Corn, 2018: Exceptional Yields in Central Illinois, Eastern U.S.

🕔Apr 16, 2019On a national basis, corn and soybean yields were near record-breaking levels in 2018, with exceptional yields in central Illinois and the eastern United States contributing heavily to those near-record […]

Illinois Corn and Soy: Profitability Impacts of Trend and High Yields

🕔Feb 8, 2019In recent years, yields over much of Illinois have been above average. A return to trend yields would result in much lower farmland returns, particularly if prices do not increase.  […]

Midwest Corn: Weather at Key Growth Stages Predicts Yield, Quality, Study Says

🕔Jan 29, 2019Corn is planted on approximately 90 million acres across the United States every year. With all that data, it takes months after harvest for government agencies to analyze total yield […]

Corn: U.S. Grain Council Harvest Quality Report

🕔Dec 17, 2018A warm and moist growing season resulted in near-record yields and good quality for the 2018 corn crop, according to the U.S. Grain Council’s (USGC) latest corn quality report, released […]

Arkansas Corn: Ties 4th Highest Yield Despite Cool, Wet Start; Sorghum Hits Average

🕔Dec 14, 2018After a slow start because of weather, Arkansas’ corn crop tied its fourth-highest state average yield and grain sorghum crop yields are within the normal average range for recent years, […]

Midwest Corn: Genetically Engineered Seeds May Help Offset Climate Change

🕔Nov 26, 2018Count Kansas State University agricultural economist Jesse Tack among those who recognize unique challenges created by the world’s rising demand for food and changing climates across the globe. Tack and […]

Nebraska Corn: Yield Forecast – End of Season Report

🕔Oct 22, 2018High temperature during vegetative stages had little impact on forecasted yield potential. This article is the last in a series that summarizes the simulated crop stages and yield forecasts for […]

Corn: High Yields Don’t Mean High Test Weights – Why It Matters

🕔Sep 25, 2018Among the top 10 most discussed (and cussed) topics at the Chat ‘n Chew Cafe during corn harvest season is the grain test weight being reported from corn fields in […]

Kentucky Corn: Impact of July, Aug. Weather on Yields

🕔Sep 14, 2018Rainfall and temperatures influences corn yield throughout its lifecycle, but especially during the seed fill period. Dr. Bob Nielsen at Purdue recently wrote an excellent article on temperatures, rainfall and […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: 2018 Gross Revenue Depends on Yields, Pre-Harvest Hedging

🕔Sep 12, 2018Recently released yield estimates and the announcement of Market Facilitation Program details allows for more accurate estimates of 2018 gross revenue for corn and soybeans. Gross revenue in 2018 could […]

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