Mother Nature is taking her toll on one of U.S. farmers’ biggest rivals, Brazil. Corn and soybean yields are suffering as rain continues to evade parts of the country.
Plants are shorting themselves on yield—and have been for years. Photorespiration robs plants of up to 40% of their yield potential and researchers are out to shortcut that process and regain productivity.
Farm incomes have been on a steady decline since their peak in 2013. Just how much incomes are depressed varies, sometimes greatly, by state.
Farmers are proving they can do more with less as national corn and soybean yield averages climb year after year.
Corn-after-corn or beans-after-beans can work, but you need to spend extra time and attention on the agronomic details.
This year marks 54 years of the National Corn Yield Contest—NCGA’s most popular program for members. The 18 winners were selected from six different production categories and averaged more than 349 bu. per acre.
G round piles of corn, soybeans, sorghum and other crops are a common sight across the countryside this year. Such piles signal storage bins are packed to the hilt.