Midwest Corn: How Will Late Planting Affect Acreage, Yield, Marketing? May 24, 2019

🕔May 24, 2019
USDA’s release of the Crop Progress report on May 20 showed corn planting at 49 percent nationally.  The planting progress in numerous major corn producing states lags behind historical averages significantly. The […]

Corn: How Does Production Compare Among Top 5 Exporters? May 13, 2019

🕔May 13, 2019
Examining the competitiveness of corn production in different regions of the world is often difficult due to lack of comparable data and agreement regarding what needs to be measured. To […]

Corn: Excessive Rain as Damaging to Yields as Extreme Heat, Drought May 3, 2019

🕔May 3, 2019
Recent flooding in the Midwest has brought attention to the complex agricultural problems associated with too much rain. Data from the past three decades suggest that excessive rainfall can affect […]

Corn, 2018: Exceptional Yields in Central Illinois, Eastern U.S. Apr 16, 2019

🕔Apr 16, 2019
On 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, 2019

🕔Feb 8, 2019
In 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, 2019

🕔Jan 29, 2019
Corn 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, 2018

🕔Dec 17, 2018
A 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, 2018

🕔Dec 14, 2018
After 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, 2018

🕔Nov 26, 2018
Count 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, 2018

🕔Oct 22, 2018
High 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 […]

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