U.S. feed grain supplies for 2014/15 are projected lower with a reduction in corn production more than offsetting an increase in sorghum. Harvested area for corn is increased slightly, but the national average yield is estimated 2.4 bushel per acre lower at 171.0 bushels per acre. Corn production is estimated 191 million bushels lower. Yield and production, however, both remain records. Sorghum production is raised 25 million bushels with increases estimated for both harvested area and yield.
Corn stored in all positions on December 1, 2014 totaled 11.2 billion bushels, up 7 percent from December 1, 2013. Of the total stocks, 7.09 billion bushels are stored on farms, up 11 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 4.12 billion bushels, are up 1 percent from a year ago.
By National Corn Growers Association and American Soybean Associaiton
The National Corn Growers Association and the American Soybean Association joined U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and fellow farm and food organizations seeking to end the United States’ embargo against Cuba and advance trade relations between the two nations.
The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba is composed of more than 30 U.S. agricultural and food organizations committed to building a deeper U.S.-Cuba relationship.
After it was first domesticated from the wild teosinte grass in southern Mexico, maize, or corn, took both a high road and a coastal low road as it moved into what is now the U.S. Southwest, reports an international research team that includes a UC Davis plant scientist and maize expert.
Each crop year has a unique set of challenges that can make or break the bottom line, especially for growers who plant continuous corn. If continuous corn is on your agenda for 2015, there are some considerations to think about and planning ahead that needs to be done this winter.
You may get a whole lot more than you bargained for when you buy a used combine out of state. Lodged Palmer amaranth seeds may travel across state lines with the combine, says Kevin Bradley, weed scientist at University of Missouri Extension.
Corn, soybean, and wheat prices this fall dropped to some of the lowest levels since 2006. The decline in corn prices was particularly sharp, with lows in many areas of the country below $3. The low level of prices has prompted some observers to declare that the "new era" in grain prices that began late in 2006 has come to an end.