Today on AgDay, Betsy Jibbon shares a picture taken from the field in Waterloo, Iowa, as she reports on the I-80 Planting Tour. She says farmers are kicking up dust with adequate planting conditions and warm temperature
Seedcorn maggot is a seed and seedling pest of corn and soybean. Plant injury is especially prevalent during cool and wet springs. The larvae, or maggots, feed on germinating corn and soybean seeds or seedlings.
France's top administrative court overturned a 2014 ban on a type of genetically modified (GMO) maize in a symbolic victory for GMO supporters that will not allow such crops to be grown in France because of subsequent l
U.S. soybeans rose on Friday to head for their biggest weekly gain in more than four months, supported by the threat of rain damage to the Argentine harvest, a wave of fund buying and healthy U.S. export demand.
U.S. feed grain ending stocks for 2015/16 are projected higher with increases for corn, barley, and oats based on indicated disappearance as reported in the March 31 Grain Stocks and adjustments to seed use based on int
U.S. soybean supply and use changes for 2015/16 include higher exports, lower seed use, and lower ending stocks. Soybean exports are increased 15 million bushels to 1,705 million reflecting stronger global soybean impor
U.S. soybean futures were lower on Wednesday as the harvesting of an expected record crop in Brazil progressed at a fast pace, while the strength of the dollar added to the downward pressure on prices.
Chicago wheat futures suffered a modest setback on Friday after rising to a one-month peak, with concern about high stocks helping to stall a rally driven by adverse crop conditions in the United States.
U.S. wheat and soybean futures edged lower on Thursday as a six-session rally stalled in the face of ample global supplies of the crops and as investor awaited the outcome of a closely watched European Central Bank poli
U.S. soybean production is projected at 3,929 million bushels, down slightly from last month due to a revision to South Carolina production. U.S. soybean ending stocks for 2015/16 are projected at 460 million bushels, u
To GMO or not GMO - that is the question on many farmers minds in 2016. The prospect of reduced input costs and potential for premium can be tantalizing, but is the risk of possible lower yields worth it?
Chicago wheat rose for a fourth consecutive session on Monday to hit its highest in more than two weeks as adverse weather forecast for U.S. wheat belts encouraged short-covering by investors after a 5-1/2 year price lo
As the U.S. farming sector enters the third year of a downturn caused by a global glut of grains and slumping commodity prices, bankers across the Midwest are starting to tighten lending conditions and even cutting some