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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.

USDA says corn & soybean condition declined

U.S. corn and soybean condition ratings declined slightly in the last week. The U.S. Department of Agriculture says corn conditions are rated 72% good to excellent, a decline of 2 points from the previous week, but an improvement from 2023. 93% of the U.S.... Read More.

MO soybean conditions improve in last week

A top soybean producing state saw an improvement in condition ratings in the last week. USDA says soybean conditions in Missouri are rated 69% good to excellent, an increase of 5 percentage points from the previous week and an improvement from this time last... Read More.

Chinese demand boosts soybean price outlook

Recent Chinese demand is helping improve the outlook for soybean prices. Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart says China remains the number one export market for U.S. soybeans. “Seeing them being more active now shows that we’ll likely see that action ramp up... Read More.

Soybean pests thriving in wet conditions

Some soybean pests are thriving in wet conditions. Justine Terwillegar with Syngenta Crop Protection says one example is Japanese beetle. “We often see more issues when it’s wet in the spring, and then maybe we transition into more of like a hot, dry summer.... Read More.

Some soybean pests thrive in wet conditions

Some soybean pests are thriving in wet conditions. Justine Terwillegar with Syngenta Crop Protection says one example is Japanese beetle. “We often see more issues when it’s wet in the spring, and then maybe we transition into more of like a hot, dry summer. ... Read More.

Dicamba is no longer an option for some soybean farmers

The EPA deadline for over-the-top dicamba applications for soybeans in four states has come and gone. Purdue Extension weed scientist Bill Johnson says June 12th was the last day for application in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa,  and southern Minnesota, but… “We still have the ability to use... Read More.

Old crop soybean export sales up sharply on week

U.S. export sales were mixed during the week ending June 6th. The USDA says old crop soybean sales were up sharply thanks to renewed interest from China, but new crop sales remain to slow because of relatively high U.S. prices and a big... Read More.

24/25 soybean ending stocks up, wheat down, corn steady

The USDA raised the new crop ending stocks projection for soybeans, while lowering wheat and leaving corn unchanged. The 10 million bushel month-to-month rise for the 2024/25 soybean carryout to 455 million bushels followed a 10 million bushel reduction in 2023/24 crush to 2.29... Read More.

Iowa soybean farmers to celebrate National Soy Foods Month in April

An Iowa Soybean Association director says soy is a valuable protein source. April Hemmes tells Brownfield soybeans are packed with other nutrients including B vitamins, fiber, iron, calcium and phytonutrients. “When farmers think about soy, you don’t automatically go to the human use and... Read More.