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Soybeans, corn down despite lower crop ratings

Soybeans were lower on fund and technical selling. The USDA’s national condition rating dipped, but remains above a year ago, even with big drops in some states. That week-to-week decline was largely due to the hot, dry weather in southern and eastern portions of... Read More.

Soybeans gain on commercial support, bean meal

Soybeans were higher on commercial and technical buying. The trade is monitoring the impact of flooding in the northern Midwest and hot, dry weather to the east and south. The USDA says 67% of U.S. soybeans are in good to excellent shape, 3% less... Read More.

69% of U.S. corn, 67% of soybeans good to excellent

National condition ratings for corn and soybeans fell over the past week. That followed a widely mixed week of weather in the Midwest and Plains, including heavy rainfall and flooding in some northern areas and mostly hot, dry weather to the south and east.... Read More.

Soybeans, corn, wheat all lower heading into Friday

Soybeans were lower as traders continue to watch crop development weather.  There are chances for rain for much of the Midwest in the extended forecast, while other areas remain heavily saturated.  Both soybean oil and soybean meal were lower on Thursday.  Thet trade is... Read More.

Bayer’s next generation of soybeans planned for 2027

Bayer’s North American soybean business lead says the company’s next generation of soybeans will help farmers in the fight against resistant weeds. Kacy Perry says the target launch for the HT4 soybeans is 2027. “So HT4 actually brings five unique herbicide tolerant traits which... Read More.

Soybeans, corn move higher, wheat continues to fall

Soybeans ended the day mostly higher.  Soybean oil was higher Tuesday and bean meal also found some strength.  The USDA dropped the crop conditions rating 2 points to 70% good to excellent.  That’s still well above last year’s rating.  The trade continues to watch... Read More.

Late soybeans? Plant them

An agronomist says farmers should go ahead and plant their soybeans as soon as the soil is dry enough, even though it’s mid-June. Tony Lenz, an agronomist with Stine Seed tells Brownfield in most cases, farmers should not switch to a shorter-season soybean variety.... Read More.

93% of Illinois corn emerged, 93% of soybeans planted

A technical agronomist says crop emergence has been variable across parts of Illinois. Channel’s Derek Whalen tells Brownfield, “We’ve got corn that’s just been in the ground a week or two, and first crop soybeans that have just been planted here in the last... Read More.

98% of Nebraska corn emerged, 98% of soybeans planted

An eastern Nebraska farmer says some weather challenges extended his planting season well into June. Quentin Connealy raises corn and soybeans along the Missouri River. “We’ve been busy replanting spots and corn endings,” he said. “We didn’t turn wheels for about 20 days in... Read More.

Soybeans, corn, wheat pressured to start the week

Soybeans were lower Monday, likely pressured by speculative selling.  There’s hot and dry weather in some parts of the U.S. while field conditions remain excessively wet in other parts of major soybean growing areas.  Soybeans conditions declined 2 points this week to 70 percent... Read More.