Corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en Farmland market outlook http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmland-market-outlook <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Todd Keuthe, University of Illinois, talks about the market for farmland. "Most farmland owners see it as a long-term investment," Keuthe says. "People are willing to pay 34 times what they expect to earn."</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmland-market-outlook" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmland-market-outlook#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Pricing Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:04:00 +0000 92391 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will weather and money flow support corn prices? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-weather-and-money-flow-support-corn-prices <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There is a huge amount of dry powder on the side line to push prices higher if the weather can provide some questions on the way to the finish line. Even with the cooler temps and limited moisture going into the final stages of corn production, yields could see some of the top knocked off and support prices.</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-and-money-flow-support-corn-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-weather-and-money-flow-support-corn-prices#comments Corn Marketing corn production Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Options Prices Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 92371 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Challenges remain for the 2014 corn, soybean crops in upper Corn Belt http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/challenges-remain-2014-corn-soybean-crops-upper-corn-belt <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Crop conditions across much the Midwest have been quite favorable through most of the growing season until late July, especially in the high-producing corn and soybean production states of Iowa, Illinois and Indiana, as well as other adjoining states. </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/challenges-remain-2014-corn-soybean-crops-upper-corn-belt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/challenges-remain-2014-corn-soybean-crops-upper-corn-belt#comments Corn Soybeans Focus on Ag Tue, 29 Jul 2014 20:26:00 +0000 92351 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com July 28 Crop Progress: Corn, soybean development ahead of average; conditions drop slightly http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/july-28-crop-progress-corn-soybean-development-ahead-average-conditions-drop-slightly <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The corn and soybean crops continue to progress just ahead of average, with corn starting to hit dough stage and soybeans starting to set pods. Crop conditions are holding fairly steady, dropping just a point or two in the last week. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/july-28-crop-progress-corn-soybean-development-ahead-average-conditions-drop-slightly" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/july-28-crop-progress-corn-soybean-development-ahead-average-conditions-drop-slightly#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:37:00 +0000 92341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Harvest corn at higher moisture to reduce phantom yield loss http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/harvest-corn-higher-moisture-reduce-phantom-yield-loss <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Bob Little, who farms near Hebron, says harvesting corn at 22-25% moisture consistently boosts yields. Part of the increase is due to reduced field and harvest losses, which account for 5-10 bushels/acre. But another factor – the mitigation of unexplained dry matter losses, often called phantom or invisible losses – also is at play, he says. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/harvest-corn-higher-moisture-reduce-phantom-yield-loss" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/harvest-corn-higher-moisture-reduce-phantom-yield-loss#comments Corn corn harvest Gold Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:06:00 +0000 92321 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 25, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-25-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Fungicide decisions, genetic defenses for corn, ag investment funds, corn marketing strategy and weed resistance parody. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This installment of “5 Agriculture stories to read” offers some help when deciding whether or not to spray fungicide. It also talks about research using an old maize gene (from oregano) to help new corn hybrids defend against pests. The USDA announced an ag investment fund for pensions and large investors, and an Extension expert offers tips for marketing corn at low prices. Finally, watch a parody about weed resistance; I think most farmers can relate!</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/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-25-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-25-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Marketing Management Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:43:00 +0000 92311 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Ideas you can use to reduce risk http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ideas-you-can-use-reduce-risk <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As a farmer, how do you reduce risk? Ideas to accomplish that include: planting offensive and defensive hybrids and planning for multiple alternate future scenarios. Take some time to think about how you might react to reduced rail transportation, expanded GMO bans, an increase in the grain supply outside of the U.S.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/bottom-line">Bottom Line</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ideas-you-can-use-reduce-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ideas-you-can-use-reduce-risk#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Bottom Line Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:45:00 +0000 92301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Scout for corn rootworms in 6 steps http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/scout-corn-rootworms-6-steps <div class="field-byline"> Source: Mycogen Seeds </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn rootworms are one of the most damaging pests in the Corn Belt. According to the USDA, they are responsible for up to $2 billion in lost revenues each year. The best way to scout for this pest is by digging up plants and inspecting roots for larval damage. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/scout-corn-rootworms-6-steps" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/scout-corn-rootworms-6-steps#comments Corn corn production Bt Western corn rootworm Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:12:00 +0000 92281 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Scott Bauer, USDA-ARS, Bugwood.org Can soybean demand keep grain prices afloat? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-soybean-demand-keep-grain-prices-afloat <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>I suspect with Chinese demand staying strong, some definite uncertainties remaining in Argentina and the entire month of August still ahead of our U.S. crop, the trade may take a bit slower approach to reducing price-risk. Producers should continue to keep hedges in place. Any rally back towards the $11.00 to $11.30 range must be viewed as an opportunity to reduce longer-term risk. </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/can-soybean-demand-keep-grain-prices-afloat" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-soybean-demand-keep-grain-prices-afloat#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:41:00 +0000 92261 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA weekly weather update, July 22: Cool, dry air, soil moisture favor crop production in Plains, Midwest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weekly-weather-update-july-22-cool-dry-air-soil-moisture-favor-crop-production-plains-mi <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Cool, dry air overspread the northern Plains and Upper Midwest. A lack of heat stress and abundant soil moisture continued to favor Midwestern corn and soybeans, although below-normal temperatures remained a concern with respect to crop development across the northern Corn Belt. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weekly-weather-update-july-22-cool-dry-air-soil-moisture-favor-crop-production-plains-mi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weekly-weather-update-july-22-cool-dry-air-soil-moisture-favor-crop-production-plains-mi#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Weather Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:12:00 +0000 92251 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com