Issues http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6091/more en 5 Agriculture stories to read, Jan. 23, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-23-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In the five agriculture stories to read this week, read how higher-protein soybeans could fetch a premium and use an online simulator to calculate crop insurance premiums. Check out some FAQs on base acre reallocation in the farm bill and see where land values are estimated to be in 2015. Finally, watch Bill Gates talk about his position on GMOs. It may enlighten you.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-23-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-23-2015#comments Issues Soybeans GMO soybean production Crop Farm Bill Prices Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:26:00 +0000 95601 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Winter: Time to ponder http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/winter-time-ponder <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Ahh the doldrums of January are upon us. Time to ponder your agronomic practices, tinker with equipment and fine-tune the business plan given the current state of commodity prices. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/think-different">Think Different</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/winter-time-ponder" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/winter-time-ponder#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Think Different Think Different Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:39:00 +0000 95541 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Climate deniers: Reader responses to climate change editorial http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/climate-deniers-reader-responses-climate-change-editorial <div class="node-body article-body"><p>In December, Editor Kurt Lawton wrote a column called "Why climate deniers?" In his editorial, he wondered why farmers are denying that climate change is occurring. Lawton cited several pieces pointing to the change, and received many responses from valued readers expressing their thoughts on the climate change issue. Read their letters here!</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/climate-deniers-reader-responses-climate-change-editorial" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/climate-deniers-reader-responses-climate-change-editorial#comments Issues Weather Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:18:00 +0000 95531 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com EPA registers new insecticide that's safer for bees http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/epa-registers-new-insecticide-thats-safer-bees <div class="field-byline"> Source: Environmental Protection Agency </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The EPA is registering a new insecticide, flupyradifurone, that is safer for bees. It is expected to be an alternative to more toxic products including certain pyrethroid, neonicotinoid, organophosphate and avermectin insecticides.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/epa-registers-new-insecticide-thats-safer-bees" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/crop-chemicals/epa-registers-new-insecticide-thats-safer-bees#comments Crop Chemicals Issues Insecticides Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:40:00 +0000 95521 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: Joe Raedle, Getty Images News Decision making with negative margins, part 2: Returning to positive margins http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/decision-making-negative-margins-part-2-returning-positive-margins <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Let’s examine five-steps for returning to positive margins in your agriculture business, in no particular order. Some of these steps can be used to build efficiency in profitable businesses as well.</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/decision-making-negative-margins-part-2-returning-positive-margins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/decision-making-negative-margins-part-2-returning-positive-margins#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Road Warrior Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:05:00 +0000 95491 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, Jan. 16, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-16-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>In this week's 5 ag stories to read, you'll find tips for managing soybean aphid in 2015. There is also a breakdown of the ARC farm bill program when choosing the individual or county option. Read about the biodiesel market, and hear about genetic engineering benefits. Finally, enjoy a list of signs that you grew up on a farm.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-16-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-16-2015#comments Energy Issues Soybeans GMO Biodiesel Disaster Soybean aphids Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:58:00 +0000 95471 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Decision making with negative margins, part 1 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/decision-making-negative-margins-part-1 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The reality is setting in that some producers, particularly those in the grain sector, will experience negative margins in 2015, which is something not experienced in many years. How can a producer troubleshoot their business and work with their lender when margins are tight, or even negative?</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/decision-making-negative-margins-part-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/decision-making-negative-margins-part-1#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Management Road Warrior Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:57:00 +0000 95401 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Genetic engineering benefits http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/genetic-engineering-benefits <div class="node-body video-body"><p>Farmers see the benefit of genetic engineering because it's made their work safer, said Don Lee, genetics professor at University of Nebraska, when he spoke to Managing Editor Susan Winsor. Lee also talked about the benefits of golden rice, as well as the naturally occurring process and the safety of the foods.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/genetic-engineering-benefits" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/genetic-engineering-benefits#comments Issues GMO Thu, 08 Jan 2015 20:05:00 +0000 95311 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2015 Kickoff http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2015-kickoff <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Everyone has had their fill of football bowl games, and now we are into the college and professional football playoffs, which usually provide some surprises and upsets. This is much like thinking ahead about what to expect in 2015. The following are a few of the thoughts and perspectives that you may want to consider in your planning or conversations with your business partners.</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/2015-kickoff" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2015-kickoff#comments Issues Management Road Warrior Tue, 06 Jan 2015 21:15:00 +0000 95271 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Market year average prices affect farm program decisions http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/market-year-average-prices-affect-farm-program-decisions <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>One of the key components for farm operators to understand as they evaluate the new farm program options is the concept of Market Year Average (MYA) price. The MYA price for a given crop year is used to calculate any potential payments for all three farm program options: Price Loss Coverage (PLC), Ag Risk Coverage-County (ARC-CO), and Ag Risk Coverage-Individual (ARC-IC). The historical MYA prices are also used to determine the benchmark revenues for both the ARC-CO and ARC-IC program options. </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/market-year-average-prices-affect-farm-program-decisions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/market-year-average-prices-affect-farm-program-decisions#comments Corn Issues Soybeans Farm Bill Focus on Ag Tue, 06 Jan 2015 21:02:00 +0000 95261 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com