Corn, Soybeans: Anticipating USDA Planted Acreage Revisions in 2021 May 20, 2021

🕔May 20, 2021
The size of U.S corn and soybean planted acreage plays an important role in the market outlook for both crops.  The USDA released the 2021 Prospective Plantings report on March 31st and this […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Do USDA Planted Acreage Revisions Compare to Prevented Plant Acreage? Apr 29, 2021

🕔Apr 29, 2021
Several issues related to the March 31 USDA Prospective Plantings report have been examined in recent farmdoc daily articles. These include the historically large size of the market surprise for combined corn and […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Do USDA Planted Acreage Revisions Affect Price, Planting Progress? Apr 26, 2021

🕔Apr 26, 2021
The USDA Prospective Plantings report on March 31st indicated that U.S. farmers this year intended to plant 91.444 million acres of corn and 87.6 million acres of soybeans.  These estimates sent shockwaves through […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Surprising Was the Prospective Plantings Report? Apr 8, 2021

🕔Apr 8, 2021
The USDA released the 2021 Prospective Plantings report on March 31st.  The report indicated that U.S. farmers intended to plant 91.444 million acres of corn and 87.6 million acres of soybeans this […]

Corn: Was the Final 2020 USDA Yield Estimate an Outlier? Mar 4, 2021

🕔Mar 4, 2021
The USDA released final estimates of yield, acreage, and production for the 2020 corn crop on January 12th in its Crop Production Annual Summary report.  The final estimate of yield was only 172 […]

Corn: What Is Up with USDA Revisions to Quarterly Stock Estimates? Feb 11, 2021

🕔Feb 11, 2021
It is not unusual for revisions to USDA crop and livestock estimates to be newsworthy. A good example occurred in January, when the USDA lowered its estimate of the U.S. […]

Ethanol Production Profits in 2020 – A Year Like No Other Jan 28, 2021

🕔Jan 28, 2021
The U.S. ethanol industry entered 2020 in a slump.  The industry experienced a losing year in 2019 for the first time in seven years and the average ethanol plant lost […]

Ethanol: Recent Trends in U.S. Operational Efficiency Jan 21, 2021

🕔Jan 21, 2021
The operational efficiency of any industry is key to long-term profitability, no less so for the U.S. ethanol industry. Surprisingly little information is available in the public domain on this […]

Corn, Soybeans: 2021 Market Outlook Dec 30, 2020

🕔Dec 30, 2020
The corn and soybean markets have been on a tear since bottoming in mid-August.  Both markets have increased over 30% in just three months.  This is certainly a welcome change […]

Corn, Soybeans: Projecting Final Planted Acreage with Preliminary FSA Data Aug 28, 2020

🕔Aug 28, 2020
Each year the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) provides estimates of planted acreage of corn and soybeans in the U.S.  These estimates provide important fundamental information about potential crop […]

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