Tim Alexander

Planning for Contingencies

This article was originally published in the January issue of Soy Perspectives magazine. Planting and harvest in 2019 were bookended by an extended winter, an early frost and a fall snowstorm, leading many Illinois soybean producers to experience yield and profit losses due to the short window for plant development. Throw in a market-reducing trade war with China and delay in congressional approval for the United States-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) trade pact and, at the very least, maybe producers can look back for lessons that can be learned from 2019. Upgrade Farm Technology Assets It’s easy to see why farmers may [...]

By |January 21, 2020|

Storage Tips for World Trips

This article was originally published in the November issue of Soy Perspectives magazine. The 2019 soybean harvest is a memorable one. Millions fewer bushels will be harvested by U.S. farmers following weather woes. But high stock numbers and muted key export trade partners are keeping a tight lid on prices. And soybean stocks stored on- and off-farm are expected to increase as a result, adding on to the U.S.’ billion bushel ending stocks projection for 2018-2019. “In central Illinois we have always dumped our beans in the fall and stored some of our corn. That switched last fall with [...]

By |November 8, 2019|
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