STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT Pivotal week ahead
What happens during the next week could determine whether many area farmers harvest a good crop or merely an OK one.
Generalizing is always risky, but many Upper Midwest corn and soybean fields are r... Posted on 8/15/14 at 12:21 PM
Soybeans, once a novelty in Western Canadian fields, are poised to reach record-large acreage again this year, and some of the world’s biggest seed companies are betting they have further room to grow in a country known for wheat and canola.
Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices, the yield potential in soybeans is higher now than ever before. But a lack of updated information on the nutritional needs of soybean crops might be limiting the crop’s potential.
Cash prices for U.S. soybeans have dropped by as much as $5 per bushel since last week as processors have slashed historically high bids for the beans during the early phases of a record harvest, grain merchants and analysts said on Tuesday.
WILLMAR, Minn. — The Minnesota Corn Growers Association is urging farmers around the state to plan ahead for their propane needs this fall. Due to the reversal of the Cochin pipeline and an increase in U.S. propane exports, propane supplies in Minnesota could be stretched thin if everyone waits until the fall to buy propane.
FARGO, N.D. — U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D., flanked by five other Democratic senators, and producer/processors from their states, launched an effort Wednesday to re-up federal support for biofuels.
WASHINGTON - Lower prices created resurgent demand for U.S. corn at home and abroad, including in the ethanol market, the U.S. government forecast on Tuesday, resulting in smaller, but still ample, stocks at the end of this marketing year.
The wheat markets had losses of 15 to 20 cents last week, following along with the steep losses seen in the row crop markets. Noncommercial money was flowing out of the grain markets ahead of the holiday breaks and year-end.
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