Corn: Why Are Harvested Acres Always Predictably Lower Than Planted? – DTN Jan 17, 2020

🕔Jan 17, 2020
There are many unanswerable questions and unknowable answers in this business, so I feel a special sort of relief when someone asks me a question that actually has a straightforward […]

Midwest Farmer Commentary: Corn Harvest, Other Challenges in 2019 – DTN Jan 8, 2020

🕔Jan 8, 2020
As the calendar turned to 2020, corn harvest in the U.S. was not 100% complete. In the last weekly Crop Progress report for 2019, USDA reported that as of Dec. […]

Midwest – Can Corn Overwinter? Risks And Uncertainty Abound – DTN Dec 5, 2019

🕔Dec 5, 2019
The ugly trifecta of 2019 — late planting, high-moisture corn and plentiful rain and snow — has left many farmers facing unharvested cornfields into December and possibly beyond. Of all […]

Corn: High Moisture Widely Offsets Bullish Basis Hopes – DTN Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019
Any complex, multi-stage process will have some bottleneck. For row-crop harvest, sometimes the bottleneck is at the elevator where trucks get stuck in long lines waiting for the dump to […]

Ohio Corn: High Moisture Harvest May Continue Nov 6, 2019

🕔Nov 6, 2019
When the calendar flipped from October to November the weather changed in a big way. Over the next 10 days, temperature predictions are highs in the 40’s and lows in […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: Crop Quality Observations on Another Unusual Year Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019
This year continues the chain of growing seasons with extremes and rapid changes beyond our long-term experiences. This made for periods of both stress and favorable crop growth despite the […]

Ohio Corn: Field Drying and Harvest Losses Oct 29, 2019

🕔Oct 29, 2019
According to the USDA/NASS, as of Sunday, Oct. 27th, 37 percent of Ohio’s corn was harvested for grain, compared to 62 percent for last year and 56 percent for the five-year […]

Minnesota Corn: Harvest Faces Weather Challenges Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
The development of Minnesota’s corn crop is highly variable this year, due to numerous weather challenges and wide ranges in both planting dates and hybrid relative maturities. The rain and […]

North Dakota Corn: Expect High-Moisture Crop at Harvest Oct 11, 2019

🕔Oct 11, 2019
A killing frost is expected within a few days in North Dakota, which will end corn development. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, 84% of […]

Iowa: What To Do with Replant Crops at Harvest? Oct 10, 2019

🕔Oct 10, 2019
An Iowa farmer sent me an email in anticipation of the freeze this weekend and I suspect many farmers are in the similar position of having mature crops with replant […]

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