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Suderman Sept 30 react The USDA quarterly stocks report did infuse some confusion Tuesday when traders saw the large drop off in soybean stocks. Both corn and wheat stocks came in above trade expectations, bearish for those markets but not overly significant, according to analyst Arlan Suderman at Water Street Solutions. “But when you look at soybeans, that’s what the trade is trying to sort through now,” he told HAT moments after the report release. “USDA pegged September 1 stocks, which would be ending stocks for last year at just 92 million bushels. No the cash market has never allowed supplies to [...]
Wed, Oct 01, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today
Facing lower soybean cash prices this year, farmers are looking for opportunities to add to their bottom lines. Growing identity-preserved (IP) soybeans is one option for additional profit opportunities, but the costs can seem overwhelming to farmers thinking about getting started. The U.S. soy industry-led board QUALISOY developed a calculator that can help farmers determine how much profit they can add by growing IP soybeans, including high oleic varieties. The calculator, based on a Purdue University study, helps farmers navigate the typical steps required to produce and segregate IP soybeans and gives them an estimate of added profit potential. The United Soybean [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today
In the USDA quarterly stocks report released Tuesday, the agency said: Old crop corn stocks in all positions on September 1, 2014 totaled 1.24 billion bushels, up 50 percent from September 1, 2013. Of the total stocks, 462 million bushels are stored on farms, up 68 percent from a year earlier. Off-farm stocks, at 774 million bushels, are up 42 percent from a year ago. The June – August 2014 indicated disappearance is 2.62 billion bushels, compared with 1.95 billion bushels during the same period last year. Old crop soybeans stored in all positions on September 1, 2014 totaled 92.0 million bushels, [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
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harvest weather update Indiana has had a stretch of perfect weather the last week, and if it continued like this through all October farmers would be thrilled. But the Indiana Associate State Climatologist, Ken Scheeringa says don’t count on it. “That’s a tough order,” he told HAT. “If you know Indiana things change quickly and the prospects of having an entire month without rain, that’s next to zero.” But October does hold some promise for excellent harvest weather. Scheeringa says it should be more normal, meaning there should be relief from intense downpours that seem to be the norm this year. “In August and [...]
Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Hoosier Ag Today
Record Yields Continue as Harvest Moves Along Growers in SW Indiana have been in the fields for several weeks, and record yields are continuing to be reported. Early results from SW Indiana indicated very high and, in some cases, record corn yields. With over 25% of the fields in this part of the state harvested,  the early results are holding up, according to Tony Halter, with DuPont Pioneer, “We have been blessed to have a fantastic growing season this year. Many growers have mentioned that their yields are above their expectations.” Halter said, for many, this could be a record setting [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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hoosier Beef Congress 2014
The dates of the largest single state cattle show in the U.S.; the Hoosier Beef Congress (HBC) are quickly approaching. The website, www.hoosierbeefcongress.com is now updated with the 2014 HBC information and all details for showmanship, contest rules, tradeshow, schedule of events, etc. can be found on the website.The deadline for the All Star and Breed Sale Entries is October 15th with certain exceptions and the Junior Show registration deadline is November 1, 2014. To avoid the late entry fee, entries for the Junior Show must be postmarked no later than this date. The online auction will take place again [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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The warm and dry weather this week helped to make the fields accessible for farmers to continue harvesting crops, according to the USDA, NASS, Great Lakes Region. Average temperatures for the week ending September 28 ranged from 57 to 68 degrees, and from 6 degrees below to 3 degrees above normal. The lowest recorded temperature for the week was 38 degrees; the highest, 85 degrees. The statewide average temperature for the week was 62.8 degrees, 2.1 degrees above normal. Recorded precipitation ranged from 0.00 to 0.13 inches, with a statewide average of 0.01 inches.   By region, corn mature was 67% in [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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Seven Indiana school districts have received $115,000 in grants this year from America’s Farmers Grow Rural Education, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program partners with farmers to support rural public school districts with innovative approaches to teaching math and science. Given the technological progress in agriculture over the past 20 years, farmers are very aware of the need for superior math and science education, especially for students in their communities. “The technology involved with farming today is amazing! It would be great if we could capitalize on the excitement of using this technology, by getting kids engaged with math and [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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Soybeans 9-28-14
McKain Carroll Co update Great corn and soybean yields are being reported consistently but in one part of north central Indiana early corn yields are just a little disappointing. Scott McKain assists on the Mylet farm in Carroll County. He told HAT over the weekend there won’t be many record yield fields this year. “We kind of thought that the corn would be better than the beans. I think the cool August and July that we had and then the dry conditions dampened our yield potential. But beans are doing pretty well and corn is just kind of average right now.” Bean yields [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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Acre Reallocation Begins   Today begins the onetime opportunity for farmers to reallocate their base acres under the new Farm Bill  Several weeks ago, most producers received a letter from the USDA outlining the opportunity to reallocate their base acres mix and update their yield history at the local FSA office. Monday is the beginning of that opportunity. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack says it is a decision that producers should take seriously, “This decision will become important as farmers make decisions over the next several months about which farm program they will participate in.” The new programs, Agricultural Risk Coverage (ARC) [...]
Mon, Sep 29, 2014
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