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. …

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Fatal Injuries Reported in Wisconsin Corn Mill Explosion

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

At least one is dead and others missing as of Thursday afternoon following an explosion at a Wisconsin corn mill. Two workers remained missing Thursday after the explosion at the Didion (did-e-an) Milling facility in Cambria, Wisconsin. Sixteen employees were working at the facility Wednesday night where an explosion and large fire occurred in the corn mill, not the adjacent …

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Corn Replant Expected to reach “Historic” Levels

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

Seed industry leaders are expecting corn replant rates this year to reach historic levels. Ryan Parkin of Beck’s Hybrids told DTN-The Progressive Farmer “this will be a historic replant year, particularly for corn.” Many seed companies say the year ranks first or second in company history for replanting demand. Spring rains were far too abundant, leaving fields across the Midwest …

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Alabama Corn Planting Nears Completion

Dan Alabama, Corn, Industry News Release

Alabama farmers hope for better prices by Kelsey Cassebaum, Alabama Farmers Federation Despite low feed grain yields in 2016 because of drought, some Alabama farmers increased corn acreage this year, counting on good market conditions come harvest in July. Butler County’s Steve Tanner planted 1,100 acres of non-irrigated corn this year, up more than 300 acres from 2016. His non-irrigated …

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USDA Approves Modifications to Margin Protection Plan of Insurance for Crops

Dan Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Risk Management Agency this week announced greater crop insurance options for farmers against unexpected decreases in their operating margin. Offered through the federal crop insurance program, margin protection insurance for corn, wheat, rice and soybeans will be available in more states and have updates designed to better clarify the real input costs covered beginning in …

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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 …

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Corn Prices May Not Improve, Even with Less Production

Dan Corn, Energy

As farmers plant fewer acres to corn, will smaller supplies bring on better prices? This story from Gary Crawford answers that question.       Seth Meyer, USDA Outlook Board Chairman, gives reasons for the USDA forecast for a 50 million bushel increase in the use of corn for ethanol in the coming marketing year…new projection, 5.5 million bushels.   …

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May WASDE Report Mostly Neutral

Dan Industry News Release

The monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report by the Department of Agriculture released Wednesday predicts a U.S. corn crop of 14.06 billion bushels, down 1.08 billion from last year. The monthly report is also projecting a U.S. soybean crop of 4.25 billion bushels, down from the 4.3-billion-bushel crop last year. USDA projects ending stocks for new crop corn …

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Georgia Corn Growers Overwhelmingly Approve to Continue Assessment on Corn

Dan Corn, Industry News Release

Georgia corn growers voted their overwhelming support of continuation of the assessment of one cent per bushel of corn for the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Corn.  The voting for the market order was conducted from March 15 to April 14 and was reaffirmed by a 93.5% favorable vote. The market order for corn requires vote by producers every three …