Corn: Does GMO Increase Crop Yields? 21 Years of Data Says Yes.

🕔Feb 26, 2018While many studies show that genetically modified crops contribute to yield gains, GMO critics say that they don’t. Such claims, they say, are industry talking points drawn from industry-funded studies. […]

Illinois Farm Income: What’s Needed to Break Even in 2018?

🕔Jan 31, 2018Listen to MP3 podcast Current fall delivery bids are near $3.60 per bushel for corn and $9.60 per bushel for soybeans. At those prices, high yields are needed for farmers […]

Corn, 2018: Expect an Average Loss of $115.33 Per Planted Acre – Commentary

🕔Jan 17, 2018Editor’s Note: Click here for related commentary on other crops.  As a new year begins, we are going to take the time to look at the profitability of the major […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: High Yields Despite Drought Conditions

🕔Jan 5, 2018Most of Iowa was wet and cool during planting time (end April to mid-May), warm and dry during vegetative growth (June to July), and cool and wet during reproductive development […]

Georgia Corn: Yields Lower Than Last Year’s Crop

🕔Nov 30, 2017Georgia’s corn yields were lower than expected this season due to prolonged cloudy conditions this summer, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension corn, soybean and small grains agronomist Reagan […]

Alabama Corn: Good Sunlight Critical for High Yields

🕔Nov 20, 2017The poet Robert Frost penned that good fences make good neighbors. Just as good fences make good neighbors, good sunlight is critical for high corn yields if it is supplemented […]

Nebraska: Why Grain Test Weigh Matters

🕔Nov 14, 2017Grain test weight, often used as a grain quality indicator, is a volumetric measurement based on an official bushel being 1.244 cubic feet. For U.S. No. 1 yellow corn, the […]

Iowa Corn: Addressing the Edge or Border Effect on Yields

🕔Nov 8, 2017There have been many reports of corn along the edge of the fields yielding drastically less than the remainder of the field. In many cases, the yield loss is most […]

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 […]

Grain Markets: Don’t Tunnel Vision on Yield Estimates, More Factors Are at Play – DTN

🕔Aug 30, 2017As we get ready to turn out the lights on August 2017, we have to admit this has been a bearish time for corn prices. As of Monday, DTN’s national […]

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