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USDA lowers 2022 corn, soybean crop estimates

The USDA has trimmed its outlook for corn and soybean production. Weather has been widely varied for most of the growing season and this is the first round of field-based crop production estimates of the season, including updated planted and harvested acreage numbers... Read More.

Cover crop concerns in dry areas

There’s concern fall cover crops will struggle because of drought. Carl Bruice with Wilbur-Ellis Company says cover crops require water and inputs. “If we’re in a drought situation, cover crops probably aren’t going to perform well. And I look out west where we’re pushing cover... Read More.

Old crop weighing on Michigan basis

A grain trader says large stockpiles of old crop corn have weakened local basis in Michigan. Nick Reigler with Michigan Agricultural Commodities tells Brownfield, “We have bushels continuing to flood into the Michigan marketplace, and with that, we’re seeing basis fad relatively quickly.” Reigler says... Read More.

Crop conditions see improvement

Variable conditions remain in Michigan with dryness spreading through the southeast, the Thumb, and east central regions. The USDA says corn condition improved slightly to 66 percent good to excellent, with 92 percent in the dough stage and 51 percent dented while corn silage... Read More.