Soybean Rust Spreading Across Alabama

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, Soybeans

After a few weeks of consistently wet weather, soybean rust is making its annual march from the Gulf Coast to north Alabama. Spurred on by wet leaves and strong winds, the fungal disease popped up in 33 of Alabama’s 67 counties. Alabama Extension specialist Dr. Dennis Delaney weighed in on the development and offered advice to soybean farmers across the …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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USDA Releases July WASDE, Crop Production Reports

Dan Industry News Release

The recent World Agriculture Supply and Demand (WASDE) report by the Department of Agriculture projects corn and soybean farmers will grow more crop than previously anticipated. USDA on Wednesday increased 2017-18 corn production to an estimated 14.255 billion bushels and soybean production to 4.26 billion bushels. Corn production came in slightly above the highest pre-report estimates while soybean production came …

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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 …

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. …