Ongoing dryness is taking its toll on corn crop production in Mexico and South Africa, two other top global corn producers, as U.S. corn producers see some relief.
Fertilizer is the largest variable input expense weighing on corn farmers, historically, according to new data from the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.
Drought conditions persist in 16 of the 18 top-growing corn states as this year’s planting season gets underway. Seven states had corn in the ground as of March 2024.
The NOAA says there is an 83% chance the El Niño weather pattern will transition into neutral conditions between April and June 2024.
As the U.S. cattle herd hits its lowest levels since 1951, one major contributing factor is ongoing drought conditions affecting many parts of farm country.
The Environmental Protection Agency is giving a nod to producers, reversing its stance on atrazine concentrations based on the findings of a scientific advisory panel.
A grain management specialist with Iowa State University recommends producers keep a close eye on bin management in warmer weather to mitigate grade damage and more.
Last year, the U.S. imported almost $430 billion from Canada.
USDA’s Economic Research Service attributes that to wheat becoming a rotational crop as farmers mix it in with more profitable corn or soybeans.
Brazilian agriculture faces hurdles with low rainfall and an approaching heat dome which may cast a shadow over crop production.
In a bid to increase the competitiveness of American corn on the global stage, the U.S. Grains Council has embarked on a research endeavor in collaboration with the University of Illinois.
Despite the looming specter of weather extremes and a myriad of other tough challenges, like rising input costs, projections indicate a significant decline in crop insurance prices compared to previous years for key U.S. commodities.
Recent data reveals a notable downturn in U.S. ethanol output, marking its lowest level since the beginning of February.
As spring planting nears, Midwestern farmers are gearing up for a season filled with opportunities and challenges like market pressures and pest dynamics.
Spot prices for corn posted another three-year low last week and they are mimicking a trend seen about a decade ago.
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