USDA Opens 2020 Enrollment for ARC, PLC Programs Oct 15, 2019

🕔Oct 15, 2019Agricultural producers now can enroll in the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage (PLC) programs – two U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) safety net programs – for the […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: Reduced U.S. Corn Exports, Increased Feed, Residual Use Oct 10, 2019

🕔Oct 10, 2019This month’s 2019/20 U.S. corn outlook is for slightly lower production, reduced exports and corn used for ethanol, greater feed and residual use, and lower ending stocks. Corn production is […]

Phosphorus Basics: Deficiency Symptoms, Sufficiency Ranges, and Common Sources Oct 10, 2019

🕔Oct 10, 2019The right balance of phosphorus is vital to plant health. Learn deficiency symptoms, tissue sufficiency ranges, and common phosphorus sources. Phosphorus (P) is an essential nutrient required for plant growth. It […]

Crop Progress Falls Further Behind Average Pace – DTN Sep 24, 2019

🕔Sep 24, 2019The percentage of U.S. corn and soybeans that has reached maturity fell further behind the five-year average last week, according to USDA NASS’ latest Crop Progress report released Monday. As […]

Crop Progress: Conditions Stable, Harvest Still Significantly Behind Pace – DTN Sep 17, 2019

🕔Sep 17, 2019U.S. corn and soybean conditions held mostly steady last week, but both crops are still significantly behind the average pace in reaching maturity, according to USDA NASS’ latest Crop Progress […]

Illinois Small Grains: 6 Tips for Planting in an Odd Field Season Sep 16, 2019

🕔Sep 16, 2019Soon many producers will be starting to plant small grains.  Below is my “Top six” list of important things to consider when planting wheat and other small grains in the […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Large Global Barley Production Drives Prices Down Sep 13, 2019

🕔Sep 13, 2019Barley harvest is largely complete for Northern Hemisphere countries. Crops for Canada, the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine are larger than a year ago, contributing to sharply higher global production […]

USDA Weekly Crop Progress – Crop Condition at 6-Year Low – DTN Sep 10, 2019

🕔Sep 10, 2019Corn condition, which is already at a six-year low, dropped last week, according to USDA NASS’ latest Crop Progress report released Monday. NASS estimated that, as of Sunday, Sept. 8, […]

Feed Outlook: Corn Crop Grows on Yield Increase Aug 21, 2019

🕔Aug 21, 2019The 2019/20 U.S. corn crop projection is raised 26 million bushels this month as a 3.5-bushel-per-acre increase in yield to 169.5 bushels virtually offsets a 1.6-million-acre decline in harvested area […]

Gap Growing Between Irrigated, Rainfed Crop Yields Aug 20, 2019

🕔Aug 20, 2019A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rainfed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Suat […]

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