Damon Palmer, Dow AgroSciences

USDA Moves Enlist Technology Ahead in Regulatory Process

  Recently, the USDA announced the completion of its Draft Environmental Impact Statement on the Enlist corn and soybean traits from Dow AgroSciences.  The Enlist Weed Control System technology is currently pending US regulatory approvals and this moves it one

Kevin Cool, Beck's Hybrids

East Central Indiana Harvest Meeting Expectations Thus Far

  After this weekend, it’s safe to say harvest is in full gear. Crop reports from farmers are coming in from all over the state with various yields. Kevin Cool of Beck’s Hybrids says farmers in East Central Indiana have

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Brazil’s Soybean Harvest Could Impact U.S. Soybean Prices

  According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s estimates – Brazilian farmers harvested approximately 3.012-billion bushels of soybeans this year. That comes in just under last year’s U.S. soybean harvest of about 3.015-billion bushels. United Soybean Board Farmer-Director David Iverson

Todd Jeffries and Jon Jeffries of Seed Consultants at the 2013 Farm Science Review

Harvest About Three Weeks Away for Seed Consultants Growers

  Heading into the last full week of September, conversations have been buzzing about when crops will be ready for harvest in Indiana.  Judging from their test plots statewide, Jon Jeffries of Seed Consultants says farmers are nearing that point.

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Indiana Harvest Will Be Difficult

  Extremely dry conditions in late August and September have not only reduced corn and soybean yields in Indiana, but will make harvest conditions very difficult.  According to the latest USDA crop brief, Indiana corn and soybeans are drying down

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Dupont Pioneer Tipton Facility Celebrates 75 Years

    Last week, hundreds of farmers gathered for the 75 Year Celebration of Dupont Pioneer at its Tipton facility. Dupont Pioneer President, Paul Shickler, addressed the crowd during a lunch filled with farmers, community and state leaders. He remarked

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Indiana Soybean Yields Decline as Heat Continues

  Soybean futures prices rallied Monday on the concern that the hot, dry weather was hurting yields.  Crop condition ratings both nationally and in Indiana have declined in the past week. TC Huffman, agronomist with DuPont Pioneer in Eastern Indiana,

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Heating Oil Big Market for Soy Biodiesel

  Right now most people are focused on their  air conditioning; but, come January, homeowners will want to have plenty of heating oil around to keep them warm. Greg Anderson with the National Biodiesel Board says more of the  heating

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Eastern Crops Thrive While Western Crops Suffer

  Indiana corn was rated at 81% good to excellent in this week’s USDA crop update report. Soybeans were put at 71% good to excellent. This is due to the abundant amount of moisture Indiana had in June, along with

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US Crop Condition Remains Solid

The U.S. corn crop remains in good condition despite slow progress toward maturity, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report released today. While corn silking reports indicate progress to be 14 percentage points behind the five-year average of 20


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Sunday Outlook

Weekend Developments ·         French elections over the weekend resulted in a big shift in power in favor of an anti-tax, anti-euro and anti-immigrant party. This threatens to add further volatility to the euro, and therefore the dollar. ·         President Obama’s


Jim Riley Market Review for 3/27/2015

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