usda corn

USDA Forecasts Record High Corn Yield and Soybean Production for 2018

Dan Corn, Soybeans, USDA-NASS, Wheat

U.S. farmers are expected to produce a record-high soybean crop this year, according to the Crop Production report issued by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. Up 4 percent from 2017, soybean production is forecast at record high 4.59 billion bushels, while corn growers are expected to decrease their production slightly from last year, forecast at 14.6 billion bushels. Down …

wheat

Tightening Wheat Supplies in Europe and Black Sea Ripple Through Global Commodity Markets

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Wheat

Combined wheat production in the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine is forecast down 12 percent from last year to the lowest level in 5 years. The EU wheat crop is down 9 percent from last year on hot, dry weather in the northern Member States, while production in Russia and Ukraine is down from recent bumper crops on a return …

farm

Farm Futures Releases Crop Production Survey

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans

The growing season has been wide and varied for America’s corn and soybean crops. Harvest seems to be on track for good, but not great yields. That’s according to a Farm Futures August crop production survey. However, even above average yields for the sixth-straight year could leave prices struggling, especially in a soybean market that’s getting hammered by tariffs on …

farm politics

Agri View: A Look at Current Farm Politics

Dan Agri View, Corn, Energy, Trade

There have been several things going on lately in the political world that deal with agriculture. Everett Griner talks about farm politics in today’s Agri View. A Look at Current Farm Politics The farm block vote was one of Donald Trump’s strongest groups in the last presidential election. Farmers stood solidly behind his election. Recent issues that have direct impact …

retail

Plant-Based Foods Retail Sector Growing

Dan Corn, Dairy, Industry News Release, Peanuts, Soybeans

Retail sales of plant-based foods jumped 20 percent over the past year. The Plant-Based Foods Association says new data shows sales of plant-based foods topped $3.3 billion, with milk alternatives generating $1.5 billion of total plant-based sales. Other dairy alternatives, such as plant-based products imitating yogurt, cheeses and ice cream, accounted for $727 million in sales, up 19.8 percent from …

ncga

NCGA Seeking Good Steward Nominations

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The National Corn Growers Association “Good Steward” nomination deadline is fast approaching, Monday, August 6th. NCGA is asking for nominations of someone who is “doing a stellar job on their farm of demonstrating the economic and conservation value of soil management.” This year anyone can nominate a candidate for recognition if they are a corn grower member of the association. …

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Celebrating National Corn Fritters Day

Dan Corn, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom is celebrating another food item and lets us know why many will be indulging a savory southern-style treat today. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Celebrating National Corn Fritters Day Today is National Corn Fritters Day. What is a corn fritter some might say? Why they’re tasty bites of fried or baked corn batter, made of corn …

yield

USDA Increases Corn, Soybean Production Forecast

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

The Department of Agriculture Thursday upped its predictions for larger corn and soybean crops this year. The USDA World Agriculture Supply and Demand Report predicts corn production at 14.2 billion bushels and soybeans increasing to 4.3 billion bushels. The 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook includes larger supplies, greater feed and residual use, increased exports, and lower ending stocks. Increased 2017/18 exports …