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  • May 16, 2016
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    WASDE report moves soybean prices higher

    . The May report showed slightly lower corn ending stocks for 2015-16, and significantly lower soybean ending stocks, as compared to the April Report. Corn stocks are expected to show a 19 percent increase by the end of the 2016-17 marketing year, while the ending stocks for soybeans are expected to decrease by 24 percent during that time....More
  • May 6, 2016
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    How much nitrogen will you sidedress this year?

    Timely nutrient application is a must for farmers, particularly in a low-price season. Will you sidedress nitrogen this year to take advantage of feeding the crop when it needs it? Maybe you'll apply only some nitrogen as sidedress? Or, will you stick with spring and fall applications only? Take our poll and let us know, and feel free to leave comments about your nutrient application practices below!  ...More
  • May 3, 2016
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    Will planting pace keep a lid on corn prices?

    Corn traders continue to monitor South American weather, Chinese policy, Brazilian politics and the pace of U.S. planting. Really nothing has changed much in the past 24 hours....More
  • May 2, 2016
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    Rain slows planting progress

    Frequent rainfall events during the last 10 days of April, along with saturated soils, has halted corn and soybean planting in many areas of the Upper Midwest. Some portions of the region have a significant amount of corn planted, while other areas have barely started....More
  • Apr 26, 2016
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    2016 Custom farming agreements: Rates advantages and agreement basics

    Although the concept of a custom farming agreement is simple, close communication between the custom operator and the landowner is essential. A written contract for the custom farming agreement should definitely be prepared....More
  • Apr 26, 2016
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    Farmers must manage variable and fixed costs in 2016

    Yes, costs do lag prices in decline, but they are resetting. In the meantime, producers must cover variable and fixed expenses in order to continue daily operations and management....More
  • Apr 22, 2016
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    Can bulls keep the weather premium in the corn market?

    Corn bulls say upcoming rounds of wet weather in the U.S. might delay planting in some key production areas and should be considered for a bullish price. Bears say the weather is nearly perfect for recently planted seed and the overall planting pace shouldn't be negatively impacted....More
  • Apr 19, 2016
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    Surprising rally in corn, soybean prices

    this may be a year to pay close attention to grain market changes during planting season. The soybean market appears to be offering some very favorable pricing opportunities for any remaining 2015 soybean inventory....More
  • Apr 12, 2016
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    Ready, set, plant!

    With the passing of April 11, farmers in the Upper Midwest are gearing up for full-scale fieldwork and corn planting as the weather warms up in the coming days....More
  • Apr 5, 2016
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    Surprising USDA reports

    On March 31, 2016, USDA released the Prospective Plantings Report, as well as the Quarterly Grain Stocks Report. These were very highly anticipated reports, due to the uncertainty in grain prices in recent months, the potential for increases in U.S. corn and soybean acreage in 2016, and the potential for even larger increases in USDA estimated grain stocks in the coming year....More

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