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

🕔Jul 30, 2019Todd 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, 2019The 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, 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 […]

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