Corn http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6061/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, Jan. 30, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-30-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the five ag stories to read this week, you'll find tips for managing corn rootworm this summer, and get an insight into farmland values. Read about production costs for 2015, and whether or not more acreage reduces those per-acre costs. Finally, enjoy a #farmernice video, sharing all the great things farmers do for us, and the products we get from agriculture.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-30-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-30-2015#comments Corn Soybeans Western corn rootworm Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:40:00 +0000 95681 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Herbicide options for 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/herbicide-options-2015 <div class="field-deck"> New options coming to help control glyphosate-resistant weeds </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>New weed control options, which include both veteran and new active ingredients, cleared major milestones on the road to commercialization in 2014. Dow AgroSciences, Monsanto and Syngenta have new herbicides available (or soon to be available) to growers to help combat resistant weeds in 2015.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/herbicide-options-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/herbicide-options-2015#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Soybeans Herbicides Fri, 30 Jan 2015 22:25:00 +0000 95671 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Micah Rone of Portageville, Mo., sprayed a tank mix of glyphosate, dicamba and an antidrift agent on a 400-acre production field of Roundup Ready to Xtend soybeans. &ldquo;If you adhere to the application requirements and know your farm, this system will kill weeds that have been a headache for five years and control them better than original Roundup did,&rdquo; he says.</p> Advice for teens who want to farm http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/advice-teens-who-want-farm <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>At a recent event, David Kohl offered advice to teenagers who want to farm or be in the agriculture business. Focusing on different types of education and classes, he encouraged students to take a variety of classes, focus on the good professors and to complete internships outside of their region and country.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/road-warrior">Road Warrior</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/advice-teens-who-want-farm" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/advice-teens-who-want-farm#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Road Warrior Tue, 27 Jan 2015 19:20:00 +0000 95631 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Cash flow planning with PLC, ARC-CO, ARC-IC http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/cash-flow-planning-plc-arc-co-arc-ic <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Those currently involved in doing cash flow planning may wonder what amount, if any, can be included in a cash flow projection for estimated farm program payments from the 2014 corn and soybean crop, and possibly for the 2015 crop year. There are many variables that factor in to the calculation of potential farm program payments; however, by knowing a few of the basics, a person can make a reasonable estimate of potential payments for 2014, as well as possibly for 2015.</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/cash-flow-planning-plc-arc-co-arc-ic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/cash-flow-planning-plc-arc-co-arc-ic#comments Corn Soybeans Disaster Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:05:00 +0000 95621 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Can corn, soybean exports meet projected pace? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/can-corn-soybean-exports-meet-projected-pace <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Following the Jan.12 USDA Crop Production and Grain Stocks reports, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the story in corn and soybean markets for the foreseeable future will be the ongoing pace of consumption.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/can-corn-soybean-exports-meet-projected-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/can-corn-soybean-exports-meet-projected-pace#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Import and Export Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:23:00 +0000 95611 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmers test drought-tolerant corn hybrids http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farmers-test-drought-tolerant-corn-hybrids <div class="field-deck"> New hybrids cut yield losses during drought and optimize available water for higher yields. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>“Although this was my first year planting drought-tolerant corn, it is a thing of the future,” says Mark Meyer, Nehawka, Neb. “As stewards of the land, farmers need to think long term about how we use water. Drought tolerance and water optimization, hopefully, will allow us to produce the same amount or more grain with less water.”</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farmers-test-drought-tolerant-corn-hybrids" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/farmers-test-drought-tolerant-corn-hybrids#comments Corn Seed Drought Seed Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:39:00 +0000 95591 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Mark Meyers of Nehawka, Neb., holds an ear of DeKalb DroughtGard corn that he grew in a field that usually gets less rainfall than the rest of his farm. According to John McNamara, agronomist for Wiles Brothers Fertilizer in Plattsmouth, Neb., about 25% of the marketplace in southeast Nebraska planted a drought-tolerant hybrid in 2014.</p> Photo: Mike Minford Will strong corn exports push acres higher? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-strong-corn-exports-push-acres-higher <div class="node-body blog-body">On the supply side of the equation, most sources are talking about U.S. producers perhaps going back with more corn next year. The fall in soybean prices coupled with the new farm bill policy, corn has quickly become a more viable option. </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-strong-corn-exports-push-acres-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-strong-corn-exports-push-acres-higher#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:56:00 +0000 95581 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com On-farm grain storage as a problem http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/farm-grain-storage-problem <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Some of the most successful grain marketers I meet are producers with no on-farm storage. I want producers to be proactive in their marketing decisions, always looking ahead for opportunities to price this year’s (or next year’s) crop. Producers with no storage must be proactive. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/farm-grain-storage-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/farm-grain-storage-problem#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Bins Prices Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:52:00 +0000 95571 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Average cost of production: $4.23 corn, $10.96 soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/average-cost-production-423-corn-1096-soybeans <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>How do your production costs look for the year ahead? Iowa State University just released its 2015 crop-production estimates, and I hope your figures look better than these guidelines. That won’t be easy, I’m afraid, but then actual costs can vary greatly.</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/average-cost-production-423-corn-1096-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/average-cost-production-423-corn-1096-soybeans#comments Corn Soybeans corn production soybean production Prices Bottom Line Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:45:00 +0000 95551 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Winter: Time to ponder http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/winter-time-ponder <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Ahh the doldrums of January are upon us. Time to ponder your agronomic practices, tinker with equipment and fine-tune the business plan given the current state of commodity prices. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/think-different">Think Different</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/winter-time-ponder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/winter-time-ponder#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Think Different Think Different Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:39:00 +0000 95541 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com