ASA Works to Find Answers on Herbicide-Related Damage

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans

Following reports of dicamba-related damage to soybean crops, American Soybean Association (ASA) President and Illinois farmer Ron Moore releases the following statement committing the association’s resources to the pursuit of a solution: “The issues surrounding dicamba-related damage to crops are serious ones, and as the representative organization for the nation’s soybean farmers, ASA is invested in bringing all parties together …


USDA Forecasts Record-High Soybean Production in 2017

Dan Crop Forecasts, Industry News Release, Soybeans

U.S. farmers are expected to produce a record-high soybean crop this year, according to the Crop Production report issued by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Up 2 percent from 2016, soybean production is forecast at 4.38 billion bushels, while corn growers are expected to decrease their production by 7 percent from last year, forecast at 14.2 billion bushels. Up 7 percent …


Perdue: No Signs Mexico Will Buy South America’s Corn, Soybeans

Dan Corn, Exports/Imports, Soybeans

While in Mexico Friday, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said he has no indication that Mexico will buy corn and soybeans from Argentina and Brazil or other countries. Perdue met with counterparts in Mexico to discuss trade and told reporters following the discussion that it was understandable Mexico would make inquiries to other nations, but he sees no signs of …


SCN Resistant Soybeans are Showing Some Problems

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans

Iowa State University nematologist Greg Tylka says soybeans with Soybean Cyst Nematode resistance are becoming less effective. He calls it an alarming trend that sets the stage for even more yield loss to SCN in the future. Farmers have effectively managed the pest for decades thanks to the built-in resistance. Just about all the SCN-resistant varieties have the same resistance …


Chinese Buyers Commit to Large U.S. Soybean Purchase

Dan Exports/Imports, Soybeans

Demand already looks good for the 2017 soybean crop. China is the number one purchaser of U.S. soybeans, buying 60 percent of American soy exports every year. The U.S. Soybean Export Council, along with several American and Chinese organizations, will host a Chinese delegation of buyers at a soybean trade contract agreement signing ceremony. The event takes place on July …

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USDA Report Shows Record Soybean Acres

Dan Industry News Release, Soybeans

The USDA released it’s June Acreage and Stocks report on Friday, with soybean acres coming in at record levels. Soybean planted area for 2017 is estimated at a record high 89.5 million acres, up 7 percent from last year. Corn planted area for all purposes in 2017 is estimated at 90.9 million acres, down 3 percent from last year. Area …

Registration Deadline for Tri-State Agronomic Scout School is Monday

Dan Alabama, Corn, Cotton, Education, Field Crops, Florida, Georgia, Peanuts, Soybeans

The University of Florida/IFAS along with Auburn University and the University of Georgia will host a Tri-State Agronomic Scout School on June 8 at the Jackson County, Florida Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna, Florida. The event will start with registration at 8:00 AM (CST) and ends with lunch. But Monday, June 5 is the deadline to register for the event. …

Tri-State Agronomic Scout School Reminder

Dan Corn, Cotton, Education, Field Crops, Peanuts, Soybeans

Here’s a reminder that coming up June 8th, the University of Florida/IFAS, Auburn University and the University of Georgia will host a Tri-State Agronomic Scout School at the Jackson County Agricultural Conference Center in Marianna, Florida. This meeting will focus on insects pertaining to cotton, corn, soybean, and peanuts, as speakers will cover information regarding the description, damage, life cycle, …

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Cargill: Grain Glut to Last

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

Cargill expects international grain markets to remain oversupplied. The company’s CEO told Reuters recently that the oversupply will remain “for a long time” due to bountiful harvests and an increase of crops in storage. Global corn, wheat and soybean inventories have increased over the last four years in the longest stretch of gains since the late 1990s, according to the …