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Soybeans, corn move higher, wheat continues to fall

Soybeans ended the day mostly higher.  Soybean oil was higher Tuesday and bean meal also found some strength.  The USDA dropped the crop conditions rating 2 points to 70% good to excellent.  That’s still well above last year’s rating.  The trade continues to watch... Read More.

Watch for southern rust in corn

A plant pathologist with University of Missouri Extension says southern rust has been confirmed earlier than usual in corn. Mandy Bish tells Brownfield the disease favors high humidity and warmer-than-usual environments. “I’d be on the lookout and the management recommendations are similar to tar... Read More.

Tar Spot has Corn Belt on alert

Tar spot has been confirmed in several Corn Belt states already and has growers on alert.                “If you’re finding it in the other states around us, more likely it’s here as well.”  AgriGold agronomist Kevin Gale says discovery of the disease this early is... Read More.

Food grade corn advancements

Food grade corn is providing opportunities for farmers and now farmers can utilize the latest in genetics.    The president & CEO of AgReliant Genetics, Brian Barker, says commodity end users are very selective of the corn that goes into their products. “They come back... Read More.

Agronomist says ugly corn is turning the corner

Hot and dry weather has moved in, and an agronomist says it’s helping improve some crop conditions. University of Kentucky’s Chad Lee says ugly corn is turning the corner. “It got a little bit bigger, got a bigger root system on it, started taking... Read More.

South Dakota’s corn and soybean conditions decline

One the nation’s top corn producing states had a slight decline in condition ratings in the last week, but an agronomist with Peterson Farms Seed says the early planted corn isn’t bad. Rick Swenson tells Brownfield “the stuff that went in the last 6... Read More.

Kansas corn rated 63% good to excellent

The USDA says most of the corn crop in Kansas has emerged. As of Sunday, 63% of the state’s corn crop is rated good to excellent. Soybean conditions are rated 72% good to excellent with 73% of the crop emerged. Sunflowers are 69% planted,... Read More.

93% of Illinois corn emerged, 93% of soybeans planted

A technical agronomist says crop emergence has been variable across parts of Illinois. Channel’s Derek Whalen tells Brownfield, “We’ve got corn that’s just been in the ground a week or two, and first crop soybeans that have just been planted here in the last... Read More.

98% of Nebraska corn emerged, 98% of soybeans planted

An eastern Nebraska farmer says some weather challenges extended his planting season well into June. Quentin Connealy raises corn and soybeans along the Missouri River. “We’ve been busy replanting spots and corn endings,” he said. “We didn’t turn wheels for about 20 days in... Read More.

Soybeans, corn, wheat pressured to start the week

Soybeans were lower Monday, likely pressured by speculative selling.  There’s hot and dry weather in some parts of the U.S. while field conditions remain excessively wet in other parts of major soybean growing areas.  Soybeans conditions declined 2 points this week to 70 percent... Read More.