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 […]

Illinois: Planting Soybeans After Soybeans? Is it Profitable?

🕔Mar 16, 2016Recent analysis suggests that soybeans have been more profitable than corn in Illinois from 2013 to 2015, and there is a reasonable chance that soybeans will be more profitable than […]

Planting Projections: USDA Sees More Corn Acres, Less Soybeans – DTN

🕔Feb 25, 2016USDA Chief Economist Robert Johansson’s early acreage estimates released at USDA’s Agricultural Outlook Forum for 2016 reinforce early bearish fundamental outlooks for major row crops. “Johansson estimated 90 million acres […]

Corn, Soybeans: Projecting NASS Jan. Planted Acreage Estimates

🕔Jan 28, 2016Each 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 […]

Good on Grain: Focus on Soybean Acreage

🕔Sep 21, 2015Listen to MP3 podcast The surveys conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in June revealed that producers had planted or intended to plant 85.1 million acres of […]

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