Fertilizer Prices Climb, Acreage Decisions Loom, and Wheat, Soybean Prices Surge Feb 24, 2022

🕔Feb 24, 2022
DTN writer Russ Quinn reported on Wednesday that, “Average retail prices for most fertilizers continued to climb the second full week of February 2022, according to sellers surveyed by DTN. For […]

Corn, Soybeans: Long-Term Usage Implications for Future Planting Decisions Nov 10, 2021

🕔Nov 10, 2021
Since the mid-1990s, the use of soybeans produced in the U.S. has grown more than corn use, primarily because soybean exports have been a resilient source of growth. Higher growth […]

Midwest: Planting Decisions in the Face of COVID-19 Mar 18, 2020

🕔Mar 18, 2020
Trade conflicts, prevented and late planting, and policy innovations have presented a difficult decision-making environment to farmers over the past several years. The decisions for this spring are now drastically […]

Arkansas: Making Decisions with ‘Phase One’ Signed, No Word on 3rd MFP Payment Jan 24, 2020

🕔Jan 24, 2020
Farming has always been a contest of wills between farmers and forces largely beyond their control — weather, the economy and the glacial pace of legislation. In 2020, all three […]

Grain Markets: 2018 Acreage Decisions – Steady as She Goes in Rough Waters Apr 12, 2018

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🕔Apr 12, 2018
The recent release of the Prospective Planting report and the threat of a 25% tariff on U.S. soybean imports to China has resulted in swings in corn and soybean futures […]

Mississippi: Markets, Rain Play Havoc with Planting Decisions Apr 1, 2016

🕔Apr 1, 2016
Crop decisions made in January based on markets and profit potential may be cloudy memories for growers waiting on fields to dry out enough to allow spring plantings. Brian Williams, […]

Flint on Crops: Which Crops Make Sense Today? Jan 18, 2016

🕔Jan 18, 2016
The answer to the question of which crop or crops make the most sense in a year like this will vary from one farm to the next depending upon several […]

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