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Soybean Stocks and Acreage

The USDA will release the quarterly Grain Stocks report, with estimates of crop inventories as of June 1, and the annual Acreage report on June 28.  The June 1 soybean stocks estimate this year may not provide much new information, but the implications for soybean prices contained in the Acreage report appears set to form expectations about prices moving […]

Agricultural Professionals Expect Lower Land Values and Stable Crop Prices

Over 270 agricultural professionals attended the 2019 ISU Soil Management Land Valuation (SMLV) Conference this past May. This is the longest running conference at Iowa State University for both research and extension, and 2019 marked the 92nd annual meeting in this series. Over 150 participants provided their estimates of future land values as well as […]

Late Planting with Sorghum Provides Opportunity

Grain sorghum is one crop option that can provide opportunity to growers in regions impacted by historically adverse weather during the 2019 planting season. As wet conditions persist for farmers across the U.S., producers calculating options as major crop plant deadlines loom need to keep the following considerations in mind when planting grain sorghum. Grain […]

Planting Troubles Worsen, Progress Lowest on Record for Corn

Unrelenting rainfall continues to cause headaches for Corn Belt farmers.  Record-breaking precipitation this year has lead to flooding and historic delays in the pace of U.S. corn planting.  Soybean planting has also fallen significantly behind the five year average.  Today’s update recaps recent news articles and government reports that discuss these issues in more detail. […]

How Long Is the Road to a Deal With China?

How Long Is the Road to a Deal With China? MAY 14, 2019 12:56 PM By Anna-Lisa Laca Farm Journal’s

Is Prevent Plant the Most Profitable Option in 2019?

As of May 12, 30% of the U.S. corn crop is in the ground. That compares to a five-year

Catastrophic Flooding Damages Roads, Rail and Access to Export Market

By Sonja Begemann Farm Journal Seeds and Crop Production Editor By now you’ve been reading about flooding damage from Missouri, Elkhorn

Drone Paid For Itself "10 To 20 Times Over" On Indiana Farm

By Rhonda Brooks Editor, Farm Journal Magazine Editorial Director, Farm Journal Media Wind and hail took a big yield bite out

Perdue: EPA Will Approve Year-Round E15 by June 1 Deadline

By John Herath Farm Journal Media News Director The on-again, off-again saga of EPA rulemaking for year-round sales of 15% ethanol

To GMO or non-GMO? That is the question

By Larry Dreiling Feb 4, 2019 To call commodity markets a roller coaster ride would be an understatement. Take

Some Answers To Hybrid Performance Questions

By Rhonda Brooks Editor, Farm Journal Magazine Editorial Director, Farm Journal Media When you pour a bag of premium-quality seed corn into


10 Reason Beef Producers can feel good

How Government Shutdown Affects USDA, Farmer Payments

Some USDA activities will be shut down or significantly reduced.

Crop and Livestock Price Prospects for 2019

Crop prices continue adjusting to the current trade environment and large global inventories.

Prospects for Corn Use from Ethanol Production

The WASDE forecast of corn use for ethanol production decreased by 50 million bushels in the December report.

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