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Arlan Suderman
The Bull is Alive and Kicking Arlan SudermanA combination of continued crop damage along with tighter stocks and fewer planted acres sent the corn and soybean market into a bull market rally on Tuesday. After starting the day stronger, corn and soybean prices moved sharply higher after the release of the USDA Stocks and Planted Acreage reports at Noon Indiana time. USDA pegged June 1 corn stocks at 4.447 billion bushels in its quarterly stocks report, down from trade expectations of 4.555 billion. Arlan Suderman, Senior Market Analyst with Waterstreet Solutions, says the data suggests that higher hog numbers more than [...]
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
Hoosier Ag Today
Indiana farmers planted 5.7 million acres of corn for all purposes in 2015, a decrease of 200,000 from last year, according to Greg Matli, State Statistician of the USDA, NASS, Indiana Field Office. The cool and wet spring delayed planting, giving farmers a short window to get the crop in the ground. Planted acreage was estimated as of June 1, 2015 and does not reflect any losses resulting from recent flooding across the State. Corn acreage as of June 1 expected to be harvested for grain, at 5.49 million acres, is down from last year by 280,000. Soybean acreage planted or to be [...]
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
Hoosier Ag Today
Make the Rains Stop – Ryan Martin With crop damage being top of mind for farmers due to recent heavy rains, the question must be asked: is it ever going to stop? HAT's Chief Meteorologist Ryan Martin says that while he expects the rain to continue, there is an upside for the northern portion of the state. “US-24, US-30 corridors west to east, you know, all the down to probably I-70, honestly. That's where it's been so bad. Those are the areas that, yeah, may still see systems come through; but they may only give us a tenth or two, a [...]
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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Dr. Chris Hurt
Dr. Chris HurtIndiana's corn and soybean crops in a month of rain have gone from among the best to among the worst, with Purdue Extension agricultural economist Chris Hurt now estimating that production could decline by $475 million. Indiana has dropped from having above average corn and soybean yield prospects in the first week of June to well below normal at the end of the month, noted Hurt, who analyzed the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Crop Progress report released Monday (June 29).“It is not hard to find the culprit – excessive amounts of rainfall,” he said Tuesday. On June 8, the [...]
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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According to the USDA report released on Tuesday: Corn Planted Acreage Down 2 Percent from 2014 Soybean Acreage Up 2 Percent All Wheat Acreage Down 1 Percent All Cotton Acreage Down 18 Percent Corn planted area for all purposes in 2015 is estimated at 88.9 million acres, down 2 percent from last year. This represents the lowest planted acreage in the in the United States since 2010. Soybean planted area for 2015 is estimated at a record high 85.1 million acres, up 2 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 84.4 million acres, is also up 2 percent from 2014 and will be record high, if realized. [...]
Tue, Jun 30, 2015
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Dr. Bob Nielsen
Don't Give Up on the Corn Just Yet Dr. Bob NielsenIndiana's corn rating fell again last week as heavy rains and floods caused more crop damage. Yet Purdue experts say some of the corn may yet recover. The latest USDA crop condition survey revealed that there is more bad corn that good corn in Indiana, 52% rated fair to poor with 48% good to excellent. Bob Nielsen with Purdue Extension says getting too much rain in June is not new in Indiana, but what makes this year different is the scale on which the rains and floods have impacted crops, “This [...]
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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Waters of the U.S. was published in the Federal Registry yesterday, meaning it's set to be a law in 60 days. American Soybean Association President, Wade Cowan, says lawmakers are starting to see the impact this rule will have. As a result, there's been some movement in both chambers on Capitol Hill with legislation seeking to block or stop the rule. “We're beginning to see it, we're pushing hard. We bring it up in every one of our meetings with different Congressional members and Senate members. We're trying to keep it on the radar. The quickest answer is that when we [...]
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
Hoosier Ag Today
Sharon Covert Opening this week, the much anticipated American Enterprise Exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will have a strong agricultural flavor, thanks to some dedicated soybean farmers. Nearly a decade in the making, the exhibition focuses on the growth and transformation of five economic sectors, including agriculture. Three U.S. soybean farmer-leaders were instrumental in helping insert the true flavor of farming into the exhibit and serving as advisors along the way. The soy checkoff committed financial support for the exhibit. That's because it presents such a great opportunity to reach a broad audience with the true story behind modern [...]
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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Prolonged floods and ponding in fields prevented farmers fromapplying much needed nutrients to stressed and deterioratingcrops which continued to bring down crop conditions,according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. While there was less rainfall across the state than last week, many crops remained in standing water. Fieldwork remains very limited while the fields remained saturated. Lodging, yellowing, and snapped stalks has become more widespread as the storms continued bringing strong wind and hail. There were 1.5 days available for fieldwork this week, up 0.4 days from the previous week. Soil surpluses continued to be abundant, especially in low lying fields and areas that cannot drain the excess [...]
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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Trade promotion authority (TPA) will soon help create and strengthen international trade agreements, opening valuable markets and providing an advantage for U.S. farmers. President Barack Obama signed TPA into law on Monday. TPA was a key priority for many farm organizations in the 114th Congress. The bill gives the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) the ability to get the best deal possible, and it provides Congress the oversight it needs to ensure every agreement will work for American farmers. The passage of TPA is also vital to moving toward finalizing negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) which includes important export markets for [...]
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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Ken Sheeringa
More Wet and Cold Weather Ahead for July Ken SheeringaWith many Indiana farmers and communities experiencing some of the worst flooding in decades, the prospect for relief is not good. Not only is the short term forecast full of more rain but the long term outlook for the coming month holds out little hope for relief. Purdue economist Chris Hurt says the June weather has caused close to $300 million dollars in crop damage in Indiana; and that assessment, made on Friday, may already be outdated as more rain caused more flooding and crop damage over the weekend. State [...]
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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Last week, Elanco Animal Health announced their plans to continue Project HATCH through 2015. In partnership with Kroger, each dozen of medium eggs purchased puts one egg back into central Indiana food banks. Bert Payne, operations leader for HATCH for Hunger at Elanco, says the early success of the program made it easy to keep going. “Just in the 12 weeks that the program's been in place, we've generated 100,000 eggs to go to families in central Indiana. So the reason to continue was very simple: it's a program that's working, it's a program that our community is responding to, and [...]
Mon, Jun 29, 2015
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