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 […]

Crop Acreage: Steep Declines in Planted Cotton, More Marginal Changes in Grains

🕔Jun 30, 2015All cotton planted area for 2015 is estimated at 9.0 million acres, 18 percent below last year. Upland area is estimated at 8.85 million acres, down 18 percent from 2014. […]

Good on Grain: Anticipating Changes in Corn, Soybean Acreage Estimates

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🕔May 18, 2015Listen to MP3 podcast With a favorable planting and early growing season, attention in the corn and soybean markets is shifting towards acreage considerations. The USDA’s survey for the March […]

Oil Crops Outlook: U.S. Soybean Stocks Worked Down by Record Demand

🕔Apr 14, 2015In USDA’s Prospective Plantings report on March 31, farmers indicated that they would plant 84.6 million acres of soybeans in 2015/16, as less corn and cotton are planted this year […]

Higher Corn Acres Means Less Pressure to Lower Input Prices – farmdoc

🕔Apr 7, 2015Fertilizer, seed, and pesticide manufacturers likely took comfort in the acreage numbers contained in USDA’s 2015 Prospective Planting report. Farmers reported intentions to plant 89.2 million acres of corn, 1.4 […]

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