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Grain Markets: USDA Reports Provide Some Surprises

Grain Markets: USDA Reports Provide Some Surprises

👤By Todd Hubbs, University of Illinois Ag Economist 🕔Jan 16, 2018

The USDA released a set of reports on January 12 containing information with implications for corn and soybean prices in 2018. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the final estimates of the 2017 U.S. corn and soybean crops and

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WASDE Coarse Grains: Larger U.S. Corn Production, Decreased Demand

WASDE Coarse Grains: Larger U.S. Corn Production, Decreased Demand

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 12, 2018

This month’s 2017/18 U.S. corn outlook is for larger production, increased food, seed, and industrial use (FSI), lower feed and residual use, and greater stocks. Corn production is estimated at 14.604 billion bushels, up 26 million from last month as

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Ohio Corn: What Causes Variability in Grain Protein Levels?

Ohio Corn: What Causes Variability in Grain Protein Levels?

👤By Alexander Lindsey, Stan Smith, and Peter Thomison, Ohio State University Extension Specialists 🕔Jan 9, 2018

We’ve recently heard comments and questions concerning the varying levels of grain protein levels being found in shelled corn. Some feed companies have reported seeing many samples in the upper 6% and lower 7% protein range this year but there

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Alabama Corn: Factors to Consider When Selecting Seed

Alabama Corn: Factors to Consider When Selecting Seed

👤By Eddie McGriff, Alabama Extension Regional Agent 🕔Jan 9, 2018

Most growers have enjoyed the holidays and are making corn decisions for 2018’s crop. Many farmers may have already received a visit from their corn seed supplier wanting them to book their seed early. There are many factors involved in

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Minnesota Corn: Rye Cover Crops on Irrigated Sands

Minnesota Corn: Rye Cover Crops on Irrigated Sands

👤By Natalie Ricks and Fabián Fernández, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Jan 8, 2018

In Minnesota, approximately 500,000 acres of irrigated farmland are highly productive but susceptible to nitrate leaching to groundwater. Irrigated sandy soils are especially vulnerable to leaching. A recent study from University of Minnesota, with support from Pope County SWCD and

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Texas: East Central Panhandle Ag Program, Pampa, Jan. 22

Texas: East Central Panhandle Ag Program, Pampa, Jan. 22

👤By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jan 5, 2018

The East Central Panhandle Ag Program will be Jan. 22 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in the Gray County Annex, 12125 E. Frederic Ave. in Pampa. The program will begin with registration at 9:30 a.m. The fee

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Iowa Corn, Soybeans: High Yields Despite Drought Conditions

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: High Yields Despite Drought Conditions

👤By Sotirios Archontoulis, Mark Licht, and Mike Castellano, Iowa State University Extension Specialists 🕔Jan 5, 2018

Most of Iowa was wet and cool during planting time (end April to mid-May), warm and dry during vegetative growth (June to July), and cool and wet during reproductive development (August to September). In some locations, the June-July drought was

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Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Better Than Expected Yields

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Better Than Expected Yields Updated

👤By Charles Hurburgh, Iowa State University Extension Specialist 🕔Dec 21, 2017

Corn and soybean yields in 2017 were better than expected, which will add to the largest grain surpluses in recent years. As of the November 9, 2017 USDA crop production estimates, national corn yield estimates exceeded 2016 production and were closer

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Arkansas: Grain Prices Took Huge Bite Out of Sorghum, Wheat Acreage, Corn Fared Well

Arkansas: Grain Prices Took Huge Bite Out of Sorghum, Wheat Acreage, Corn Fared Well

👤By Mary Hightower, University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension 🕔Dec 15, 2017

Arkansas grain producers found themselves dealing with fickle market forces in 2017, as grain sorghum and wheat acreage dropped sharply in the state, chiefly due to low commodity prices, while corn acreage and yields hit their fourth-highest totals.  Corn hits

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Kansas: 3 Corn Production Management Schools Scheduled for Jan.

Kansas: 3 Corn Production Management Schools Scheduled for Jan.

👤By Kathy Gehl, Kansas State University 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Three K-State Corn Production Management Schools will be offered in early January 2018 in western, central, and eastern Kansas. Each school will provide in-depth training targeted for corn producers in those regions. The schools are coordinated with Kansas Corn and

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