Issues http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, Sept. 12, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-sept-12-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>These 5 ag stories to read talk about the impact of recent low temperatures on soybean yield, and remind growers to scout corn fields for stalk and ear rots before harvest. There is also big picture information about the choices farmers will soon make regarding the 2014 Farm Bill. Read advice on using tillage to control resistant weeds, and for the hunters, check out the 2014 pheasant hunting forecast.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-sept-12-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-sept-12-2014#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Tillage soybean production Field Crops Tillage Weeds Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:25:00 +0000 93361 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will cash rents be lower in 2015? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/will-cash-rents-be-lower-2015 <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Based on two recent reports of county average cash rents in Illinois, experts at the University of Illinois see cash rent decreasing on professionally managed land, as well as on above-average rents. Below-average cash rents may remain stable or decrease.</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/will-cash-rents-be-lower-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/will-cash-rents-be-lower-2015#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Prices Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:53:00 +0000 93281 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Pay attention to FSA farm program information http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/pay-attention-fsa-farm-program-information <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There have been several reports of the data on some FSA units not being accurate, due to changes in FSA farm units that occurred in the past five years. It is very important for farm operators and land owners to review this data, and to report any data that is not accurate the local FSA offices by September 26. This data will be used in the coming weeks for decisions on base acre reallocation and updating FSA payment yields on each FSA farm unit. </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/pay-attention-fsa-farm-program-information" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/pay-attention-fsa-farm-program-information#comments Issues Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 09 Sep 2014 14:28:00 +0000 93261 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Profit margin compression, part 3 – Price reality http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/profit-margin-compression-part-3-price-reality <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Inflation, while benign in the general economy, has been running full steam ahead in input and operating costs in the agriculture industry ranging anywhere from 5% to 10% annually. Combine this with increases in real estate taxes and the fixed cost component of equipment and machinery, and one can quickly observe how profit margins have quickly disappeared with lower commodity prices.</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/profit-margin-compression-part-3-price-reality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/profit-margin-compression-part-3-price-reality#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Prices Road Warrior Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:42:00 +0000 93251 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA Weather update: More rain for Midwest, heat across South http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weather-update-more-rain-midwest-heat-across-south <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Widespread, locally heavy rain boosted topsoil moisture and aided immature summer crops from the northern Plains into the Midwestern and MidAtlantic states. Weekly rainfall totaled at least 4 inches in several areas, including central Montana, parts of the Dakotas, and some northern locations in Illinois and Indiana. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weather-update-more-rain-midwest-heat-across-south" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weather-update-more-rain-midwest-heat-across-south#comments Corn Issues Soybeans corn production soybean production Weather Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:11:00 +0000 93011 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Land owners will help make farm bill choices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/land-owners-will-help-make-farm-bill-choices <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Land owners who do not farm their land are not typically involved in farm program decisions at FSA offices, as those decisions are usually made by farm operators. However, in the coming months, farm operators and land owners will have several one-time choices to make regarding their farm program participation for the 2014-2018 crop years, as part of the commodity title of the new farm bill. </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/land-owners-will-help-make-farm-bill-choices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/land-owners-will-help-make-farm-bill-choices#comments Issues Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 26 Aug 2014 17:52:00 +0000 92901 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Global and domestic economic risk http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/global-and-domestic-economic-risk <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Currently, as of mid-August, geopolitical risk is the largest risk with a “code red.” The unrest in Ukraine and tension in the Middle East move markets daily. Unfortunately, agriculture is often the industry first affected by political and military unrest. </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/global-and-domestic-economic-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/global-and-domestic-economic-risk#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:16:00 +0000 92781 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Feed the world with organic AND GMO http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/feed-world-organic-and-gmo <div class="field-byline"> By Robert Fraley, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Monsanto </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The debate over GMOs has tended to sidetrack progress on the development of a common agenda to solving the global food security problem. And that's unacceptable, because 1) we don't have time to waste, and 2) it actually isn't difficult to figure out where that common ground lies. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/feed-world-organic-and-gmo" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/feed-world-organic-and-gmo#comments Issues GMO Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:11:00 +0000 92761 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA weather update: Much-needed rain across Corn Belt http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weather-update-much-needed-rain-across-corn-belt <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Much-needed rain fell across the southern and western Corn Belt, easing concerns about the effects of a drier-than-normal July on reproductive to filling summer crops. Weekly rainfall totaled 2-4 inches or more from the central Plains into the middle Mississippi Valley, but pockets of short-term dryness persisted in the northern and eastern Corn Belt.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weather-update-much-needed-rain-across-corn-belt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weather-update-much-needed-rain-across-corn-belt#comments Issues Weather Sat, 16 Aug 2014 00:49:00 +0000 92731 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Aug. 15, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-aug-15-2014 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>This installment of 5 Ag stories to read offers best management practices for insecticide applications to help maintain water quality. There are also some crop insurance numbers, and an interactive map showing ag production for all states. Also hear what one family is doing for on-farm conservation. For a little fun, catch a fun "Frozen" parody from the infamous Farmer Derek.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-aug-15-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-aug-15-2014#comments Conservation Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Conservation Insecticides Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:44:00 +0000 92721 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com