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    Corn, Soybeans: What Do We Know About Revisions to USDA Planted Acreage Estimates? Jun 28, 2022

    🕔Jun 28, 2022
    The USDA released the 2022 Prospective Plantings report on March 31st.  The report indicated that U.S. farmers this year intended to plant 89.5 million acres of corn, 91.0 million acres of soybeans, and 317.4 […]

    Soybeans: How Does Late Planting Affect Average U.S. Yields? May 28, 2022

    🕔May 28, 2022
    We looked at several issues related to late planting for corn in recent series of farmdoc daily articles. Similar concerns have been raised about delayed planting of soybeans due to cool, […]

    Corn: Do Poor Springs Followed by Positive Summers Explain Late Planting, Yield Puzzle? May 21, 2022

    🕔May 21, 2022
    In a recent farmdoc daily article, corn planting date results from agronomic field trials in Illinois were compared to state-level estimates of late planting impacts.  The field trials indicated that the […]

    Illinois Corn: Impact of Late Planting on the State Average Yield May 10, 2022

    🕔May 10, 2022
    A recent farmdoc daily article examined the impact of late planting on the U.S. average corn yield.  The regression estimates indicated a 10 percent increase in late planting leads to about […]

    Corn: What Do We Know About the Impact of Late Planting on the U.S. Average Yield? Apr 29, 2022

    🕔Apr 29, 2022
    Cold and wet weather has delayed the normal pace of corn planting this spring.  The latest weekly Crop Progress report from the USDA indicates that only seven percent of the 2022 U.S. […]

    Corn: What Do We Know About How Long It Takes to Plant the U.S. Crop? Apr 23, 2022

    🕔Apr 23, 2022
    The latest weekly Crop Progress report from the USDA indicates that only four percent of the 2022 U.S. corn crop was planted as of April 17, and none in Illinois.  A […]

    Illinois Corn, Soybeans: What Do We Know About Planting Dates and Yield from Field Trials? Apr 20, 2022

    🕔Apr 20, 2022
    The impact of planting date on projections of corn and soybean yield is always an important issue at this time of year.  The weekly Crop Progress report from the USDA indicates […]

    Corn, Soybean Webinar: Implications of Grain Stocks, Prospective Plantings Reports for Prices – March 31 Mar 21, 2022

    🕔Mar 21, 2022
    The March Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports usually result in one of the most volatile days of the year in the grain markets.  This year the reports have even […]

    Biodiesel: 2021 Was a Devastating Year for Production Profits Feb 17, 2022

    🕔Feb 17, 2022
    Despite the effects of the COVID pandemic and associated severe economic contraction, biodiesel plants basically broke even in 2020.  However, storm clouds were gathering as returns went into the red […]

    Ethanol Production Profits in 2021 – What a Ride! Feb 11, 2022

    🕔Feb 11, 2022
    The U.S. ethanol industry entered 2021 with a hangover from the COVID pandemic. While the industry managed to eke out a very small net profit during 2020, losses began to […]

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