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Agronomist says soybeans thrive with more intense management

A soybean agronomist says farmers need to be more intentional about managing soybeans as they face tighter margins. Purdue University’s Shaun Casteel tells Brownfield the days of planting soybeans whenever are over. “If it hasn’t, I think people should be seeing these gains that... Read More.

Soybeans, corn, wheat close with modest gains

Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying after a wide-ranging session. Export sales were up on the week, but Brazil remains in control of the global market. The weekly total was 18.2 million bushels, China and Mexico topped the list,... Read More.

Soybeans gain ground with corn, wheat mixed

Soybeans were higher on commercial and technical buying. CONAB lowered its crop guess for Brazil to 146.859 million tons, below the USDA’s last estimate of 155 million and much closer to, but still above, many private estimates. Brazil’s harvest is over the halfway... Read More.

Biologicals for Soybeans

Biological products include some form of living organisms that are marketed to support crop health. In this Pods for Profit, Michigan State University Extension’s Eric Anderson discusses ongoing research trials with the Michigan Soybean Committee of Simulate by GARRCO Products Inc. and how effective it... Read More.

Soybeans, corn see strong end to the week

Soybeans were higher on commercial and technical buying, building on what would have already been a week-to-week gain. The USDA did lower Brazil’s crop guess by a million tons, while also raising the export outlook and increasing imports by China. That minimal change... Read More.

U.S. wheat ending stocks up, corn and soybeans hold

March’s USDA supply and demand update was fairly quiet for U.S. corn, soybeans, and wheat. U.S. wheat ending stocks were up from February on the dismal export demand, while corn and soybean ending stocks were unchanged. The USDA also trimmed the average estimated 2023/24... Read More.

Soybeans, corn see solid gains ahead of WASDE

Soybeans were higher on short covering and technical buying. Traders squared up positions ahead of Friday’s USDA supply and demand estimates. The USDA is expected to lower its crop guess for Brazil, the question is by how much. This set of numbers was... Read More.

Do Soybeans Have a Planter Preference?

Michigan farmers want to know if soybeans perform better with a specific type of planter. In this Pods for Profit, Michigan Soybean Committee Research Director Mark Seamon discusses research results from the past three years of on-farm research trials. ... Do... Read More.

Study says a reduction in carbon footprint for U.S. soybeans

A new study from the National Oilseed Processors Association and the United Soybean Board says there’s been a decline in the carbon footprint of U.S. soybeans. NOPA’s Vice President of Regulatory Affairs Katie Vassalli tells Brownfield… “The study found U.S. soybean farmers, the processing plants... Read More.

Soybeans rally, see weekly gain

Soybeans were higher on commercial and technical buying, pulling the most active months to a weekly gain. It was an up and down day, with beans eventually able to sustain a bounce off the recent lows while continuing to watch conditions in South... Read More.

Corn up modestly, soybeans close firm

Soybeans were modestly higher on short covering and technical buying, finding some support near the recent lows. Soybeans continue to monitor development and harvest conditions in South America. Argentina’s in generally good shape, while Brazil’s harvest should hit the halfway point very soon,... Read More.