn Precision Ag Soybeans Data Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:24:00 +0000 102951 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Beth Schnitker can get an update on the farm&#39;s financial picture any place, anytime. Using the risk mangement program GrainBridge, she can check sales against target price, current revenue and projected as well as &quot;What if?&quot; the impact of changes in inputs, prices or projected yields.</p> Still betting on unknowns for the corn market? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/still-betting-unknowns-corn-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I remain nervous about the outside macro space, slowing global growth and the fallout in crude oil. The "weather bull" inside us all continues give hope, but have to realistically ask yourself, "How much am I willing to bet on that unknown?" </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/still-betting-unknowns-corn-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/still-betting-unknowns-corn-market#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:35:00 +0000 102911 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Online crop insurance decision tools available http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/online-crop-insurance-decision-tools-available <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>“As crop insurance decisions loom for farmers, we expect these two new online tools will help ease the process,” says Gary Schnitkey, U of I agricultural economist.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/online-crop-insurance-decision-tools-available" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/online-crop-insurance-decision-tools-available#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Crop Wed, 03 Feb 2016 20:04:00 +0000 102891 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Adjusting to lower crop prices in 2016 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/adjusting-lower-crop-prices-2016 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The projected cash corn price for the 2015 crop, which is now in storage, is expected to remain at fairly modest levels until next summer, and expected prices for the 2016 corn crop are in a similar range. These price projections suggest that farm operators may need to adjust grain marketing plans and risk management strategies for 2016 and beyond. </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/adjusting-lower-crop-prices-2016" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/adjusting-lower-crop-prices-2016#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Prices Strategy Focus on Ag Tue, 02 Feb 2016 22:33:00 +0000 102861 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn hybrid choice paired with management zones can boost yield http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-hybrid-choice-paired-management-zones-can-boost-yield <div class="field-deck"> Ohio farmer planted offense and defense hybrids by management zones to boost corn yields 13 bushels/acre. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Although an unusually wet spring led to less-than-ideal-growing conditions on his Delaware, Ohio, farm, Jim Case says the new multi-hybrid planting system proved that planting both offensive and defensive hybrids in the same corn fields is a money-maker. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-hybrid-choice-paired-management-zones-can-boost-yield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/corn-hybrid-choice-paired-management-zones-can-boost-yield#comments Corn Equipment Seed corn planting Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:13:00 +0000 102821 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>The offensive hybrid remains green in this multi-hybrid field, while the defensive hybrid is turning brown. The reddish area on the right suffered early water damage. Two brown squares in the center background are yield comparison plots.&nbsp;</p> PhotoP Alex Johnson, Beck’s Hybrids Will weather offer upside potential for the corn market? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-weather-offer-upside-potential-corn-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Corn bulls continue to talk about the very real possibility for extreme weather during the upcoming U.S. season, and I'm hearing more weather gurus talk about the rapidly declining El Niño, and the disruptions that could follow in it's wake. </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/will-weather-offer-upside-potential-corn-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-weather-offer-upside-potential-corn-market#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:17:00 +0000 102801 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Crop scouting with satellites and smartphones http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/crop-scouting-satellites-and-smartphones <div class="field-deck"> Zachary Yoder got a jump-start on treating grasshoppers from a smartphone alert. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In late July, Zachary Yoder trudged into tasseling 8-foot tall corn to ground-truth his first-ever smartphone message alerting him that satellite imagery had detected an unusual area in the irrigated field.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/crop-scouting-satellites-and-smartphones" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/crop-scouting-satellites-and-smartphones#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Fertilizer Soybeans corn production Crops Electronics and digital equipment Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:14:00 +0000 102811 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>A FarmLogs crop health alert highlighted in yellow to orange is generated by comparing current multi-spectral satellite imagery with imagery from the same field over the previous five growing seasons.&nbsp;</p> Photo: FarmLogs