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  • Jun 9, 2015
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    Is the top end of corn yield already clipped?

    corn yields, wet conditions, weather...More
  • Jun 9, 2015
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    Global trade risk, part 1

    The number one risk facing agriculture is international trade, because many facets of the agriculture industry are internationally interconnected. The slowdown of emerging economies is in full gear, and the results are being observed in the re-entrenchment of prices for commodities such as grains, oil, steel and copper. The slowdown is targeted toward the flyover states, i.e. the agricultural and rural regions in the U.S....More
  • Jun 9, 2015
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    Low corn, soybean prices challenge farmers

    The consistently high cash price levels for corn and soybeans from 2011-2013 made grain marketing decisions pretty easy for many producers. By contrast, grain marketing decisions in 2014 and 2015 have become much more difficult, with continued declining prices that are sometimes below breakeven levels. The current scenario for grain prices makes it more important than ever for farm operators to have a solid grain marketing plan in place, which is part of an overall farm risk management strategy....More
  • Jun 4, 2015
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    Field scouting

    Scouting plays an important role in pest management, whether it's weeds, insects or diseases in your corn and soybean crops. These are our best tips, tricks and tools to help you scout your fields, from specific insects and disease, to mobile apps that help you do the work.
  • Jun 2, 2015
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    Custom farming agreement rates, benefits, considerations 2

    An alternative to leasing farmland is a Custom Farming Agreement. In a typical custom farming agreement, the custom operator agrees to perform all the machine operations on the owner’s land in exchange for a set fee or rate. The landowner pays for all seed, fertilizer, chemicals, crop insurance and other input costs; receives the all grain produced and all eligible farm program payments on the land; and is responsible to store and market the grain....More
  • May 29, 2015
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    Will stars align for higher corn prices?

    Corn bulls are happy to see both old-crop and new-crop prices hold technical support just above our previous harvest lows. In fact some tech guru's are starting to talk about a possible double-bottom now forming on the charts and corn prices moving back to higher ground. I understand their logic, but I'm not 100% onboard, especially when you start to consider the overall trade environment....More

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