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  • May 23, 2016

    Challenges emerging with corn and soybeans

    After the encouraging start to the growing season in April, there have been several crop challenges across the region, including delayed planting, poor emergence, and frost damage. Fortunately, a bit more favorable weather during the week of May 16-21 has helped improve the crop conditions in many areas....More
  • May 20, 2016

    How to tell the difference between Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and redroot pigweed

    Bruce Ackley, Ohio State University weed science specialist, breaks down the differences between Palmer amaranth, waterhemp and redroot pigweed in a recent video. From stem differences, leaf shape, hair presence and seed heads, Ackley shows you the differences between the three plants so you can properly manage the difficult weeds....More
  • May 16, 2016

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

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