WASDE Anticipates Lower Harvests for Corn and Soybeans

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans

The October World Ag Supply and Demand (WASDE) report predicts corn and soybean yields will both be lower than previously expected. Corn production is forecast at 14.78 billion bushels, down 49 million bushels due to a reduced yield forecast. Corn supplies going into harvest are forecast to be a record-high number, exports were raised by 75 million bushels, and USDA …


September USDA Stocks Report Bearish

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Wheat

The USDA reported larger than expected inventories of corn, soybeans, and wheat in its September 1st Stocks Report, which analysts call bearish for the markets. The corn supplies came in at 2.14 billion bushels, which is 138 million more than the last estimate of old-crop carryout. USDA says feed usage was likely smaller than expected, reducing the number of bushels …


Florence Washing Away Cotton and Tobacco Crops

Dan Corn, Cotton, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Weather

The record-setting and still-rising floodwaters of Hurricane Florence are wreaking havoc on cotton and tobacco crops in the Carolinas. North Carolina Farm Bureau spokesperson Lynda Loveland says it’s going to take some time to get an accurate picture of the damage to flooded tobacco, cotton, corn, soybean, and sweet potato fields because they’re still flooded. Bloomberg says it’s going to …

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WASDE Predicts Second-largest Corn Crop, Record Soybean Crop

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans

The Latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand report predicts the second-largest corn crop for the United States this year and a record soybean crop. Corn production is forecast at 14.82 billion bushels, up 241 million from last month on an increased yield forecast. The outlook predicts larger production, increased domestic use, greater exports, and higher ending stocks. The season-average corn …


Refiner Waivers Could Cost Ethanol Industry $20 Billion

Dan Corn, Energy, Industry News Release

New research estimates the U.S. ethanol industry could lose 4.6 billion gallons of domestic demand and $20 billion in sales from the administration’s approach to the Renewable Fuel Standard. Economists at the University of Missouri estimated the losses over the next six years, if the Environmental Protection Agency continues exempting dozens of small refiners from their blending obligations under the …

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Roberts, Stabenow Announce Ag Trade Hearing

Dan Corn, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Trade

The Senate Agriculture Committee will hold a trade hearing next week, titled “Perspectives on U.S. Agricultural Trade.” Among those attending the hearing is Dr. Robert Johansson, the Chief Economist at the Department of Agriculture and mastermind behind the USDA trade mitigation package formulas. The hearing could serve as a chance for Congress to better understand how Johansson figured the payment …


How, and When, to Harvest the “Three Sisters”

Dan Field Crops, This Land of Ours

Cathy Isom has taken you through when to consider gardening, as well as planting, the “Three Sisters”. Now, Cathy walks you through how to harvest the “Three Sisters” in your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. How, and When, to Harvest the “Three Sisters” Corn takes about 3 months to reach maturity and provide some food. The …


Consider the “Three Sisters” for Your Garden

Dan This Land of Ours, Vegetables

You are thinking about what to plant in your garden. Cathy Isom lets you know why you should consider growing the “Three Sisters” in your garden. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. Consider the “Three Sisters” for Your Garden Growing the “Three Sisters” in your garden – also known as Corn, Beans, and Squash – can be done by …