All Posts from March 2020

By Emily Carls and Jessie Shoopman
 
The two most common topics of producers are weather and prices. Both are vital to the success of an operation, but are also the most unpredictable part of a farming operation. Knowing the right time to sell grain and how much to sell can be stressful and frustrating. One way to minimize the risk in marketing grain is to know your breakeven price, or the price needed to...
A soybean seed is like a soldier, receiving very specific instructions on what things to do and when to do them. However, unlike a traditional soldier, a soybean seed must do this without hearing verbal instructions or seeing a demonstration of what it should be doing. All of the soybean’s actions—what to do and when—are pre-built into its DNA.
 
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Learn the steps for starting a grain marketing plan that works. Learning to evaluate your farm’s marketing plan the same way an investor looks at an investment portfolio will allow you to remove the emotional roller coaster of market shifts and world influences. This webinar will help attendees identify their farm’s individual break-even points, costs of production, and typical production levels to ensure producers maximize the opportunities...

This article was originally published on the farmdoc Daily website by Micah Pope and Steve Sonka.

Precision agriculture has become mainstream in commercial agriculture production, and many would agree that it is “the way we farm today.” Utilization of technology varies...

This article was originally published on farmdoc Daily by Gary Schnitkey, Krista Swanson, Jonathan Coppess, Nick Paulson.

Trade conflicts, prevented and late planting, and policy innovations have presented a difficult decision-making environment to farmers over the past several years. The...

Every year there is more buzz about the value of planting soybeans earlier than farmers have historically done, with good reason. University of Illinois data shows that maximum yields are attained at planting dates prior to May 1, with a 7% yield loss when planting on May 15 and 14% loss on June 1.

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