Midwest growers push to get crops planted

Farmers in the Corn Belt took advantage of better weather and made enormous progress last week in planting corn and soybeans. Iowa’s planted corn acreage rose from 14 percent to 57 percent as reported in the May 16 crop progress bulletin, while Illinois went [...]

Storms bring relief to the corn crop/market

Corn futures continue to fluctuate, with the July contract closing at $6.5925 per bushel last Monday, $6.6425 by Wednesday, and $6.3650 by Friday. Much-needed rain swept across the Corn Belt last week: Nearly every region received at least some precipitation. Moisture will be needed [...]

Corn rally continues

Typically, this time of year we see pressure on corn prices and seasonal lows from late August into early September. This has been especially true over the last four years. This year, we are seeing an August rally fueled by uncertainty over production, drier [...]

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