Gap Growing Between Irrigated, Rainfed Crop Yields

🕔Aug 20, 2019A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rainfed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap. The University of Nebraska–Lincoln’s Suat […]

Illinois: Crop Rotation Improves Yields, Decreases Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Says Study

🕔May 24, 2018Many farmers grow corn and soybean in rotation to avoid the continuous corn yield penalty, but now there’s another reason to rotate. Scientists at the University of Illinois have provided […]

Scientists Sort Plant Genes for Drought Tolerance, Yield, Other Factors – DTN

🕔Oct 27, 2017An army of scientists is hard at work to understand how plants sense, defend and adapt to harsh environments. “Plants can’t relocate when conditions get tough. Survival relies on swiftly […]

USDA Photosynthesis Project: New Traits Could Increase Crop Yields by 20% to 50%

🕔Sep 15, 2017Political and agricultural leaders gather at the University of Illinois today to see transformative work by scientists in the Realizing Increased Photosynthetic Efficiency (RIPE) research project, which has already demonstrated […]

Crop Insurance: Are Yield and Revenue Declines Related?

🕔Jun 16, 2016Introduction The relationship between percent change in U.S. yield and percent change in U.S. revenue per acre over the crop insurance coverage period is found to vary across the 6 […]

Cereal Grains: Changes in U.S. Yields, Acres, Prices Over Time

🕔Jun 8, 2016Since the early 1950s, U.S. acres in corn have increased while decreases have occurred in other cereal crops (barley, oats, rice, rye, sorghum, and wheat). These acreage changes likely are related […]

Crop Insurance: Alternatives for Determining Yields

🕔Feb 10, 2016Farmers and other insureds often have alternatives for determining yields used in crop insurance guarantee and premium calculation resulting from Yield Adjustment (YA), Yield Endorsement (YE), and Trend-Adjustment Yield Endorsement […]

Nebraska: Corn, Soybean Harvests are Bin-Busters

🕔Jan 18, 2016Corn for grain production in Nebraska, based on year-end surveys, is estimated at a record high 1.69 billion bushels, up 6% from 2014, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. […]

Arkansas: Record Yields Projected for 4 State Crops

🕔Aug 12, 2015Just as combines begin to scratch the surface of the 2015 harvest, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service on Wednesday projected record high yields for Arkansas soybeans, […]

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