economy

Corn Growers Contribute to the Economy

Dan Corn, Economy, National Corn Growers Association (NCGA)

According to a new report, corn growers were responsible for a $151 billion boost to the U.S. economy last year.  The National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) notes the report looks at various ways corn growers contributed to the economy. U.S. farmers produced 15.3 billion bushels of corn, valued at $73.9 billion. Corn grower production directly conti9buted $20.7 billion to the gross domestic …

traders

Traders Looking at Weather, Meat Sales

Dan Cattle, Commodities, Corn, Economy, Field Crops, Marketing, Soybeans, Weather

Last week was a slower week for most of the markets. But as Mark Oppold reports, this week grain traders will be looking at weather forecasts, while livestock traders will be checking meat sales from this past holiday weekend. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024

farm

Storing a Lot of Corn on the Farm

Dan Corn, Field Crops, Soybeans, USDA-NASS, Wheat

Seeing corn prices below four dollars has really opened some eyes. Part of that is due to numbers recently released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Their quarterly Grain Stocks Report indicated on-farm stocks of corn, as of June 1, was up 37% from a year ago. USDA Chief Economist Seth Meyer says corn growers are storing a large …

weather events

Watching Weather Events

Dan Commodities, Corn, Economy, Field Crops, Soybeans, Weather

Many traders continue to keep an eye on various weather events taking place across the major growing areas. Mark Oppold has more details. Sponsored ContentNuseed Carinata Covers New GroundJuly 15, 2024CIR Agriculture Harvester ProductsJuly 1, 2024TriEst Ag Group: Partners in ProfitabilityApril 1, 2024

corn

Corn Acreage Down, Soybean and Cotton Acres Up

Dan Agri-Business, Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Soybeans, USDA-NASS, Wheat

According to new estimates from the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), farmers this year planted 91.5 million acres of corn in the U.S., down 3% from last year. Soybean area planted is estimated at 86.1 million acres, up 3% from last year, while all cotton planted is estimated at 11.7 million acres, 14% above 2023.  Following up on the Prospective Plantings report released in March, NASS …

field research

New Format for Sunbelt Ag Expo Field Research Days

Dan Corn, Cotton, Field Crops, Peanuts, Research, Sunbelt Ag Expo

The Sunbelt Ag Expo has announced they will be showcasing their field research in a new format that will actually span over a two-week period. The 2024 Field Research Days are scheduled for July 10-24, and farmers are invited to stop by at their convenience during this two-week period. During the self-guided driving tour of the Darrell Williams Research Farm located at the Expo …