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Choosing corn hybrids and soybean varieties is one of the most important crop management decisions to be made. It is a hard decision to make because it is typically made months before the growing season begins. This article will explore where to find yield trial information, how to interpret…

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USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following corn conditions for the week ending Dec. 2:

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Who you know and your relationship with them can make a big difference in many aspects of your life, but if you are a corn farmer this is likely a huge understatement. You see, trade is critical to farmer’s profitability and relationships can either float or sink the export ship.

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USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following corn conditions for the week ending Nov. 24:

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Seven Texas corn farmers were recently selected to serve in key advising positions for National Corn Growers Association—bringing a Texan perspective to teams that guide core programs for the organization’s policies and priorities.

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USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following corn conditions for the week ending Nov. 17.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, Nov. 8, which showed the affect of a tough growing season and challenging fall harvest across much of the United States.

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The Nebraska Corn Board will hold its next meeting Nov. 25 and 26 at The Cornhusker Marriott, 333 South 13th Street in Lincoln, Nebraska.

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About half of U.S. organic corn acres are still in the field across the Midwest, and snow could push the end of harvest further into December for some states, according to the November 2019 Monthly Market Update from Mercaris.

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USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following corn conditions for the week ending Nov. 10: Nebraska: Corn harvested was 74%, near 75 last year, and behind 83 for the five-year average.Kansas: Corn harvested was 90%, near 88 last year and 94 average.Oklahoma: Corn har…

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For the week ending Oct. 28, USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following:

Nebraska:  Corn condition rated 2% very poor, 6 poor, 20 fair, 56 good, and 16 excellent. Corn mature was 97%, near 100 last year and 99 for the five-year average. Harvested was 44%, near 45 last year, and behind 50 average.

Kansas: Corn harvested was 74%, near 75 last year, and behind 82 average.

 

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According to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service for the week ending Oct. 20, corn conditions were as follows in the High Plains Journal coverage area:Nebraska: Corn condition rated 2 percent very poor, 5 poor, 18 fair, 56 good, and 19 excellent. Corn mature was 94 percent, near …

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For the week ending Oct. 13, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following corn crop conditions:

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Justin Knopf of Knopf Farms near Gypsum, Kansas, is a fifth-generation farmer and a partner in a diversified operation that grows wheat, alfalfa, corn, soybeans, and sorghum.

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If you’re a corn or soybean producer in the Midwest, chances are you’re feeling the hangover from last spring’s planting conditions that have led to a significant lag in crop maturity. With rumblings about an early frost and cold snap for this area of the country and into parts of the Great …

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USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service reported the following corn conditions in the High Plains and Midwest for the week ending Oct. 6:

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The Nebraska Corn Growers Association and the Nebraska Soybean Association are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2020 Corn and Soy Ambassador Program. The Corn and Soy Ambassador Program is a yearlong program for college students who are interested in learning more a…

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The baking contest was almost over at the Oklahoma State Fair and Katherine Ereman was in the audience anxiously awaiting the judge’s verdict. As the entries were brought out, her heart sank when she saw that her cheesy onion bread was fourth in line.

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue called the signing of the new United States-Japan Trade Agreement “a particularly big win for our farmers and ranchers.”

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National Corn Growers Association staff, state staff and grower leaders recently had the opportunity to participate in a river collaboration trip, in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mississippi River St. Louis district, to see firsthand the infrastructure and inner workings of the inland wa…

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Based on Sept. 1 conditions, Nebraska's 2019 corn crop is forecast at a record 1.79 billion bushels, up slightly from last year's production, the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service reported. Area harvested for grain, at 9.65 million acres, is up 4% from a year ago. Average yield…

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National Corn Grower’s Association recently moved to intervene in an effort by big oil to challenge the Environmental Protection Agency’s final RVP rule by filing a motion in support of the and the final rule allowing for year-round sales of E15. If successful, the oil industry’s lawsuit wou…

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In the absence of a reported market price, determining a fair price for corn silage is a negotiation between buyer and seller. As in most negotiations, the fair price is what the seller and buyer agree to, but there are many variables to consider in negotiating that price.

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The Sept. 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report from the United States Department of Agriculture brought some good news to soybean growers and dairymen, while corn growers saw a dimmer light at the end of the tunnel. 

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2019 has been a challenging year for corn producers, with floods and other extreme weather delaying or preventing planting altogether in parts of the Corn Belt. Growing conditions and yields may vary from year to year, but the importance of science and technology in growing corn remains constant.

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Kansas Corn is accepting applications for the Next Generation Scholarship and Collegiate Academy for students enrolled in post-secondary education. These programs, supported by the Kansas Corn Growers Association and Kansas Corn Commission, provide opportunities for college students of all m…

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The Tenth District farm economy remained weak in the second quarter of 2019, but farm income and credit conditions showed some signs of stabilizing, according to an August report from the Kansas City Federal Reserve, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Corn Plus, a Minnesota cooperative, announced plans to suspend operations at its ethanol plant in Winnebago, Minnesota, upon completion of its current production run. The board and management of Corn Plus are and will be working with Corn Plus’s lenders, creditors and other stakeholders to d…

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Kansas Corn and Kansas Beef partnered to create the “Do You Know Your Moo?” Breakout Box, an educational activity focused on beef and corn. The activity utilizes a breakout box, which is an educational tool like an escape room. This learning format brings engagement and excitement to the cla…

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It’s been over 100 years since the Kansas State University Southwest Research-Extension Center was established in Garden City, Kansas, and researchers have found what works in their part of the state.

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Face-to-face conversations and seeing U.S. corn farms, elevators and export facilities firsthand will help a team of Japanese government regulators make more informed decisions and facilitate an uninhibited flow of U.S. corn and co-products from the United States to one of its largest and mo…

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If there’s one takeaway from the 2019 Kansas Corn District Listening Tour this year, it’s that the Kansas Corn Commission is investing its producer dollars into activities that not only engage the public today, but also create corn advocates in the future.

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Many corn produces developed very thoughtful marketing plans last winter that included pricing points at the $3.80 to $4 per bushel. These pricing points were established based on sound market outlook information at the time. Numerous producers forward priced their corn in late April and May…

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Gov. Pete Ricketts recently appointed Adam Grabenstein, from Farnam, to the District 5 region of the Nebraska Corn Board. District 5 consists of Buffalo, Dawson, Hall, Howard and Sherman counties. Grabenstein replaced Tim Scheer, from St. Paul, who served on the board since 2007 and chose no…

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A 65-year comparative analysis between U.S. yields of irrigated and rain-fed crops has sounded a message to farmers, land managers and policymakers: Mind the gap.

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American farmers were unable to plant more than 19 million acres to crops this year. That’s the most prevented plant acres reported since 2007, and nearly 17.5 million acres more than were reported this time last year.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency released its Crop Acreage Data Report Aug. 12.

“Of those prevented plant acres, more than 73% were in 12 Midwestern states, where heavy rainfall and flooding this year has prevented many producers from planting mostly corn, soybeans and wheat,” according to the release.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture released its hotly anticipated monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates on Aug. 12. This report was expected to show the updated July USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service acreage numbers for corn and soybeans. 

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Much of the corn in Minnesota has finished pollinating and the kernels are in the blister stage. Kernels enter the blister stage at about 12 days after tasseling and the milk stage at about 20 days after tasseling. In much of the upper Midwest, air temperature and soil moisture were favorabl…

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