May 22, 2017

Crop Progress & June Acreage Could be Really Bearish

There is a rule of thumb for marketing that says "Consider the crop year normal until that is no longer the case." The May 22nd USDA Weekly Crop Progress report - despite the rainy weather - tells us the nation's farmers are on pace this season. They've planted 84% of the corn crop and 53% of the soybeans. For University of Illinois Agricultural Economist Todd Hubbs this suggests, at a minimum, farmers need to really think about making new crop soybean sales prior to the USDA's June 30th Acreage Report. Hubbs writes about commodity prices each week for the University of Illinois. Those articles are posted to the farmdocDaily website each Monday.


May 18, 2017

UPDATED | HRW Condition in Kansas with @KSUWheat

The hard red winter wheat crop in Kansas has been under serious stress this spring. It’s been frozen, covered with snow, drown, and riddled with disease. Still, as Todd Gleason discovers, it may not be as bad off as conditions suggest.


May 09, 2017

Yellow Corn Needs Some Heat


Farmers don't worry too much about a few very young yellow corn plants in their fields. They do get concerned when every plant is yellow. The problem, in this case, isn't the wet weather says University of Illinois Agronomist Emerson Nafziger.


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