Soybeans

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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USDA Tally
1:57 pm
Tue January 14, 2014

Record US Corn Harvest in 2013

Credit sss

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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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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Most corn acres planted since 1936
4:00 pm
Mon July 1, 2013

US Corn Acres Up, Down for Iowa

The USDA report has the US planting the most corn acres since 1936.
Credit SSS

The USDA has issued a report of saying despite a soggy planting season, farmers will still break records this year.

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Different amount of Rainfall key factor.
3:01 pm
Tue March 5, 2013

Drought Hit Western IL Crops Unevenly

Credit ag.purdue.edu

Recently released numbers by the USDA show that the drought affected crop yields last hear differently across Western Illinois.

Corn yields in McDonough and Mason counties were down thirty bushels per acre from last year.  Adams and Pike County were down 60 bushels while Mercer County was actually up twenty.

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