The past year's corn and soybean harvest in Iowa were bin busters according to USDA.
The past few years, farmers have had the message of knowing your cost of production drilled into their heads.
Off to a good start so far in 2017, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group. Livestock and grains saw a recovery well into the new year, despite recent negative attitudes in the markets.
Corn and soybean yields may lose 40%-50% by end of the century.
The strongest weekly export sales tally since the middle of December allowed corn to challenge the fall highs to end the week.
Giant ragweed, a prolific and efficient weed, robs soybeans each year of precious sunlight, nutrients and water, slashing yield. The trick to beating this thief could be easier than one might think—destroy the weed’s seed bank.
Some analysts are thinking a bull market is on the horizon after experiencing low commodity prices.
Soybean funds are big in U.S. markets, but not in places like South America. Jarod Creed of Gavilon says the U.S. needs to be cognizant that South American farmers have been reluctant to sell.
China recently approved Bayer and MS Technologies’ Balance GT Soybeans for import. With the European Union’s previous approval, the companies are closer to a full U.S. commercial launch.