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    Arkansas Rice: More Rain Delays; Yield Potential by Planting Date Apr 23, 2022

    🕔Apr 23, 2022
    If you don’t have anything nice to say, you can sit next to me.  The mid-week rain brought even more than we bargained for, eliminating most all chances of planting […]

    Arkansas Rice: Slow Planting Progress; When to Combine Insecticide Seed Treatments Apr 19, 2022

    🕔Apr 19, 2022
    Some small victories found for a few days this week as rain held off in some areas longer than expected to find more planting opportunity.  However, this was still very […]

    Planting Troubles Worsen, Corn Progress Lowest on Record May 31, 2019

    🕔May 31, 2019
    Unrelenting rainfall continues to cause headaches for Corn Belt farmers.  Record-breaking precipitation this year has lead to flooding and historic delays in the pace of U.S. corn planting.  Soybean planting […]

    Midwest Corn: Price Increases, PLC Payments, and Prevented Planting May 22, 2019

    🕔May 22, 2019
    This article documents the very late planting that is occurring in 2019, leading to the prospects of lower yields and higher than normal prevented planting from crop insurance. As a […]

    Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Making Late Planting Decisions May 8, 2019

    🕔May 8, 2019
    Planting over much of the Midwest is seriously delayed. History suggests the odds have also increased for lower corn yields in 2019 than in 2018, and soybean yields likely will […]

    Alabama: Drought Delays Planting, Farmers Look Toward May May 1, 2017

    🕔May 1, 2017
    The 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, 2016

    🕔Apr 18, 2016
    Listen 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, 2016

    🕔Apr 7, 2016
    In 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, 2014

    🕔May 30, 2014
    As 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, 2014

    🕔May 16, 2014
    Mostly 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 […]

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