Ohio Corn: Estimating Yield Losses in Stressed Fields

🕔Aug 13, 2019Many corn fields are still silking (and some are just past the mid-vegetative stages)….so, it may seem a little early to discuss estimating grain yields. However, according to the most […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: Reduced U.S. Corn Demand, Higher Stocks

🕔Aug 13, 2019This month’s 2019/20 U.S. corn outlook is for larger supplies, reduced exports and corn used for ethanol, and greater ending stocks. Corn production is forecast at 13.9 billion bushels, up […]

Minnesota Corn: Stress Now Reduces Kernel Number

🕔Aug 6, 2019Much of the corn in Minnesota has finished pollinating and the kernels are in the blister stage. Kernels enter the blister stage at about 12 days after tasseling and the […]

Hubbs on Grain: What’s Going on with Corn Prices?

🕔Aug 6, 2019The December futures price of corn fell back to levels not seen since late May in last week’s trading despite substantial uncertainty regarding acreage and yield for the 2019 crop. […]

Ohio Corn: Pollination to Go Well into Aug.

🕔Jul 30, 2019According to the National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending July 28, 2019, 32% of the state’s corn was silking compared to 75% for the 5-year average. Given the […]

Nebraska Corn: How Extended High Heat Disrupts Pollination

🕔Jul 25, 2019As of July 15, the USDA NASS survey showed 11% of corn was silking, behind 60% last year and the 42% average. Growers with corn fields currently pollinating have been […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Heat, Drought Stress During Pollination

🕔Jul 24, 2019We can plant on the optimum date, fertilize exactly as our soil test recommends, have perfect pest control…and then, Bam! We get whacked with a heat wave or drought period […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: How Are We Doing at Mid-Season?

🕔Jul 23, 2019The 2019 Illinois corn crop reached 50% planted during the first week of June, more than a month later than the average of the past five years. The soybean crop […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Prices Heating Up

🕔Jul 15, 2019Despite the USDA raising 2018-19 marketing year ending stocks for corn in last Thursday’s WASDE report, corn prices moved higher to end the week.  December corn futures prices returned to […]

Grain, Soy Outlook: Global Demand to Increase 15% Over Next Decade

🕔Jul 12, 2019A news release on Monday from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations stated that, “Global demand for agricultural products is projected to grow by 15 percent over […]

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