General Agricultural News
Jul 02, 2015
Periodic midsummer showers to hinder both soybean development and final planting efforts.
Private analytical firm Informa Economics lowered its production estimates for corn and soybeans in a report ahead of next week's USDA World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.
In this week's Crop Tech Corner, an experiment to produce aphid-repelling GE wheat in the UK failed, scientists discovered an important genetic key behind the soybean seed's modern germination habits, and the government invested $30 million in bioenergy sorghum research.
Jul 01, 2015
With the unusual disconnect between the feeder board and the cash feeder index, how can the former possibly be a reflection of the latter?
Wet conditions may challenge corn yield in 2015.
Jun 30, 2015
Agronomists are already seeing leaf diseases such as northern corn leaf blight this season. To spray or not to spray is the question.
USDA pegged corn acreage at 88.9 million acreage and soybean acreage at 85.14 ma. Corn and soybean stocks as of June 1 came in near pre-report estimates at 4.45 billion bushels and 625 mb, respectively.
View From the Cab farmer Lane Robinson's fields outside of Cromwell, Indiana, are becoming weedy because it's been too wet to spray. Meanwhile, conditions have turned drier in Leon Kriesel's area of western Nebraska, allowing farmers to continue field work.
Jun 29, 2015
Monday's USDA weekly Crop Progress and Condition reports were neutral to bullish for corn and soybeans, bullish for winter wheat and bearish for spring wheat, according to DTN Senior Analyst Darin Newsom.