Illinois: How Has Crop Acreage Shifted Since 1996?

🕔Dec 13, 2017Since 2012, acres in the U.S. have been shifting out of corn and into soybeans, likely as a result of higher returns for soybeans than for corn. The longer termed […]

Corn, Soybeans: Acreage Prospects for 2018

🕔Nov 27, 2017Corn and soybean prices have weathered the USDA’s November Crop Production report that contained larger forecasts of the size of the 2017 harvest, relative to market expectations, for both crops. […]

Grain Markets: Stocks and Acreage Report Implications for Corn, Soybeans

🕔Jul 3, 2017On June 30, the USDA released the Acreage and Grain Stocks reports. The Acreage report surprised many observers and generated strong positive movements in corn and soybean prices. The following […]

Soybeans: Will Shift in Acreage Impact National Yield in 2017?

🕔Apr 20, 2017USDA’s release of the March Prospective Planting report indicated an increase in planted acreage for soybeans in 2017. At a record high of 89.5 million acres, the report shows approximately […]

USDA Prospective Plantings 2017: Corn, Wheat Acres Down – Cotton, Soybean Climb

🕔Mar 31, 2017Corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 is estimated at 90.0 million acres, down 4 percent or 4.0 million acres from last year. Compared with last year, planted acreage […]

Crop Acreage: Less Wheat, Increases for Row Crops

🕔Jun 30, 2016Corn planted area for all purposes in 2016 is estimated at 94.1 million acres, up 7 percent from last year. This represents the third highest planted acreage in the United […]

Good on Grain: Soybean Stocks, Acreage, and Weather

🕔Jun 20, 2016Listen to MP3 podcast July 2016 soybean futures have increased by 25 percent since April 1, led by the nearly 50 percent increase in soybean meal prices. Soybean oil prices […]

Illinois Soybeans: Will They Be More Profitable Than Corn in 2016?

🕔Apr 20, 2016USDA’s Prospective Planting report released on March 31st indicated that U.S. plantings of corn in 2016 will be 6% higher than in 2015 and soybean acres will be 1% less. […]

Moving Grain: Panama Canal Announces 2nd Set of Draft Restrictions

🕔Apr 8, 2016Panama Canal Announces Second Draft Restrictions Subsequent to the restrictions announced on March 1 (see 03/24/16 Grain Transportaion Report), the Panama Canal Authority announced a second round of draft restrictions […]

2016 Corn Planted Acres Up – Prices Could Fall to $3 or Less

🕔Apr 4, 2016U.S. farmers reacted to global markets in making a major shift by intending to plant more acres in corn this year than last, a situation that could add to abundant […]

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