Corn Belt Farmland Values – Declines Continue, Modest Rises Expected Jul 2, 2019

🕔Jul 2, 2019Today’s update highlights recent news items that discuss the value of farmland in Iowa, Nebraska, and more broadly in the Corn Belt. Iowa An update last month from Iowa State […]

After Unprecedented Spring, Planting Decisions Unfold for Corn Belt Farmers Jun 7, 2019

🕔Jun 7, 2019Washington Post writers Andrew Van Dam, Laris Karklis and Tim Meko reported on Tuesday that, “Corn Belt farmers are used to being at the mercy of the weather. “But they […]

Disaster Aid Package: Confusion Over Who and What is Covered – DTN Jun 7, 2019

🕔Jun 7, 2019Farmers in at least six states should be eligible for more financial aid under the $19.1 billion disaster aid bill signed into law Thursday by President Donald Trump. With $3 […]

Corn Belt Livestock Producers Prepare for Storm – DTN Jan 18, 2019

🕔Jan 18, 2019A winter storm is set to push across much of the central Corn Belt this weekend, bringing with it several inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures. While the storm could […]

Soggy Harvest Decisions – Leave the Corn, Get the Beans out First – DTN Sep 27, 2018

🕔Sep 27, 2018Rainy weather across large swaths of the Corn and Soybean Belt is threatening to delay harvest and cause problems for growers.   Be on alert for stalk problems, grain quality issues […]

Corn Weekly Outlook: Will the 2018 Corn Crop Get Smaller? – Video Sep 4, 2018

🕔Sep 4, 2018December corn prices approached contract lows not seen since the second week of July as August ended.  The continued weakness in corn prices persists despite 2018-19 marketing year projections of […]

Cornbelt: February Matters in Terms of Revenue-Based Crop Insurance – DTN Feb 23, 2018

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🕔Feb 23, 2018The month of February is important for growers in the key Corn Belt states who purchase revenue-based crop insurance policies. It’s when the projected prices for those policies are set. […]

Grain Markets: Should We Be Surprised By Average 2017 Corn, Soybean Yields? Nov 2, 2017

🕔Nov 2, 2017In the Crop Production report released on October 10, 2017 the USDA estimated the U.S. average yield of corn to be 171.8 bushels per acre and the average yield of soybeans to […]

Corn Production: Variability in County Yields – 2012 to 2016 Aug 2, 2017

🕔Aug 2, 2017Focus soon will turn to 2017 yield estimates as USDA will release their first estimates of national and state yields on August 10th. In preparation for this release, national corn […]

Corn Belt: Rain Slowed Field Work but Forecast Looks Promising – DTN May 12, 2017

🕔May 12, 2017The Corn Belt is in watch-and-wait mode. Growers from Ohio, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri told DTN they were parking their planters and sprayers for a few days longer, after flooding […]

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