Following increases over the past two to three months, corn and soybean prices have traded in a choppy pattern over the past week. Prices have incorporated the information in the USDA's May 10 WASDE report that pointed
Midwestern farmers usually fare well during years that El Niño weather patterns affect the growing season, according to an Iowa State University agronomist. But that can change if El Niño is followed immediately
Crop production feels more like a gamble than a guarantee sometimes - especially when Mother Nature is setting the odds. That's especially true in 2016, coming off a the biggest El Niño on record. Surely
U.S. soybean futures were lower on Wednesday as the harvesting of an expected record crop in Brazil progressed at a fast pace, while the strength of the dollar added to the downward pressure on prices.
Summer has given way to fall, and with the new season comes football games, pumpkin spice-flavored foodstuffs and cooler weather. And while most farmers don't mind those cooler temperatures, they'd rather ha
"Brittle snap" or "green snap" is a concern of corn growers every summer. It is corn stalks breaking because of violent winds, most often occurring during periods of rapid vegetative growth by the corn. The most common
Where there has been standing water or saturated conditions in areas of a field for a couple straight days or more, producers may wonder if this will have any effect on corn, either now or as the season goes along. Peri
U.S. feed grain ending stocks for 2015/16 are projected higher with increases for corn, barley, and oats based on indicated disappearance as reported in the March 31 Grain Stocks and adjustments to seed use based on int
Brian Krienke, soils Extension educator, University of Nebraska, has posted a Q&A article examining these questions and other crop fertility and crop nutrient concerns farmers may be having in the Midwest right now.
After posting an impressive late-week performance last week, corn futures turned lower at the start of this week's trading. That may have resulted from weekend rains over Brazil and Argentina, and to forecasts for
Those growers who still aren't able to get their soybean crops in before June may need to make slight adjustments to their management plans, says a field crops expert in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Envi