Corn, Soy: Early Season Potential is No Yield Guarantee – Weather Rules the Day

🕔Jun 21, 2018After a rocky start in April, the U.S. growing season for corn and soybeans in 2018 has since gone about as well as one could hope. This is reflected in […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: 1st 2018 Yield Forecasts

🕔Jun 11, 2018The 2018 growing season is well underway. It is now time to start assessing the rewards of the spring planting season. Our first FACTS (Forecasting and Assessment of Cropping sysTemS) is now […]

Midwest Soybeans: Have Yields Increased Relative to Corn in Recent Years?

🕔May 2, 2018Soybean yields across much of the Corn Belt have been exceptionally high in recent years, leading to the question of whether soybean yields are increasing relative to corn yields. This […]

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 […]

Virginia Soybean Yield Contest Gets More Members in the 100-Bushel Club

🕔Feb 9, 20182017 was a great year to grow soybean.  We set a new record for average soybean yields in Virginia and most were generally happy with their soybean crop. Although we […]

Soybeans: Researchers Seek to Close Yield Gap in North Central States

🕔Feb 6, 2018The University of Minnesota is partnering with nine other North Central states to close the soybean yield gap by combining big data from producers with location-specific modelling. Models are capable […]

Illinois Farm Income: What’s Needed to Break Even in 2018?

🕔Jan 31, 2018Listen to MP3 podcast Current fall delivery bids are near $3.60 per bushel for corn and $9.60 per bushel for soybeans. At those prices, high yields are needed for farmers […]

Delaware Soybeans: Record Harvest in 2017

🕔Jan 19, 2018Last week USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the final crop production summary for 2017. Overall, Delaware farmers had a good year with some of the crops breaking records. […]

Iowa Corn, Soybeans: High Yields Despite Drought Conditions

🕔Jan 5, 2018Most of Iowa was wet and cool during planting time (end April to mid-May), warm and dry during vegetative growth (June to July), and cool and wet during reproductive development […]

Soybeans: What’s Up with Record Yields, Especially in the Southeast? 3 Reasons

🕔Jan 2, 2018Soybean yields in the U.S. have been very high the last 4 years. The U.S. average yield set new records in a stair-step fashion each year between 2014 and 2016. […]

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