Midwest Corn: How Far Behind Are We? A Deeper Historical Look.

🕔Jun 13, 2019The 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, 2019In 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, 2019USDA’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, 2019In 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 […]

Corn Belt: What’s Ahead? Late Planting and Projected Yields, 2019

🕔May 2, 2019Wet conditions in much of the Corn Belt continue to hamper corn planting progress this spring.  The USDA’s most recent weekly Crop Progress report indicated that only 15 percent of the corn […]

Midwest Corn: Prospects for Timely Planting of the 2019 Crop

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🕔Apr 25, 2019It is generally acknowledged that the U.S. average corn yield is largely determined by weather conditions during the reproductive and grain filling stages during the summer months.  Still, weather conditions […]

Corn: Here We Go Again – How Long to Plant the U.S. Crop?

🕔Apr 18, 2019USDA’s release of the March Prospective Planting report indicated an increase in planted acreage for corn in 2019.  At 92.8 million acres, the report shows approximately 3.7 million additional acres […]

Biodiesel Production Profitability in 2018: Did Headwinds or Tailwinds Dominate?

🕔Mar 28, 2019The U.S. biodiesel industry faced strong headwinds in 2018 due to the demand destruction wreaked by small refinery exemptions (SREs).  A recent farmdoc daily article estimated that SREs reduced biomass-based diesel (biodiesel […]

Cotton, Soy: USDA Drops Field Surveys for August Production Reports – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2019USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service is making some changes in how it projects corn, soybean and cotton production and yields in the August Crop Production reports. On Tuesday, NASS announced […]

Biofuels: Why Are Ethanol Prices So Low?

🕔Feb 15, 2019The U.S. ethanol industry was rocked by low prices in 2018, especially in the second half of the year when prices reached their lowest levels in over a decade (Figure […]

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