These are the top stories from this year that you, our readers, viewed most often. Here is a list of #11-#15 as we close out 2011.
#15 Indiana Corn Crop Gets Ugly Results
Posted: August 23, 2011
There was tremendous traffic on AgWeb during the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour in August, a clear indication that people were concerned about the 2011 carryover numbers as harvest season approached. The tour found a wide variety of crop conditions in Indiana, but the overall yield numbers on the tour were extremely disappointing.
The tour found and average corn yield of 143.10 bu. along the route, which was far below the three-year average of 162.74 bu./acre.
Posted: December 31, 2010
Comments to this story showed that we were in for a wild ride in 2011. Posted on New Years Eve of 2010, this story addressed the rising corn price and the need to curb some demand before the price was too out of control for end users. Corn growers commenting were quick to point out that corn prices were stagnant for much of the past century. Livestock producers were equally quick to point out that they are the biggest users of grains and high prices were creating some troublesome times for them.
Posted: January 13, 2010
USDA’s January 12 Annual Crop Production was blockbuster by any definition. Total production for the U.S. corn crop fell below 12.5 billion bu. for 2010, and prices skyrocketed following the report. That was the initial reaction, but the outlook for higher prices was confirmed going into the future.
Posted: October 5, 2011
No doubt, 2011 was a blockbuster year for farm income. But success doesn’t come without potential problems either. One of those is farmers trying to avoid paying taxes. The gist of this, and something to keep in mind as we end the year, there is no shame is making so much money that you have to pay taxes.
Posted: January 21, 2011
Whether you believe we are in a natural long-term warming cycle or one that is fueled by pollution, prospects are for warmer weather, less rain in most of the U.S. and more extreme weather.