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Economist expects an increase in corn acres

An ag economist says he’s watching for a few things in Thursday’s planted acreage report from the USDA. University of Missouri’s Ben Brown says he anticipates an increase in corn acres.  “Outside of the Eastern Corn Belt and even the Northern Plains there were... Read More.

Iowa corn, soybeans rated 80% good to excellent

Iowa farmers took advantage of good weather last week. USDA’s latest crop update says activities including alfalfa harvest and spraying crops. Corn and soybean condition ratings are both 80 percent good to excellent, with 97 percent of soybeans emerged. The oat crop is 80 percent headed and... Read More.

Big drops for corn, soybean, and wheat futures

Soybeans were sharply lower on fund and technical selling. Beans followed soybean products, with meal down on the drop in China’s domestic prices and bean oil seeing spillover from crude oil. That drop in China’s domestic meal prices was linked to rising domestic... Read More.