Argentina in need of rain, Brazil okay for now

Most corn and soybean producing areas in Argentina are not expected to receive adequate rain during the next two weeks, which is unfavorable for planting and early crop development. The area stretching from San Luis, across Cordoba, and into southern Sante Fe may see [...]

Spring rains provide planting window in South America

While some crop row in South America areas are still mostly dry,  some key region in Argentina and Brazil have seen an uptick in precipitation and soil moisture in the last ten days, allowing planting to accelerate and lessening the risk of replanting due [...]

WASDE: Corn & soybean harvested area notably lower

In the October WASDE, 2020/21 corn harvested area was pegged at 82.5 million acres, down 1 million acres from the September WASDE estimate. This change and slightly lower yield dropped 2020/21 corn production to 14.722 billion bushels, which is 101 million bushels below the [...]

WASDE lowers corn yield with limited impact on STU

Despite the estimated impact of the derecho event last month, the 2020/21 U.S. corn crop still looks to be one of the largest on record. With a minor boost to beginning stocks, total supply is projected to increase 8 percent over last year and [...]

Comparing the 1995/96 & the 2019/20 corn crops

Planting of the 1995/96 crop was the slowest in decades—until the 2019/20 new crop saw even slower planting. The 1995/96 crop was 77 percent planted by Jun. 2, while the 2019/20 crop was only 67 percent planted, a 10-point difference. Aside from planting progress [...]