U.S. Corn growers recently briefed Congressional leaders about the negative impact of Mexico’s proposed ban on biotech corn. During Tuesday’s meeting in Washington D.C., Nebraska Corn Growers Association President Andy Jobman says he wanted to educate lawmakers. “It can have detrimental impacts on the... Read More.
The USDA’s Foreign Ag Service has slashed its outlook for Argentina’s soybean crop due to hot, dry weather late last year, while projecting a big grain crop in Brazil. The FAS now has Argentina’s soybean crop at 36 million tons, 9.5 million less than... Read More.
Soybeans were mixed on bull spreading, supporting nearby contracts, and pressuring deferred months. Soybeans consolidated after Monday’s gains, continuing to monitor weather in South America. Forecasts for Argentina remain mostly dry over the next two weeks, while parts of Brazil should see more... Read More.
Short stature corn is a big topic at the Iowa Ag Expo in Des Moines. David Thompson with Stine Seed says the Iowa-based company has been working on short-stature, or high-density corn for more than a decade. “And lately it has gotten a lot... Read More.
Soybeans were mostly lower, adjusting spreads and taking profits, but closing firm for the week. Recent rainfall in Argentina has been disappointing, but there is more in the near-term forecast. Conditions in Brazil generally look favorable, with early harvest activity ongoing. Yield projections... Read More.
Soybeans were higher on fund and technical buying. The trade is monitoring rain totals and coverage in Argentina, with recent events falling short of expectations. There are concerns about dry weather in southern Brazil and some early harvest delays in that nation, but... Read More.
Missouri’s corn farmers would like to see the state legislature put a tax credit in place to invest in the next generation of farmers and ranchers. Mark Scott, a farmer from eastern Missouri and an outgoing director of the Missouri Corn Growers Association, tells... Read More.
Missouri Corn CEO Bradley Schad says U.S. corn farmers have a lot to lose if Mexico’s GMO corn ban goes into place. He says farmers have already bought seed and other inputs to grow corn for one of the top export markets. “If we... Read More.
Across the Corn Belt, a band of wet snow stretching from Missouri to Ohio and southern Michigan is causing local travel disruptions. From the Ohio River southward, rain is falling. Meanwhile, mostly dry but windy weather covers the upper Midwest. Wednesday morning’s low... Read More.
Soybeans were steady to modestly lower. Beans continue to monitor forecasts for improved rain in Argentina and southern Brazil. That should help boost conditions for later planted beans. Drought caused planting delays in those portions of South America last year, so this could... Read More.
Corn Marketing Program of Michigan board member Randy Poll shares accomplishments of the organization since it was established in 1993 and how he finds it valuable. ... Michigan corn farmer reflects on 30 years of accomplishments