Sugar beet planting intentions

As anticipated by the trade, sugar beet plantings are expected to rise almost 2 percent or 6,800 acres in 2021. In the last three seasons, poor weather depressed yields in the Red River Valley (RRV), which would typically account for about 50 percent of [...]

Soybean harvest nearly complete

The U.S. soybean crop was 88 percent harvested as of Nov. 11, still behind the five-year average pace due to wet weather hampering harvest progress in several states. The crop in Arkansas, for example, was just 78 percent harvested, compared to the state’s five-year [...]

Corn planting catches up, soybeans blaze ahead

The U.S. corn crop was 62 percent planted as of May 13, just about even with the five-year average. Top-producing states made major progress last week: Iowa’s crop was 65 percent planted, a gain of 25 points week over week; Illinois had 90 percent [...]