USDA Crop Reports: A Proposal to Re-Level the Information Playing Field Jan 24, 2020

🕔Jan 24, 2020
The purpose of USDA crop reports is to facilitate efficient functioning of agricultural markets and reduce information asymmetries. The latter objective is often referred to as “leveling the playing field.” […]

Corn: A Closer Look at USDA’s Balance Sheets Jan 15, 2020

🕔Jan 15, 2020
The USDA released a number of important reports for the grain markets on January 10, 2019, including the quarterly Grain Stocks report, Annual Crop Production Summary, and the monthly World […]

Webinar: Corn, Soybean Supply, Demand, Price Prospects – Oct. 10 Oct 3, 2019

🕔Oct 3, 2019
This webinar discusses the implications of the September 1 stocks reports and October Crop Production report on corn supply and demand prospects for the 2019-20 marketing year. A detailed discussion […]

RFS and SRE: A Simple Proposal to Clear the Logjam Sep 20, 2019

🕔Sep 20, 2019
Implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) in the U.S. has been controversial from the start. The latest controversy revolves around a seemingly obscure provision of the RFS that allows […]

Webinar: Corn, Soybeans – Updated Supply, Demand, Price Prospects, Aug. 13 Jul 30, 2019

🕔Jul 30, 2019
Todd Hubbs and Scott Irwin of the University of Illinois Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics will be hosting a webinar on Tuesday, August 13 to discuss the updated supply […]

Soybeans: Just How Late is the 2019 Crop? Jun 27, 2019

🕔Jun 27, 2019
The lateness of planting the 2019 U.S. soybean crop has rightfully been getting a lot of attention.  We have highlighted this issue and its implications for acreage, yield, and prices […]

Midwest Corn: How Far Behind Are We? A Deeper Historical Look. Jun 13, 2019

🕔Jun 13, 2019
The lateness of planting the 2019 U.S. corn crop has been much discussed in recent weeks. We have highlighted this issue and its implications for acreage, yield, and prices in […]

Midwest Soybeans: How Will Late Planting Affect 2019 Yields? Jun 10, 2019

🕔Jun 10, 2019
In a May 1, 2019 farmdoc daily article, we examined the implications of late planting of the U.S. corn crop on yield expectations for 2019.  Planting date considerations for soybeans are also important […]

Midwest Corn: How Will Late Planting Affect Acreage, Yield, Marketing? May 24, 2019

🕔May 24, 2019
USDA’s release of the Crop Progress report on May 20 showed corn planting at 49 percent nationally.  The planting progress in numerous major corn producing states lags behind historical averages significantly. The […]

Corn, Soybeans: How Will Late Planting Affect 2019 Acreage? May 10, 2019

🕔May 10, 2019
In a series of farmdoc daily articles in recent weeks we examined how fast the U.S. corn crop can be planted, the likelihood that the corn crop can be planted this […]

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