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Do Falling Gasoline Prices Threaten the Competitiveness of Ethanol?
Friday, November 14, 2014
Has the decline in gasoline prices been large enough to threaten the competitiveness of ethanol in gasoline blends?
Hold Off on Tillage This Fall, Keep Soil Covered
Monday, October 27, 2014
Even though tillage may be needed in certain situations and field conditions, a well-managed field and proper crop rotation may not call for tillage.
U.S. Corn and DDGS Exports
Thursday, October 16, 2014
For decades, international markets have been an important destination for U.S. agriculture products.
How Many Acres of Corn are Needed in 2015?
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The market’s assessment of the amount of acreage needed of various crops in any production cycle is complicated and continually changes.
Big Year for Ethanol
Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Domestic ethanol production for 2014 totaled a record 14.15 billion gallon.
Prepare Now for Post-harvest Drying
Friday, October 3, 2014
Adequate drying is an especially important consideration for growers who plan to store their crop rather than sell it immediately.
Monitoring Corn and Soybean Consumption
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The corn and soybean markets appear to be expecting the USDA’s already very large U.S. production forecasts to be increased in the October 10 Crop Production report.
Early Firing of Corn
Friday, September 19, 2014
Early firing is a nitrogen deficiency symptom in corn. Growers wishing to check the effectiveness of their nitrogen practices may perform the end-of-season cornstalk nitrate test.
Revisions to Corn and Soybean Acreage Estimates May be Ahead
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The USDA’s Crop Production report, to be released by the National Agricultural Statistics Service on Oct. 10, may contain revised estimates of planted and harvested acreage of corn and soybeans.
Bumper Crop Exceeds Storage
Wednesday, September 10, 2014
University of Missouri Extension offers farmers help and options to store and dry 2014’s bumper corn crop.
Sept. 1 Corn Stocks Estimate – Does it Matter?
Tuesday, September 9, 2014
With such a large harvest, the estimate of Sept. 1 stocks of old-crop corn will have less importance that in previous years.
Looking for a Corn Consumption Response
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
The process of monitoring corn consumption and corn consumption prospects in the three major categories of feed, ethanol, and exports is under way.
Storing the 2014 Corn Crop
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
For corn producers, the question at harvest time will be who will store the portion of the crop which has not yet been sold.
There's Potential Help to Counter Low Prices
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Bountiful harvests have some potential safety nets that might protect producers financially.
Potential for U.S. Average Corn and Soybean Yields
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
According to a University of Illinois agricultural economist, average corn and soybean yields were below trend value in each of the past four years.



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