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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 […]

Potential for a Post-Harvest Corn Price Rally
10/22/2019

Central Illinois corn prices climbed to the mid-$3.80 range last week with some locations offering above $4 for fall delivery.  While December futures prices struggle to break through $4, the potential for a smaller crop holds the promise of a price rally despite weak demand.  A strong rally depends on the ability of supply issues […]

Forage Hazards Following a Freeze Event
10/21/2019

Freezing temperatures are on their way for most of Nebraska. These freezing temperatures will play a key role in determining what can be grazed or hayed safely for your livestock. With many of Nebraska’s acres in cover crop mixtures due to prevented planting, taking a quick check before grazing or using them is key. These mixes may […]

Management of Glyphosate-Resistant Marestail in Fall
10/21/2019

Abundant rain the last couple of months in much of eastern Nebraska has promoted the relatively early emergence of winter annual weeds, particularly marestail (Figure 1). Marestail, also known as horseweed in the eastern Corn Belt and as Canada fleabane in eastern Canada, is a winter or summer annual weed in Nebraska. Historically, marestail was […]

Recent News

USDA Agricultural Trade Outlook- FY20 Export Forecast Increased
11/26/2019

On Monday, the USDA released its Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade, a quarterly report from the Department’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) and Economic Research Service (ERS).  Today’s update includes highlights from the report, which was coordinated by Kamron Daugherty and Hui Jiang. The Outlook stated that, “U.S. agricultural exports in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 are projected at $139.0 billion, up $2.0 billion from the […]

Wet Grain, Test Weight, and Late Corn Harvest
11/22/2019

According to NASS, 20 percent—some 2 million acres—of the 2019 Illinois corn crop was still in the field on November 17. Following unprecedented delays in planting, the warm weather in September helped move the crop towards maturity, and frost did not come earlier than normal. So most of the corn in Illinois was at or […]

How Reliable will this Year’s Test Plot Data Be?
11/21/2019

Ohio’s corn and soybean crops experienced exceptional growing conditions in 2019, including record rainfall in May and June followed by drier than normal August and September conditions in many areas. As a result of the early season saturated soils, corn and soybean planting was delayed across most of the state. For soybean, planting date is […]

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