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Tough to gauge U.S. crop size

It could be some time before USDA has a good handle on the size of the 2023 U.S. crop. Glenn Wachtler with Compeer Financial says harvest results indicate a lot of variability. “It might be one of those years where the best guess at that... Read More.

Selecting the right size grain handling equipment for your operation

Choosing the right piece of grain-handling equipment for the farm can be a pretty complex decision. In this Managing for Profit, Greg Giesbrecht AGI’s Director of Dealer Development, says farmers need to evaluate their needs to select the right equipment for their operations. ...

USDA reports average farm size continues to grow

An ag economist says the total number of farms is declining and the size is increasing.  The latest Farm and Land and Farms report from the USDA had average farm acres up 1 acre to 446 acres while the number of farms declined... Read More.

Argentina crop size getting smaller “on a weekly basis”

Adverse weather in Argentina continues to curb expectations for corn and soybean production. Market analyst Michael Cordonnier with Soybean and Corn Advisor in Hillsdale, Illinois tells Brownfield heat and dryness are taking a toll. “It was very hot for a couple of weeks. That has... Read More.

Crop size questions bringing support to corn prices

Harvest is drawing closer and the uncertainties about corn crop size are playing a role in supporting futures prices. StoneX broker Craig Turner tells Brownfield the recent planted area adjustments from the USDA might not show up in September’s crop numbers, “What will... Read More.

US farms decrease, farm size increases

A new report from the USDA shows a slow decline in the number of farms in the country. Dr. Michael Langemeier, professor of agriculture economics at Purdue University, tells Brownfield the decrease has been going on for several decades. “When you see a disappearance of... Read More.