Corn Belt Livestock Producers Prepare for Storm – DTN

🕔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, 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, 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

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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, 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, 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, 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 […]

Cornbelt Update: Spray, Fertilizer Rigs in the Field but Slowed by Rain, Cool Temps – DTN

🕔Apr 21, 2017From Missouri to Minnesota and in between, many planting efforts are stalled thanks to cool, soggy conditions. Farmers are finishing up burndown and pre-emergence herbicide sprays as well as fertilizer […]

Cover Crops: 3 Corn Belt States Show Dramatic Increase Over Past Decade – DTN

🕔Mar 16, 2017Conservation funding to expand cover crops and farmer willingness to adopt those crops increased dramatically in three Corn Belt states during the past decade, but those states will need continued […]

Cornbelt: Soil Health and Your Bottom Line, Finding the Data – DTN

🕔Feb 28, 2017It’s not hard to find a soil-health or cover-crop field day. Someone usually has a spade showing off earthworms and their tunnel work. There’s generally a 6-foot-deep pit to look […]

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