It’s a dilemma every year: should a farmer sell off the combine or store the grain in the bin? The decision is a tough one, but analysts say his year it carries even more weight as discussed in Markets Now.
Farmers along the Missouri River and its tributaries are bracing for more flooding the week. Heavy rainfall, combined with excess water from South Dakota, is a bad combination for a river that was already high.
For the past two months or so, rural residents in corn-growing country have coped with an annual traffic hazard: blind corners obscured by tall corn, but according to John Phipps, it also serves as an annual reminder.
Iowa State University broke ground on a new state-of-the-art facility this month. The new Feed Mill and Grain Science Center is a piece of a larger effort. ISU also created a new minor in Feed Science and Technology.
National Sorghum Producers CEO Tim Lust said in order to fix depresses prices, sorghum producers need markets. That includes both domestic and international demand. He explained to Tyne Morgan on AgDay.
ClipperData shows China has already unloaded 7 million tonnes of U.S. soybeans this month, and more could be on the way. ClipperData breaks down how many vessels they are watching and what could be in store in Q4.
John Phipps says the recent pattern of coping with crop reports resembles the famous Kubler Ross Stages of Grieving. Beginning with denial, we work our way through anger, bargaining, depression, and finally acceptance.
The maturity of the crop this year is a major concern for everyone from farmers and agronomists to analysts. While Pro Farmer found decent crops in Iowa, the final yield could come down to an early frost or not.