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User Picture Kent Bennis
  • 2710
  • Delmar, Iowa

Nitrogen Pricing

 
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The current price for 32% nitrogen in Eastern Iowa for 2022 crop is $600/ton.

At $0.94/unit corn on corn acres will evaporate.  Nitrogen pricing has already reduced forecasted acres nearly 2 million for the US next year.

North Dakota will plant wheat, barley, canola, soybeans, s…

User Picture Blair Bennis
  • 1310
  • Hancock County Ohio

2022 Corn Acre Decrease?

 
    • 7
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In my part of the world, there are a lot of growers seriously considering switching some corn acres to beans in 2022 due to nitrogen costs. What’s the conversation like in your area? 

User Picture Cheryl Mitchell
  • 1200
  • Champaign County, Illinois

US Grown Coffee; a possibility?

 
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While I do enjoy a good cup of coffee, I'm not a die-hard like some. So when I came across this article about the possibility of coffee being a significant crop in the U.S., I was intrigued. I would like to hear thoughts from our CA & FL folks.

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User Picture Aaron Desatnik
  • 200
  • Middlesex County, Massachusetts

What do you use to sell your grain?

 
    • 5
    • votes

Most parts of the corn belt are right in the thick of harvest. Over the last several years, many technology solutions have emerged to make marketing and hedging your grain more efficient so you can focus on production. 

Are you using any of these new digital technologies?

If so,…

User Picture Jaci Hickey
  • 360
  • Oklahoma

Conservation Reserve Program

 
    • 4
    • votes

Last night as I checked the mail I noticed a letter from our local USDA office. Our home and land was purchased on a FSA Young Farmers Loan through the USDA office, so I pay attention to USDA mail. 

My dad had told me about the CRP loan, but I assumed we missed the enrollment. B…

User Picture Cheryl Mitchell
  • 1200
  • Champaign County, Illinois

Tuesday's Topic: Harvest

 
    • 9
    • votes

Harvest Questions:

  1. What are you doing to get ready?
  2. What concerns are you having?
  3. What are you looking forward to?

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User Picture Paul Carter
  • 2300
  • Polk County, Iowa

July 14, 2021 simulated end-of-season corn yield

 
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"All models are wrong...some are useful".

This quote by a prominent modeler years ago is accurate for crop end-of-season yield simulation models. These and other crop yield forecast models will never be perfectly accurate, but they can be useful for planning.

Those on the TopYie…

User Picture Paul Carter
  • 2300
  • Polk County, Iowa

US farmers know how to grow high corn yields -- Where will demand for this corn come from in the future?

 
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Recent TopYield/Ag posts on China’s corn buying prompted me to share this 2020 article on “The Changing Distribution of World Corn Production in the 21st Century” by Carl Zulauf with The Ohio State University.

 

As an agronomist, this chart from the article is especially int…

User Picture Kenny Johnson
  • 2650
  • Boone County, IN

China's Aggressive U.S. Feed Grains Buying Spree Expected to Continue Despite Shift in Buying Habits

 
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On AgWeb this morning, there was a story saying that China is buying a lot more corn, beans and sorghum relative to last year.  57.1MMT in 2021 relative to 15.1MMT in 2020.  For my policy and market folks, why such a big increase and what will this do for US market prices?  

Tha…