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Fall tests for nematodes help keep crops healthy


Soil-dwelling nematodes cannot be seen with the naked eye, but the damage they do to crops shows up in dollar signs.

CLA issues statement on EPA’s neonicotinoid report


Ray McAllister, Ph.D., senior director, regulatory policy, CropLife America issued the following statement in regards to EPA's recent report that neonicotinoids provide little to no benefit for soybeans as a seed treatment.

Soybean returns projected higher than corn in 2014


Corn returns in 2014 likely will be negative on many farms, with losses near $100 per acre on cash rent farmland in northern Illinois. Projections indicate that soybeans will be more profitable than corn in 2014.

Fungicide-resistant soybean diseases spreading (10/29/14)

2015 Plenish High Oleic Soybean Program to double acreage (10/27/14)

ASA issues statement on EPA’s neonicotinoid study (10/27/14)

More SCN resistant varieties available for 2015 (10/27/14)

Record U.S. soybean crop may hold silver lining for Iowa farmers (10/24/14)

Fall-applied herbicides work better on some weeds (10/24/14)

Syngenta Crop Talk video series offers breakthrough technologies (10/23/14)

Commodity Info



East River South Dakota Grain Markets - Closing Elevator Bids (10/31/14)

Mississippi Daily Grain Report (10/31/14)

Grain Prices @ Illinois Interior Country Elevators (10/31/14)

Interior Iowa Elevator Grain Prices (10/31/14)

Kentucky Daily Grain Elevators, Open Bids (10/31/14)

Grain Prices Illinois River Barge Points (10/31/14)

Kentucky Daily Barge Report (10/31/14)

Export Grain Bids (10/31/14)

CO/NE/WY Elevator Grain Bids (10/31/14)

North Carolina Grain (10/31/14)

Key Reports/Outlook

Exports: Corn net sales (finally) climb (02/27/14)

Exports: Corn net sales plummet 46 percent (02/21/14)

USDA: Corn sales tumble 25% from last week (02/13/14)

WASDE: Corn prices to stay under $5 (02/10/14)

USDA: Corn net sales dip slightly (02/06/14)

Export sales: Corn tumbles 16 percent (01/24/14)

USDA: Corn sales start 2014 steady (01/09/14)

Corn exports slowly creep higher (12/19/13)

Corn exports rebound slightly after slow slide (12/12/13)

$4.75 corn in 2014? USDA thinks so (12/10/13)

Market Commentary

Afternoon Comments 10/31

Talk of tight meal conditions sparked broad soy gains. Soybean and product futures seemed to lose their upward momentum this morning, particularly as the U.S. dollar soared to its highest level since June 2010. However, persistent talk of ongoing meal shortages seemed to spark a fresh buying surge, which sent the whole complex higher at the close. November soybean futures soared 22.25 cents to $10.465/bushel at their Friday settlement, while December soyoil ran up 0.49 cents to 34.80 cents/pound, and December soymeal surged $9.0 to $389.0/ton.
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