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In Sweet Corn, Workhorses Win
1/17/2018

When deciding which sweet corn hybrids to plant, vegetable processors need to consider whether they want their contract growers using a workhorse or a racehorse.

USDA Reports Provide Some Surprises
1/17/2018

The USDA released a set of reports on Jan.12 containing information with implications for corn and soybean prices in 2018.

Northern Corn Leaf Blight Genes Identified in New Study
1/15/2018

Researchers have figured out how the fungus is outsmarting corn, and they may be able to use this information to help corn fight back.

Updating Corn and Soybean Export Pace
1/10/2018

The pace of soybean and corn exports carries concerns for consumption and ending stock levels in the 2017-18 marketing year.

Study Suggests New Targets for Improving Soybean Oil Content
1/9/2018

Scientists working to increase soybean oil content tend to focus their efforts on genes known to impact the plant’s seeds, but a Purdue University study shows that genes affecting other plant parts deserve more attention.

Recent News

Soil Temperatures and Fall Ammonia Application
10/28/2019

According to NASS, Illinois producers harvested 36 percent of the corn crop and 52 percent of the soybean crop by October 20. That’s still behind the average pace of harvest, but harvest continues in many areas this week, and as it progresses, fields in many areas are becoming available for fall field work to begin. […]

Projected Yield and Revenue Changes from 2018 to 2019 for Corn and Soybeans in the Midwest States
10/23/2019

Crop revenue changes from 2018 to 2019 will vary across Midwest states for both corn and soybeans. State in the eastern corn-belt — Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio — likely will have revenue declines because of yield decreases. Western corn-belt states are not projected to have large yield declines. Possibly, price increases could offset yield decreases […]

Progress on Phase One Trade Deal with China, Questions on Ag Purchases Remain
10/22/2019

Reuters writer Dominique Patton reported last week that, “China is still a long way from forking out $50 billion for farm goods from the United States, agriculture industry analysts said on [Oct. 14th], cautioning that getting there is contingent on removing substantial technical and political hurdles.” The Reuters article noted that, “But Darin Friedrichs, senior Asia commodity analyst at […]

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