Alabama: Drought Delays Planting, Farmers Look Toward May

🕔May 1, 2017The late winter and early spring months of 2017 brought weather less than ideal for planting. Some farmers had warmer soil temperatures and enough moisture to plant corn several weeks ago, […]

Good on Grain: Implications of Corn and Soybean Planting Progress

🕔Apr 18, 2016Listen to MP3 podcast Each spring the corn and soybean markets react to the pace of planting, reflecting expectations that an unusually fast or slow pace of planting may impact […]

Rice: The 4 R’s Of N, Plus Crop Progress Reports

🕔Apr 7, 2016In general, rice planting in the south is off to an early start. More times than not, rice planted early in the planting window performs well. With the challenges we […]

Fertilizer: BNSF Rail Declares Shipments Delivered as Promised – DTN

🕔May 30, 2014As spring planting rolls along (88% of U.S. corn planted as of May 25 according to USDA; 59% of soybeans) BNSF (Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.) is declaring “Mission Accomplished” […]

Grain TV: Basis Levels Increase Particularly in NW

🕔May 16, 2014Mostly negative day for grains in futures, while basis levels increased for corn and soybeans across the country, particularly in the northwest. Basis levels are expected to continue to rise […]

Grain TV: Planting Progress Weighs on Prices

🕔May 12, 2014Expectations for a big jump in planting progress weighed down on prices with soybeans leading the way lower. Actual planting numbers came in higher than expectations for both corn and […]

U.S. Grain Transportation: Inspections Down but Above 3-Year Average

🕔May 1, 2014For the week ending April 24, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export grain from all major export regions reached 2.0 million metric tons (mmt), down 11 […]

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