Issues http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 25, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-25-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Fungicide decisions, genetic defenses for corn, ag investment funds, corn marketing strategy and weed resistance parody. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This installment of “5 Agriculture stories to read” offers some help when deciding whether or not to spray fungicide. It also talks about research using an old maize gene (from oregano) to help new corn hybrids defend against pests. The USDA announced an ag investment fund for pensions and large investors, and an Extension expert offers tips for marketing corn at low prices. Finally, watch a parody about weed resistance; I think most farmers can relate!</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/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-25-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-25-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Marketing Management Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:43:00 +0000 92311 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Ideas you can use to reduce risk http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ideas-you-can-use-reduce-risk <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As a farmer, how do you reduce risk? Ideas to accomplish that include: planting offensive and defensive hybrids and planning for multiple alternate future scenarios. Take some time to think about how you might react to reduced rail transportation, expanded GMO bans, an increase in the grain supply outside of the U.S.</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/ideas-you-can-use-reduce-risk" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/ideas-you-can-use-reduce-risk#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Bottom Line Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:45:00 +0000 92301 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA weekly weather update, July 22: Cool, dry air, soil moisture favor crop production in Plains, Midwest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weekly-weather-update-july-22-cool-dry-air-soil-moisture-favor-crop-production-plains-mi <div class="field-byline"> Source: USDA </div> <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Cool, dry air overspread the northern Plains and Upper Midwest. A lack of heat stress and abundant soil moisture continued to favor Midwestern corn and soybeans, although below-normal temperatures remained a concern with respect to crop development across the northern Corn Belt. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weekly-weather-update-july-22-cool-dry-air-soil-moisture-favor-crop-production-plains-mi" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/usda-weekly-weather-update-july-22-cool-dry-air-soil-moisture-favor-crop-production-plains-mi#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Weather Tue, 22 Jul 2014 20:12:00 +0000 92251 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Candidate forums highlight Farmfest http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/candidate-forums-highlight-farmfest <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Farmfest 2014 will feature an exciting line-up of feature forums, including candidate forums for Minnesota governor, U.S. Senate and congressional candidates from Minnesota’s first, second, sixth and seventh districts. The forums will be held August 5, 6, and 7, in the Wicks Forum Building, near the center of the show site, which is located at the Gilfillan Estate, 7 miles southeast of Redwood Falls, Minnesota. </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/candidate-forums-highlight-farmfest" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/candidate-forums-highlight-farmfest#comments Issues Management Focus on Ag Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:45:00 +0000 92221 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Back to the Future, Part 2: Ag lending and financial management http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/back-future-part-2-ag-lending-and-financial-management <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>An interesting trend in both the 1980s and today is that late in the economic cycle, many lending institutions saw opportunity in the agriculture industry, and thus came into the field of agriculture for profits. </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/back-future-part-2-ag-lending-and-financial-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/back-future-part-2-ag-lending-and-financial-management#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Finance Road Warrior Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:17:00 +0000 92211 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Cost management strategies http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/cost-management-strategies <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Michael Langemeier, associate director, Center for Commercial Agriculture, Purdue University, talks about managing farm costs. He says growers need to seriously question new machinery purchases and that cash rents should be negotiated. Those two items can help control costs when commodity prices fall below breakeven levels.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/cost-management-strategies" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/cost-management-strategies#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:12:00 +0000 92201 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 18, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-18-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Options for delayed weed control, 2014 revenues and returns, better soybeans from genetic discovery, aerial cover crop seeding tips and All I do is Farm. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This installment of 5 Agriculture stories to read offers tips on controlling large weeds, as well as aerial seeding cover crops. Read about prospective returns and farm revenue given lower corn prices, and learn about a genetic discovery that could lead to better soybean varieties. Finally, enjoy the latest parody hit from the Peterson Farm Bros!</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/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-18-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-18-2014#comments Corn Issues Marketing Soybeans corn production cover crops soybean production Management Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:44:00 +0000 92181 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Here’s a cash rent approach you can live with http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/here-s-cash-rent-approach-you-can-live <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Sam Halcomb calculates a field’s revenue-generating potential, then offers a landlord 25-33% of that for cash rent. He’s found over the years that 25-33% accurately reflects a point where he can profit from current market conditions, while capturing present market values to satisfy the landlord. </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/here-s-cash-rent-approach-you-can-live" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/here-s-cash-rent-approach-you-can-live#comments Corn Issues Soybeans corn production soybean production Management Bottom Line Fri, 18 Jul 2014 16:51:00 +0000 92171 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Farmers: Be an advocate for agriculture http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmers-be-advocate-agriculture <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Agriculture is becoming more and more distant, said David Kohl, professor emeritus, Virginia Tech University, when he spoke with CSD Editor Kurt Lawton at the Wyffels Hybrids Corn Strategies Conference at Wild Rose Farm, Inc., near Galesburg, Ill. “Anyone involved in the ag industry has to be an advocate; not only to other producers, but to the non-farm public,” he says.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmers-be-advocate-agriculture" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/farmers-be-advocate-agriculture#comments Issues Management Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:55:00 +0000 92151 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Land risk management http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/land-risk-management <div class="node-body video-body"><p>CSD Managing Editor Susan WInsor spoke with Mike Boehlje, distinguished professor at Purdue University, about managing land risk. Boehlje talked about buying new land and making sure farmers know the economic value. He also talked about renting land, and the adjustments to be made in leaner years. Boehlje reminds growers to NOT lock in a high price, and suggests that sometimes renting is better than buying, due to the cost.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/land-risk-management" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/land-risk-management#comments Issues Prices Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:05:00 +0000 92141 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com