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Farm Credit Outlook Shows Prices for Grains to Strengthen

Dan Corn, Economy, Industry News Release, Wheat

An outlook presented to the Farm Credit Administration shows corn and soybean prices are projected to strengthen, boosting profit margins for crop farmers. The report shows profit margins are expected to decline for livestock producers though, as rising grain prices drive up feed costs, and Southwest pasture conditions deteriorate because of severe drought. The quarterly report also notes that uncertainties …


Celebrating National Bourbon Day

Dan Corn, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has you celebrating the official spirit of America, after your day is over, of course. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Bourbon Day June 14th is National Bourbon Day. So join friends and raise your glass of this sweetened amber spirit and celebrate great whiskey. Bourbon is a whiskey which is only so named …


USDA Lowers Corn, Soybeans, Projected Ending Stocks

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The Department of Agriculture lowered 2017/2018 ending stocks for corn and soybeans in its latest monthly World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates. USDA reduced ending stocks for corn 105 million bushels to 1.57 billion bushels, which if reached, would be the lowest level since 2013/2014. The season-average farm price is raised ten cents at the midpoint with a range of …

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UF/UGA Corn Silage and Forage Field Day

Dan Cattle, Corn, Education, Florida, Georgia

The 2018 UF/UGA Corn Silage and Forage Field Day will be held in Citra, Florida this Thursday, May 24. The program starts at 8 AM and concludes with field demonstrations after lunch. The event includes a test plot tour along with educational stops that cover topics like pest control, grazing management and forage quality. A discussion concerning alfalfa and grass …


Syngenta Settlement Details Announced

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

Syngenta and plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the company have announced a $1.51 billion settlement to resolve class actions and individual cases regarding Agrisure Viptera. The cases allege that Syngenta sold its “Agrisure Viptera” and “Agrisure Duracade” corn seeds before it should have because new insect-resistant genetic traits in those seeds had not yet received import approval in China. The …

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USDA Projects Smaller Corn, Soybean Crops

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

The May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from the Department of Agriculture projects smaller corn and soybean crops this year. The corn crop is projected at 14.0 billion bushels, down from last year with a lower forecast area and yield. The yield projection of 174.0 bushels per acre is based on a weather-adjusted trend assuming normal planting progress and …