Corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, May 22, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-22-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>The 5 ag stories to read this week reminds growers to scout for cutworms and slugs, and shows that healthier soil will capture and hold more water. Read about the most recent farm labor rates and wages and learn how weed stress will impact corn genetics as the growing season progresses. Finally, enjoy a meeting of the farm field and baseball field.</p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> 3 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-22-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-22-2015#comments Conservation Corn Cutworms Sat, 23 May 2015 00:10:00 +0000 97851 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA weather recap: Rain provides much-needed moisture; cold temps slow crop emergence http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-rain-provides-much-needed-moisture-cold-temps-slow-crop-emergence <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Cool, wet weather in the Upper Midwest contrasted with warm conditions in the Ohio Valley. In the eastern Corn Belt, planting proceeded between occasional showers. In the upper Midwest, cool, rainy weather provided much-needed moisture, following a period of rapid planting, but slowed corn and soybean emergence and development. </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/usda-weather-recap-rain-provides-much-needed-moisture-cold-temps-slow-crop-emergence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-rain-provides-much-needed-moisture-cold-temps-slow-crop-emergence#comments Corn Soybeans Weather Fri, 22 May 2015 19:41:00 +0000 97831 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com May 12 WASDE shows large grain stocks http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/may-12-wasde-shows-large-grain-stocks <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report released on May 12 was regarded as mainly neutral for the corn market and bearish for the soybean market in the coming months. The May report showed slightly higher corn ending stocks for 2014-15, and slightly lower soybean ending stocks, as compared to the April Report. Corn stocks are expected to decline slightly by the end of the 2015-16 marketing year, while the ending stocks for soybeans are expected to increase by 43% during that time. The 2015-16 marketing year runs from September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016. </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/may-12-wasde-shows-large-grain-stocks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/may-12-wasde-shows-large-grain-stocks#comments Corn Soybeans Focus on Ag Tue, 19 May 2015 19:26:00 +0000 97741 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Women farmers drive farm success http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/women-farmers-drive-farm-success <div class="field-deck"> These women deliver vital skill sets and synergy that help drive farm success </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Heather Oden says today’s female generation can benefit from being part of what has been a predominantly male industry. “Today’s production agriculture creates opportunities for women that we did not have before. Sometimes I stand out in a meeting because I am a female. That gives me a platform to educate other farmers about my role on the farm."</p><p></p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/women-farmers-drive-farm-success" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/women-farmers-drive-farm-success#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Tue, 19 May 2015 15:28:00 +0000 97721 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Scout emerging corn for insects: Cutworms, wireworms, white grubs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/scout-emerging-corn-insects-cutworms-wireworms-white-grubs <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Nebraska-Lincoln </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>As corn begins to emerge, be alert to the potential damage that may be caused by early-season insects. Most early-season insect damage would be caused by cutworms, wireworms or white grubs.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/scout-emerging-corn-insects-cutworms-wireworms-white-grubs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/scout-emerging-corn-insects-cutworms-wireworms-white-grubs#comments Corn Crop Chemicals corn production Soil Insects Thu, 14 May 2015 20:35:00 +0000 97681 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photos: University of Nebraska USDA Weather recap: Showers boost topsoil moisture in Midwest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-showers-boost-topsoil-moisture-midwest <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Shifting weather patterns brought warm, mostly dry weather to the eastern Corn Belt, while showers boosted topsoil moisture in the upper Midwest. At week’s end, a significant, late-season storm was underway across the nation’s mid-section, halting fieldwork but providing beneficial moisture for winter grains and newly planted summer crops. </p></div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> 4 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-showers-boost-topsoil-moisture-midwest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-weather-recap-showers-boost-topsoil-moisture-midwest#comments Corn Soybeans Weather Wed, 13 May 2015 21:09:00 +0000 97541 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmer builds consumer confidence http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmer-builds-consumer-confidence <div class="field-deck"> Kentucky farmer conveys positive agriculture image to shape public perception on sustainability </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Farmer and ag ambassador Quint Pottinger explains the three legs of farming to consumers: environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and social sustainability (i.e., public support). “If we can’t convey a positive image of agriculture and the value it brings every family, then we run the risk of negative legislation that constricts our freedom to operate," he says.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmer-builds-consumer-confidence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmer-builds-consumer-confidence#comments Corn Issues Soybeans GMO Sustainable Agriculture Tue, 12 May 2015 19:35:00 +0000 97351 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>&ldquo;You can&rsquo;t impose your opinions on consumers, but you can answer their questions and understand why they believe what they do,&rdquo; says Quint Pottinger, New Haven, Ky.</p> Photo: Leah Pottinger May 11, 2015 Crop Progress: Corn and soybean planting well ahead of average pace http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/may-11-2015-crop-progress-corn-and-soybean-planting-well-ahead-average-pace <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Farmers across the U.S. were busy in the field this past week, jumping 20 points on the planting progress scale for corn, hitting a total of 75% planted overall. Those planting soybeans made huge progress, too, with nearly one-third of the overall crop in the ground by May 10.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/may-11-2015-crop-progress-corn-and-soybean-planting-well-ahead-average-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/may-11-2015-crop-progress-corn-and-soybean-planting-well-ahead-average-pace#comments Corn Soybeans corn planting soybean planting Mon, 11 May 2015 21:07:00 +0000 97341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn needs a rally; planters getting a workout http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-needs-rally-planters-getting-workout <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Sub-$4 per bushel corn futures continue to strain markets as a large old-crop carryover and lower feed demand hold down prices. December 2015 corn futures closed Friday at just over $3.78, meaning many farmers are seeing $3.50 or lower cash markets, depending on their local basis. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-needs-rally-planters-getting-workout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-needs-rally-planters-getting-workout#comments Corn Marketing Prices Sun, 10 May 2015 23:50:00 +0000 97331 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, May 8, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-8-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, get some tips for managing late-planted corn and learn about a bollworm that could make its way to the U.S. Get ag secretary Vilsack's take on the latest G-20 commitment to food security and download a mobile app for identifying weeds. Finally, read commentary from a farmer who's sick of the bashing and finger-pointing.</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-may-8-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-may-8-2015#comments Corn corn production Management Sat, 09 May 2015 00:19:00 +0000 97321 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com