USDA Outlook Lowers Corn and Soybean Estimates

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The October World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates out today from USDA lowered the 2019-20 production outlook for corn and soybeans. This month’s 2019/20 U.S. corn outlook is for slightly lower production, reduced exports and corn used for ethanol, greater feed and residual use, and lower ending stocks. Corn production is forecast at 13.779 billion bushels, down 20 million as …

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Extending the Xtend Soybean Platform

Carrie Muehling

Farmers can look forward to the next generation of the Roundup Ready Xtend Crop System, with approval of Roundup Ready Xtend Flex Soybeans expected in 2020. The current system has helped growers maintain clean fields even in a challenging year, according to Ryan Rubischko, Soybean Portfolio Lead for Bayer Crop Science. “We know across the Midwest many farmers have had …

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Syngenta Offers Choices for 2020 with NK Soybeans

Carrie Muehling

Syngenta is bolstering its already strong NK Soybean platform with different traits that will help farmers when it comes to fighting weed pressure in their fields. “Soybeans used to be easy. It used to be the easy button. But today, it’s a lot more complex,” said Jim Shertzer, Head of NK Marketing for Syngenta. “And what we’ve learned is with …

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Syngenta Introduces Saltro for SDS

Cindy Zimmerman

Syngenta has received EPA registration for its newest seed treatment, Saltro® fungicide. Formulated to deliver superior protection against Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) and nematodes without causing plant stress, Saltro will be available for the 2020 growing season. Saltro contains Adepidyn® fungicide, an extremely powerful SDHI mode of action, which outperforms older chemistries and provides higher potential yield. “For the first …

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Biodiesel Industry Seeking Relief

Cindy Zimmerman

Soybean farmers and biodiesel producers are both being impacted by small refinery exemptions (SREs) and the uncertainty of no biodiesel tax credit yet. Illinois farmer Rob Shaffer, American Soybean Association (ASA) director and chair of the organization’s Biodiesel and Infrastructure Committee, brought up the issue during a Farm Progress Show listening session with USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue last week. He …

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USDA Updates Acreage and Production Forecasts

Cindy Zimmerman

In the August Crop Production report released today, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) revised planted acres downwards, while at the same time increasing corn production to 13.9 billion bushels and raising the average national yield by more than 3 bushels to 169.5 bushels an acre in the latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand (WASDE) report. NASS noted that survey …

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USDA Corn Acreage Report Surprises

Cindy Zimmerman

With all the weather-related planting delays we’ve had, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) Acreage report out Friday was a big surprise to the trade with corn acres estimated to be three percent higher than last year. At the same time, soybean acres are estimated to be the lowest in six years. Corn planted area for all purposes in 2019 …

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Legendary Seedsman Don Funk Relaunches NC+

Cindy Zimmerman

Legendary seedsman Don Funk, founder of Channel Bio Corp, is leading a team to relaunch the NC+ brand to serve western corn, soybean and sorghum growers. NC+ was started in 1958 as a production and marketing organization for farmers to work together as a group rather than individuals to merchandise and grow seed. The original 56 growers merchandised their seed …

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Growing Demand for U.S. Soy Abroad

Cindy Zimmerman

While trade tensions between the U.S. and China continue, the U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) is working to build global demand and expand market access for U.S. soy products and support the American farmer. Since last year, USSEC hosted events around the globe with new and existing customers to show appreciation for their business and grow it even further. Last …

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Farmers Expected to Plant More Corn, Record Low Wheat

Cindy Zimmerman

More corn, but less soybeans, wheat and cotton is USDA’s forecast for Prospective Plantings this season. The report released on Friday puts corn planted acres for this year at 92.8 million acres, up 4 percent or 3.66 million acres from last year. Soybean planted area for 2019 is estimated at 84.6 million acres, down 5 percent from last year. All …

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