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Managing Corn Harvest this Fall with Variable Corn Conditions
10/8/2019

Thanks to the weather we had this year, corn is variable across fields and in some areas we will be harvesting corn at higher moistures than normal. Stalk quality may also be variable by field and amount of stress the plant was under, see the article Stalk Quality Concerns in this weeks CORN Newsletter. This […]

Chinese Purchases of U.S. Soybeans Continue, as Range of Topics in Trade Talks Narrows
10/8/2019

Bloomberg News reported last week that, “Chinese companies bought U.S. soybeans after the Xi Jinping administration issued more waivers from its retaliatory import tariffs, according to people familiar with the situation. “Both state-owned and privately run firms purchased between 12 and 15 cargoes, or as much as 1 million metric tons, said the people, who asked […]

Corn and Soybean Export Sales Lag Last Year
10/8/2019

Export sales this year started slowly, particularly for corn.  Recent sales to China buoyed soybean export sales in September.  Abundant crops around the world, competitive pricing, and trade issues slowed export sales early this marketing year. At 2.050 billion bushels, the current USDA projection for corn exports during the 2019-20 marketing year sits slightly lower […]

New Study Shows Producers Where and How to Grow Cellulosic Biofuel Crops
1/18/2018

A new multi-institution report provides practical agronomic data for five cellulosic feedstocks, which could improve adoption and increase production across the country.

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.

Recent News

Will Corn Exports Recover?
11/12/2019

Despite the corn crop dropping by 118 million bushels in last Friday’s WASDE report, a 100 million bushel reduction in 2019-20 corn use muted any positivity.  While expected by most market observers, the slow pace of corn exports to begin the marketing year saw the forecast drop by 50 million bushels.  The potential for a […]

Poor Forage Quality Spurs Malnutrition Concerns
11/11/2019

A Purdue University Extension specialist is warning livestock owners that forage they harvested earlier this year likely has lower-than-usual nutritional quality. Without proper supplements, there could be serious consequences for their animals. “This is a very unusual year, and the quality is extremely low for this late-harvested forage,” said Keith Johnson, a professor of  agronomy  and  […]

Where’s the Bean? Missing Seed in Soybean Pods
11/7/2019

As soybean harvest progresses, a few growers are noticing poor yields in otherwise nice-looking plants and pods. While a visual inspection might lead to high estimations of seed quality, the inside may contain shrunken, shriveled or, even worse, missing seed.  Stink bugs can often cause this type of injury to soybean seed. They have piercing […]

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