Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Costs of Production in 2017

🕔Apr 23, 2018In 2017, the total of all economic costs per acre for growing corn in Illinois averaged $876 in the northern section, $868 in the central section for farmland with “high” […]

Oil Crops Outlook: Strong U.S. Soy Meal Demand Fuels Record Crush

🕔Apr 13, 2018Brighter market conditions for domestic soybean processors prompted this month’s forecast increase in the 2017/18 crush by 10 million bushels to 1.97 billion. Higher forecasts for domestic use (by 250,000 […]

Illinois Soybeans: 6 Early-Season Management Considerations

🕔Apr 12, 2018If the old saying that rain on Easter means that it will rain on the next seven Sundays applies to snow, we’re in trouble – it snowed across a wide […]

WASDE Oilseeds: Domestic Soybean Stocks Lowered on Higher Crushing

🕔Apr 10, 2018U.S. soybean supply and use changes for 2017/18 include increased crush, lower seed and residual use, and lower ending stocks. Soybean crush is projected at a record 1,970 million bushels, […]

Grain Markets: Will Soybean Ending Stocks Get Larger?

🕔Apr 9, 2018Recent rumblings of potential tariffs by China on U.S. soybeans created a stir last week. While the market reacts to the uncertainty associated with trade policy, the upcoming WASDE report, […]

Michigan: Soybeans After Soybeans – Recommendations for Planting

🕔Mar 29, 2018Given the projected market prices and current production costs for corn and soybeans, many producers may alter their long-term rotation plans by increasing soybean acreage in 2018. In these situations, […]

Soybeans: U.S. Production, Exports Would Fall if China Imposes Tariffs

🕔Mar 28, 2018Chinese soybean imports from the U.S. could drop by as much 71 percent if China were to impose trade restrictions on U.S. soybeans in response to U.S. tariffs on Chinese […]

Soybean Market: Argentina Estimates Drop; China’s Need for U.S. Beans – DTN

🕔Mar 28, 2018Shortly after Christmas of 2016, I wrote a column, “Soybeans’ Gathering Storm,” which anticipated what might happen if newly elected President Donald Trump followed up on his campaign promises to […]

Soybeans: 12 Management Factors for Midsouth Growers

🕔Mar 27, 2018Nowadays, producers are well aware of what they need to do to maximize soybean yield potential. However, reminders that can be checked from start to finish of the growing season […]

Corn, Soybeans: Exceptional Yields in 2017

🕔Mar 21, 2018Listen to MP3 Podcast Both corn and soybean yields were exceptional in 2017, with the national corn yield being the highest ever and the national soybean yield being the second […]

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