Corn

Prospective Plantings Report
6:27 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

USDA Predicts More Soybean Acres This Year

Acres planted in soybeans could reach a record high this year.
Credit Amy Mayer/Harvest Public Media

The U. S. Department of Agriculture is predicting fewer acres will be planted in corn this year, compared to last year, while soybean acreage will be up.

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Affected by Corn Prices
8:22 am
Tue January 28, 2014

For Farmers Who Rent, 2014 Could Be a Tough Year

With the price of corn down, farmers that rent land risk big losses if they don’t tread carefully.
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With the price of farmland at record levels across the Corn Belt, many farmers have been renting acres to plant. Now, with the price of corn and soybeans in freefall, farmers that depend on renting risk big losses if they’re unable to negotiate lower rents.

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USDA Tally
1:57 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Record US Corn Harvest in 2013

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U.S. farmers harvested more corn in 2013 than in 2012, while the soybean harvest declined slightly, according to newly released USDA reports.

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More Corn Means Less Profit
4:17 pm
Tue October 22, 2013

Farm Families Follow Drought with Record Harvest

The Friesens of Henderson, Neb., have 1,100 acres of corn to harvest, part of 97 million acres of corn to be picked across the country.
Credit Grant Gerlock/Harvest Public Media

Nancy Friesen sat nervously at the controls of a giant John Deere combine that made the corn stalks look like match sticks.

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Hard to get Info During Shutdown.
7:14 am
Thu October 10, 2013

Late Planting Means Late Harvest

The harvest across the Tri-States is behind schedule, though numbers are hard to come by because of the partial federal shutdown.
Credit Iowa Harvesting by vanhookc - Flickr

A wet spring put some farmers in the behind schedule and even forced some to replant their crops. Data on how the harvest is progressing in each of the Tri-States is harder to come by than usual.

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