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Big Crop Weighs on Soybean Market Despite USDA Stocks Report

The did infuse some confusion Tuesday when traders saw the large drop off in soybean stocks. Both corn and wheat stocks came in above trade expectations, bearish for those markets but not overly significant, according to analyst at Water Street

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New Calculator Can Help Soybean Farmers with Seed Decisions

Facing lower soybean cash prices this year, farmers are looking for opportunities to add to their bottom lines. Growing identity-preserved (IP) soybeans is one option for additional profit opportunities, but the costs can seem overwhelming to farmers thinking about getting

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USDA says Corn Stocks Up and Soybean Stocks Down

In the USDA quarterly stocks report released Tuesday, the agency said: Old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2014 totaled 1.24 billion bushels, up 50 percent from September 1, 2013. Of the total stocks, 462 million bushels

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Indiana October Harvest Forecast called Normal

Indiana has had a stretch of perfect weather the last week, and if it continued like this through all October farmers would be thrilled. But the Indiana Associate State Climatologist, Ken Scheeringa says don’t count on it. “That’s a tough

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Record Yields Continue as Harvest Moves Along

Growers in SW Indiana have been in the fields for several weeks, and record yields are continuing to be reported. Early results from SW Indiana indicated very high and, in some cases, record corn yields. With over 25% of the

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28th Annual Hoosier Beef Congress Set For December 5-7

The dates of the largest single state cattle show in the U.S.; the Hoosier Beef Congress (HBC) are quickly approaching. The website, www.hoosierbeefcongress.com is now updated with the 2014 HBC information and all details for showmanship, contest rules, tradeshow, schedule

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Hoosier Harvest Rolls On Under Sunny Skies

The warm and dry weather this week helped to make the fields accessible for farmers to continue harvesting crops, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Average temperatures for the week ending September 28 ranged from 57 to 68

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Indiana Farmers Help Schools Enhance Science and Math Curriculum

Seven Indiana school districts have received $115,000 in grants this year from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program partners with farmers to support rural public school districts with innovative approaches to teaching math and

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Some Great Early Soybean Yields in North Central Indiana

Great corn and soybean yields are being reported consistently but in one part of north central Indiana early corn yields are just a little disappointing. Scott McKain assists on the Mylet farm in Carroll County. He told HAT over the

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Acre Reallocation Begins

  Today begins the onetime opportunity for farmers to reallocate their base acres under the new Farm Bill  Several weeks ago, most producers received a letter from the USDA outlining the opportunity to reallocate their base acres mix and update

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Closing Comments Corn Losses had slowed in recent days in the corn market, but that changed again with USDA’s quarterly grain stocks report. The agency pegged September 1 corn stocks at 1.236 billion bushels, up from the average trade estimate

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Jim Riley Market Review for 9/30/2014

Agriculture today is not what it was a decade ago and the futures market that is at the heart of the world farm economy has changed dramatically in just the past few years. Electronic trading and speculative funds have rendered

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