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Growing Corn like a Champ

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

Setting a new world National Corn Growers Association record in 2017 with a yield of more than 542 bushels per acre, Charles City, Virginia corn grower David Hula says there is no one “silver bullet” to big crops, but there are a few things producers should pay attention to. Watch After selecting your hybrid, Hula says the next most important …

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Maximizing Yield While Not Adding Costs

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

In corn, yield is still king, but how can producers get more bang for their buck? At the recent NC Commodities Conference, North Carolina State Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Ron Heiniger shared four keys to multiplying corn yields without adding costs. Dr. Heiniger’s first point was proper placement of fertilizers and nutrients around the plant. Placement He adds there’s another …

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Corn Yield and Soybean Production Up in 2017

Dan Corn, Cotton, Crop Forecasts, Soybeans, USDA-NASS, Wheat

Winter Wheat Seedings and Grain Stocks also reported Across the Midwest, a lack of extreme heat helped boost the nation’s corn yield to its highest level on record – slightly above 2016. The nation’s soybean yield was down 6 percent from 2016, but production reached a record level due to record high acreage, according to the Crop Production 2017 Summary …

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USGC Report Says U.S. Corn Harvest Quality was Excellent

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The U.S. Grains Council (USGC) issued a report on this year’s corn harvest quality, saying a good growing season resulted in record yields that had very good quality. The report says the majority of crop conditions in 2017 were good-to-excellent. That led to strong plant size, good kernel health, and a projected record yield of 370.3 million metric tons, or …

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Less Corn Acreage More Soybeans Predicted for 2018

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans

2018 should see less corn acreage worldwide—that according to U.S. market analyst Mike Zuzolo of Global Commodity Analytics. Acreage Fewer corn plantings and more soybean plantings seem likely to pressure soybean market prices lower. That, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture predicts record soybean acres in 2018 in the United States. Meanwhile, Zuzolo says soybean demand, which has been increasing, …

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Wood from Corn Stover

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

Corn Board Manufacturing Inc. is taking waste from the field and making wood for thousands of products. Lane Segerstrom, founder of the company, explains how the company turns corn stover to an added value product for farmers. Stover Based in Frisco, Texas, Corn Board Manufacturing is marketed as a sustainable company. The company is looking to expand to other areas, …

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USDA Predicts Less Corn in Storage in Latest WASDE

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

The latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report released Tuesday by the Department of Agriculture predicts lower corn stocks. USDA predicts that about 2.43 billion bushels of corn will be in storage at the end of the 2018 marketing year, down from a previous estimate of 2.48 billion. USDA expects 50 more million bushels of corn will be …