Corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en Custom farming rates increase for 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/custom-farming-rates-increase-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As has been the trend in recent years, average 2015 custom rates for farm work are likely to show a small increase, compared to 2015 custom rates. Most custom rates for tillage, planting, and harvest operations in 2015 are listed at 2-5% above the rates for similar operations in 2014, with an average increase of about 3.5%.</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/custom-farming-rates-increase-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/custom-farming-rates-increase-2015#comments Corn Soybeans Farm Equipment Focus on Ag Tue, 31 Mar 2015 20:14:00 +0000 96711 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA crop estimates smaller for soybeans, larger for corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-crop-estimates-smaller-soybeans-larger-corn <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois farmdocDaily </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The USDA's much-anticipated March Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports were released today. Those estimates allow for some tweaking of the 2014-15 marketing year corn and soybean balance sheet projections and for developing projections for the 2015-16 marketing year balance sheets.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-crop-estimates-smaller-soybeans-larger-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/usda-crop-estimates-smaller-soybeans-larger-corn#comments Corn Soybeans National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Tue, 31 Mar 2015 19:41:00 +0000 96701 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Tips for increasing corn, soybean yield http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/tips-increasing-corn-soybean-yield <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Despite low prices, farmers still need to make a profit when growing corn and soybeans. Increasing yield is key to that profit. From no-till tips to fertilizer choices, healthy soil to on-farm experiments, there are some of our best stories offering tips and insight to increasing corn and soybean yields this growing season.</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/tips-increasing-corn-soybean-yield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/tips-increasing-corn-soybean-yield#comments Corn Soybeans Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:34:00 +0000 96661 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2 tools help cut nitrogen costs http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/2-tools-help-cut-nitrogen-costs <div class="field-deck"> Leaf-reading sensors and data-modeled prescription services are saving fertilizer costs and nitrate loss. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Oklahoma farmer Brent Rendel exceeded his 100-bushel corn-yield average by 50% with just 75 pounds of nitrogen per acre. His Trimble GreenSeeker canopy sensors saved him $16,250 in sidedress nitrogen on corn by identifying no need for sidedress nitrogen for all his corn (at $25 per acre).</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/2-tools-help-cut-nitrogen-costs" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/fertilizer/2-tools-help-cut-nitrogen-costs#comments Corn Fertilizer corn production Nitrogen Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:19:00 +0000 96631 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>This OptRx canopy sensor uses three light wavelengths to assess crop nitrogen sufficiency and applies the appropriate variable rate of N on the go.</p> Future challenges for crop insurance http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/future-challenges-crop-insurance <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The Obama Administration and some members of Congress are currently proposing some major changes in the federal crop insurance program. At the same time, other members of Congress and agricultural leaders are stressing the need to maintain a strong crop insurance program as the centerpiece of a risk protection program for U.S. crop producers.</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/future-challenges-crop-insurance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/future-challenges-crop-insurance#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Crop Focus on Ag Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:09:00 +0000 96601 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Tips and information for making farm program choices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/tips-and-information-making-farm-program-choices <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>There are just days left before farmers have to finalize their farm program choices in the 2014 Farm Bill. For those who still need some explanations, help, tips or further information, we've put together a collection of stories for reference. From farm program basics to cash flow planning and market prices, here is the information you need to help finalize your farm program decision.</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/tips-and-information-making-farm-program-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/tips-and-information-making-farm-program-choices#comments Corn Soybeans Farm Bill Farm Programs Tue, 24 Mar 2015 16:26:00 +0000 96591 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, March 20, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-march-20-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the 5 ag stories to read this week, learn about research to close the corn yield gap, as well as research to help farmers manage runoff and water use. Read 10 ag trends to watch for in 2015, and hear about more effective herbicide applications. Finally, enjoy a segment about the farmer wave.</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-march-20-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-march-20-2015#comments Corn Crop Chemicals corn production Fri, 20 Mar 2015 14:46:00 +0000 96561 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Survivalist grain marketing http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/survivalist-grain-marketing <div class="field-deck"> Economists outline strategies and market movers to watch when selling your corn and soybeans. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>With USDA projecting an average corn price of $3.50 to $3.60 and soybeans at $9, these times require risk management survivalist mode. Dan O’Brien, Kansas State University Extension grain marketing economist, says the foreign crop production, U.S. weather during planting, the U.S. dollar and other factors may impact prices at any time. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/survivalist-grain-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/survivalist-grain-marketing#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Strategy Fri, 20 Mar 2015 01:35:00 +0000 96551 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Impact of climate change on corn, soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/impact-climate-change-corn-soybeans <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/how-warmer-temps-higher-c02-will-affect-your-corn-soybeans" target="_blank"><strong>Read more about the impact of warmer temps and higher C02 rates on crops.</strong></a></p> </div> <div class="field-interstitial-ads-frequency"> <span>Interstitial Ads Frequency:&nbsp;</span> -1 </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/impact-climate-change-corn-soybeans#comments Corn Soybeans Weather Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:34:00 +0000 96541 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com How warmer temps, higher C02 will affect your corn, soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/how-warmer-temps-higher-c02-will-affect-your-corn-soybeans <div class="node-body article-body"><p>If Midwestern night temperatures rise by 9 degrees by 2100, as many climate scientists predict, the corn yield/July temperature relationship from Indiana suggests a yield decrease of 2.1 bushels per acre for every degree Fahrenheit increase.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/how-warmer-temps-higher-c02-will-affect-your-corn-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/how-warmer-temps-higher-c02-will-affect-your-corn-soybeans#comments Corn Soybeans Weather Thu, 19 Mar 2015 18:25:00 +0000 96531 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>The red line shows projected temperature increases through 2100 based on continued high emissions of carbon dioxide and greenhouse gases. The other lines show progressively lower increases, representing lower emissions.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Credit: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Max Planck Institute​