Ag Economy: Yield Assessments Uncertain After ‘Planting Season from Hell’ Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019Wall Street Journal writer Lauren Silva Laughlin reported earlier this month that, “Losses are popping up in farmers’ income statements and the pain can be seen in the share prices […]

Midwest Soybeans: How Will Late Planting Affect 2019 Yields? Jun 10, 2019

🕔Jun 10, 2019In a May 1, 2019 farmdoc daily article, we examined the implications of late planting of the U.S. corn crop on yield expectations for 2019.  Planting date considerations for soybeans are also important […]

Iowa Soybeans: What’s Behind 2019 Yield Gaps? May 3, 2019

🕔May 3, 2019Over the last five years, the North Central region of the U.S. has been responsible for 82 percent of the nation’s soybean harvest. Due to the region’s importance to soybean […]

Illinois Soybeans: Highest Yields in Southern Regions Apr 17, 2019

🕔Apr 17, 2019Several farmdoc daily articles have documented the exceptional corn and soybean yields occurring in Illinois and the Corn Belt since the 2012 drought. In this article, county soybean yields for […]

Corn, 2018: Exceptional Yields in Central Illinois, Eastern U.S. Apr 16, 2019

🕔Apr 16, 2019On a national basis, corn and soybean yields were near record-breaking levels in 2018, with exceptional yields in central Illinois and the eastern United States contributing heavily to those near-record […]

Illinois Corn and Soy: Profitability Impacts of Trend and High Yields Feb 8, 2019

🕔Feb 8, 2019In recent years, yields over much of Illinois have been above average. A return to trend yields would result in much lower farmland returns, particularly if prices do not increase.  […]

North Carolina: 2018 Soybean Yield Contest Results Available Jan 31, 2019

🕔Jan 31, 2019The 2018 Soybean Yield Contest results are now available on the Soybean Extension Portal. We had 24 entries in 2018, down from 62 entries in 2017. The harvest windows were […]

Kentucky: Soybean Yield Contest Breaks State Record Despite Challenging Conditions Dec 28, 2018

🕔Dec 28, 2018This year, Kentucky soybean producers have faced significant challenges. As of mid-December, there were still several thousands of acres of soybeans estimated to be in the field and not harvested. […]

Arkansas: Rice, Soybeans Faced Tough Weather Challenges in 2018 Dec 14, 2018

🕔Dec 14, 2018A year of weather extremes — from a hard-frozen winter to a summer of drought to seemingly endless rains in the fall — took its toll on both rice and soybean, […]

Soybeans: What States Have Exceptional Yield Trends? Dec 12, 2018

🕔Dec 12, 2018From 2013 to 2018, U.S. soybean yields have been above trend in all years, with an average yield-above-trend of 3.7 bushels per acre.  States have had different experiences with above […]

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