Hold On To Your Beans Because Volatility Could Be Coming

By Ashley DavenportMultimedia Editor

When the USDA released its crop production report on Oct. 12, they decreased their September soybean number by 0.4 bushels an acre to 49.5 bpa. Now that harvest is well underway, soybeans are selling cheap. According to Andy Schissler of S&W Trading, if the soybean yield was as big as expecte Click To View

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Analysts Expect More Soybeans in 2018

By Sonja BegemannSeeds and Crop Production Editor

Next year analyst expect anywhere from 86 to 90.5 million soybean acres, following this year’s record high of 88.7 million acres. However, more acres could mean more price uncertainty, especially if yields are high this year and next year. “The large 2017 soybean production totals and the co Click To View

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I-80 Harvest Tour 2017: Indiana

Indiana farmers had a tough growing season, reflected in the fields and in the weekly USDA crop reports. At one point in the summer, the USDA said the Hoosier state had the worst corn rating in the country. Betsy Jibben begins the I-80 Harvest Tour in northern Indiana, taking to farmers Brad Meis Click To View

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I-80 Harvest Tour 2017: Eastern Iowa

Harvest may have started like a shot, but recent rainfall has slowed progress in eastern Iowa. AgDay’s national reporter Betsy Jibben is continuing the I-80 Harvest Tour and talking to farmers Brian Pottebaum and Marc Mummelthei about crop conditions. Watch the I-80 Harvest Tour Wednesdays Click To View

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Gulke: Markets Disappoint Despite Trump’s EPA Reversal

What should have been good news for the grain and oilseed markets ended up having the opposite effect as we ended the week down, sharply down some cases. “Corn feels like it didn’t go anywhere and it was kind of like watching paint dry, but there were some significant moves,” Jerry Gulke presi Click To View

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Experts Advise Farmers To Be Proactive About Crop Insurance

By Nate Birt Top Producer Managing Editor

Managing risk on the farm is a lot like putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Done properly, a variety of tools can provide widespread coverage against crop losses. But this year’s weather disasters and questions surrounding a new farm bill leave producers with more unknowns than usual. Wrap up thi Click To View

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Margin Minute: Is Fall NH3 Application Right For You?

As farmers start to look toward the 2018 growing season and begin to make crop decisions, fertilizer application is top of mind. Because anhydrous is cheaper than it has been the couple of years, many farmers are considering fall application instead of spring. While fall application does have some b Click To View

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What to do When Identical Genetics Cross Brands

It’s no secret farmers have long wanted to know just how often the same seed reappears in more than one bag. One California-based data company says they’ve cracked the code. “What we’ve found is that the majority of seed companies (71% in corn, 79% in soybeans) sell varieties that are als Click To View

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Commodities Seek Global Transit Security

The Corn Belt dodged a rain-soaked bullet this summer when hurricanes Harvey and Irma—while inflicting immense local damage—failed to take out key ports where farm goods meet global markets. But the potential for disruption remains tremendous, which is why industry stakeholders continue to searc Click To View

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Five Year Corn and Soybean Price Projections

Commodity prices have been challenging, but according to recent projections they likely won’t get any worse. University of Illinois brought together USDA Agricultural Outlook, Congressional Budget Office, FAPRI, WASDE and CME futures to give farmers an idea of where prices might be headed compared Click To View

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I-80 Harvest Tour 2017: Nebraska

In the latest crop progress report, the USDA showed the Corn Husker State is 22 points behind the five-year average on corn picking, and soybean harvest is 34 points behind. AgDay’s national reporter Betsy Jibben talks to farmers Kenny Reinke and Lee Bohling of Nebraska, and both farmers th Click To View

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Seed No. 1 in Continuous Soybeans

Prepare for additional challenges when planting soybeans on soybeans With around 50 growing seasons under his belt, Paul Uphoff has been raising continuous soybeans for 16 of those years and hasn’t looked back. Despite challenges, continuous soybeans pay off for this north-central Illinois Click To View

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Let the Market Dictate Strategy in “Fragile” Corn Market

It’s been one week since the USDA released its crop production report, and one analyst isn’t sure if the report was enough for corn to hit a harvest low. Brian Basting, commodity research analyst of Advance Trading, Inc., thinks this report is the sign of a base, but it’s import Click To View

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Fertilizer Outlook: When to Buy

Watch fertilizer price trends to capitalize on seasonal lows and put dollars back in your pocket. While the markets might be volatile there will be opportunity. “Generally we’re right around the lowest prices we’ve seen in five years,” says Davis Michaelsen Pro Farmer&rsqu Click To View

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EPA Imposes New Requirements for Dicamba

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reached an agreement with dicamba manufacturers to minimize the potential for drift damage from use in soybeans and cotton. “Today's actions are the result of intensive, collaborative efforts, working side by side with the states and university Click To View

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New Dirt on Palmer Amaranth

By Rhonda BrooksEditor, Farm Journal Magazine

Just about the time you thought you knew all the ways that Palmer amaranth can spreed from field to field, another comes along. Now, it's flower seeds and potting soil that have been identified as a potential carrier for the yield-robbing weed. How is it that Palmer amaranth-known for traveling ac Click To View

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Identify Palmer Amaranth

By Sonja BegemannFarm Journal Seeds and Crop Production Editor

The excitement of spring can come to a halt when Palmer amaranth finds its way into seed lots. Two new tests created by university of lllinois could help slow the spread of the prolific weed through early identification and management. "We have a test that can detect one Palmer seed out of 100 seed Click To View

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