Soybeans caught a slight bid Friday morning, but many insiders believe the market now looks poised to test major psychological and technical support in the $10-10.20 range vs. the NOV16 contract....More
Soybean traders continue to aggressively doubt the balance sheet. The bulls are saying despite the USDA forecasting a new record number of soybean acres being planted, 83.7 million, we could still be looking at ending stocks sub-200 million....More
The June USDA Acreage Report is always highly anticipated, because it becomes the first hard data after the March USDA Plantings Intentions Report to give an indication of crop production levels in a given growing season, as of June 1....More
Overall average values of crop ground and grasslands have slipped from the highs of several years ago, but are still historically strong, according to Farmers National Company, the nation’s leading farm and ranch real estate company.
As soybean crops enter the growing season, be sure to get into the field and scout for mid-season soybean diseases. Anne Dorrance, professor of soybean pathology, Ohio State University, recommends growers be on the lookout for frogeye leaf spot, soybean rust and brown spot....More
The soybean market is extremely uncertain about a number of important headlines, both international and domestic, from South America acreage to U.S. planting, La Niña and exports. I have to imagine we will see extreme price swings during the next 60 days....More
The first generation of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) females is now visible on the roots of soybeans growing in SCN-infested fields. Checking the roots of SCN-resistant soybean cultivars for SCN females is a good way to gauge if the resistant cultivars are not controlling the nematode....More
Corn and soybeans planted across the Corn Belt are progressing just ahead of average pace, as corn begins the silking stage and soybeans start blooming. Conditions in the good/excellent category have held fairly steady over the past week....More
While some crops are more susceptible to heat stress during critical growth stages, both corn and soybean are also susceptible to extreme heat (and water) stress during early vegetative stages. While options are limited for mitigating the negative impact(s) of extreme heat stress on crops, there are several practical options, especially in irrigated settings....More
Soybeans, similar to corn, are feeling the fallout from commodities across the board being pressured by the British fallout and the strength of the U.S. dollar. The bulls have been backpedaling aggressively all week, as prices are now down close to $1 per bushel from last week's high....More
Corn and soybean prices have increased in the past several months, leading to improved 2016 income prospects. Even given these price increases, working capital is still projected to be negative for rented farmland, leading to a continuing need to cut costs....More
Crop producers in the Upper Midwest who are facing either prevented planting or crop replant situations should contact their crop insurance agent for more details on the prevented planting and replant options with various crop insurance policies....More
While there is potential for prices to move even higher with stressful summer weather, that potential may be less than the potential for corn prices, depending on the magnitude of planted acreage, since soybean prices have already experienced a sharp rally and soybean yields are generally less sensitive to summer weather than are corn yields....More
In the 5 ag stories to read this week, learn about possible nitrogen loss and the impact on yield this year and get tips for evaluating your soybean stand. See the correlation between anhydrous, corn and natural gas prices and get a guide for herbicide application timing. Finally, enjoy some hay Minions!
Check out these advertisements we found when examining back issues from January through December 1985, with brand names like Lasso, Treflan, Bladex, Prowl, Amiben, Counter, Kinze, IH, Steiger, New Idea, Cargill, Pioneer, DeKalb, Jacques, Lynks, Farm Fans and more.
Around the Midwest, agronomists from Winfield are out in corn and soybean fields, checking emergence issues and looking for weeds, insects and diseases. They're also checking for nutrient deficiency. Here are updates on what they're seeing.
Around the Midwest, agronomists from WinField are out in corn and soybean fields, checking on crop development and looking for weeds, insects and diseases. Development varies across the Corn Belt, and some states are seeing disease and weed pressure.
Late-planted corn and soybean crops may be reaching a critical stage of development just as the weather is turning drier and could require earlier irrigation, says Lyndon Kelley, irrigation specialist for the Purdue and Michigan State Extension services....More
Over the past week, nearly all of the corn crop has emerged, and crop condition improved slightly. Soybean planting is getting closer to completion and overall crop condition also improved over last week's ratings....More
The June report lowered the 2015-16 corn ending stocks by 95 million bushels, and the 2015-16 soybean ending stocks by 30 million bushels, as compared to the May report. In addition, projected 2016-17 ending stocks were lowered by 145 million bushels for corn, and by 45 million bushels for soybeans....More
In the 5 Ag stories to read this week, get tips for keeping stored corn and soybeans cool over the summer and read about tissue testing corn for phosphorus and potassium. Learn about using cover crops to control glyphosate-resistant weeds and about how much nitrogen is left in the field after recent extended rains. Finally, enjoy a book to help kids learn about planting and seed technology.
The 1985 stories here reflect more cautious optimism and a renewed spirit to become a better financial and agronomic manager. Check out: Farm computers of the day, early sprayer controls, the challenges with too much tillage and erosion, the seriousness of farm economics, numerous agronomic practices and much more.