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Apr 25, 2018 |

Will We See a Repeat of 2014’s Growing Season?

But the lesson from 2014 is that a slow spring does not necessarily mean reduced production.

Apr 10, 2018 |

Higher Yields Can Offset Lower Prices in ARC Calculations

See how the payments in your county will compare with the initial payments in 2014, using KSU’s interactive map.

Jan 5, 2018 |

Will Storing Soybeans Pay?

Steve Johnson, host of our annual GrowingOn® meetings, offers insights into merchandising unpriced corn and soybeans.

Nov 14, 2017 |

Crop Update: Harvest chugs slowly along

Meanwhile, Nebraska and South Dakota farmers have finished planting winter wheat.

Oct 17, 2017 |

Crop Update: Late-season Rains Help Some, Hurt Others

Steve Johnson with Iowa State University on the options facing growers in high-moisture areas.

Oct 11, 2017 |

Crop Update: Corn and soybeans continue to lag average harvested levels

Even though there are ample 2016 supplies on hand to satisfy short-term demand, the harvest delays could cause some issues at elevators and on transport lines.

Oct 2, 2017 |

Crop Report: Crops Continue to Lag; Condition Little Changed: Crop Progress Report

Looking ahead, a new forecast from the National Weather Service’s Climate Prediction Center raises the odds of a La Nina this fall and winter.

Sep 25, 2017 |

Crop Update: Variability is High this Year

The September supply/demand drew skepticism from many regarding projected yields. Can corn make USDA’s 169.9 or soybeans, 49.9 bu.?

Sep 12, 2017 |

Crop Update: Crops Irregular Heading into Harvest

USDA is forecasting 14.2 billion bushels of corn and 4.43 billion bushels of soybeans.

Aug 29, 2017 |

Crop Update: Markets are in Big Crop Mode

The December corn futures contract has fallen and November soybeans also are well below the levels they attained early in the growing season.

Aug 16, 2017 |

Crop Markets Are Responding Negatively to USDA Reports

The Climate Prediction Center’s outlook the coming week supports the bears.

Jul 18, 2017 |

Crop Progress: Weather Continues to Worry Traders

However, one key factor could determine how much and how long prices might rally on weather worries.

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