For View From the Cab farmers Brent and Lisa in Cedar Falls, Iowa, soybean harvest is about one-third done with yields about 6 bushels per acre lower than last year's excellent crop. Meanwhile, in Oklahoma, Zack Rendel was able to harvest 175 acres of soybeans with yields consistently above 40 bpa, which is profitable for him.
If you think 430 million bushels of soybeans is a comfortable U.S. surplus, you should see Brazil's supplies.
Brazil's farmers want to expand their soybean acreage, but more rain is needed. Planting has been delayed, or some crops already in the ground may need to be replanted if rain doesn't come soon.
The growing battle over seasonal products is becoming a bigger topic within agriculture over renegotiations with Mexico over NAFTA.
A new study by Informa Agribusiness Consulting found that prices of renewable identification numbers, or RINs, have not caused increases in gasoline prices from 2013 to 2017.
China plans to increase its imports of soybeans, reaching 110 million metric tons by 2022. The U.S. is optimistic of exporting more soybeans to China to help meet the country's growing demand.
Dow AgroSciences and ADM plan to collaborate to bring Enlist E3 soybeans to the field in 2018.
Label changes will also limit spraying to daytime hours and lower the maximum wind speed for applications to 10 mph.
Employee training is really about sharing knowledge and teaching your employees their role so they can perform their best on your farm operation.