Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying. The USDA’s national condition rating improved thanks to the recent change in weather in much of the Midwest. Still, parts of the region have a long way to go to fully recover and some... Read More.
Some Midwest farmers are finding aphids in corn fields. Iowa State University Extension entomologist Erin Hodgson says reports of the pest started coming in a couple of weeks ago. “We can have a couple different species infesting corn, and you can have multiple species infesting... Read More.
An Illinois farmer is working to secure a future for corn in the sustainable aviation fuels market. “It’s a market that they want 3 billion gallons of by 2030 and 50 billion gallons by 2050. So we want to make sure that corn is... Read More.
Several farmers have been applying nitrogen to corn recently after plants showed signs of nitrogen deficiency, but University of Wisconsin corn specialist Joe Lauer says the real problem might be the lack of moisture and fertilizing too late could be a waste of... Read More.
A farmer director on the U.S. Grains Council says challenges remain with two of the top markets for U.S. corn. Jay Fischer from central Missouri says Mexico is getting stricter on its ban of GMO white corn, hoping to pass a food labeling law... Read More.
Temperatures are on the rise, but crop conditions are holding steady due to many timely rains. Corn is rated 70% good to excellent with 47% in the dough stage and 24% in dent. Soybeans are rated 70% good to excellent with 67% blooming and... Read More.
Scattered rainfall brought relief to fields and pastures across Tennessee last week. Corn is rated 70% good to excellent with 81% of the crop in the dough stage and 37% in dent. Soybeans are rated 72% good to excellent with 63% setting pods.... Read More.
The USDA says while crop condition ratings improved last week in Ohio, crop progress for corn and soybeans remained near or behind the five-year average for much of the State. Seventy-three percent of the state’s corn crop is rated good to excellent, with 87... Read More.
Corn and soybean conditions improved slightly in Missouri this past week, but these ratings are still the lowest in the country. USDA says Missouri’s corn is rated 29% good to excellent and the soybeans are 32% good to excellent. The corn is 70% in... Read More.
The USDA says warm weather and timely rainfall allowed for excellent growing conditions last week in Indiana. Sixty-four percent of the state’s corn crop is in good to excellent condition, with 90 percent silking, and 39 percent at the dough making stage. Sixty-five percent of... Read More.
An agronomist says some farmers should monitor stalk quality heading into harvest. Trey Stephens with Beck’s says portions of the Corn Belt have damaged corn due to high winds and a derecho earlier this summer. “A lot of it got laid over. Corn... Read More.
A farmer from central Missouri says the early August rains were too late to save the corn. “They always say rain makes grain, but 2.5 inches isn’t enough to make a corn crop.” Jay Fischer in Callaway County tells Brownfield the corn looks sad on... Read More.