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Weekly Review

As expected, the big news in this week’s grain trade was the USDA’s release of their Prospective Plantings and Quarterly Stocks reports. On any given year, anticipation going into these reports is high, but given the tight stocks this year anticipation was heightened more than usual. The ...

Lucky in April

It has been said that April is the cruelest month. And for good reason. In our neck of the woods, no other month can take you from a cool autumnal fog to summertime heat to blizzard-like conditions to balmy springtime sunshine all in one day. April is the equivalent of going on a whirlwind tour ...

Crop watch

For about two weeks whether or not spring had arrived was debatable. Night time temps in the low 20s and daytime highs in the low 40s are not real warm and do not spur soil warmup or plant growth. Now in the last few days the daytime temps are above 60-70 degrees and expected to keep climbing. ...

Growth continues at Timpte, Inc.

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com For Timpte, Inc., it’s all about new product releases, enhancements and expansions over the past year and into 2021. Aaron Dinslage, general manager of Central Region with Timpte, Inc. said not only has the company released a new line of utility ...

Midwest Marketing Solutions

2021 net farm income expected to increase This year’s farm income will likely be down from what was seen in 2020. However, the Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute at the University of Missouri expects this year’s net farm income to be much higher than what it was from ...

Little change in March WASDE

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com The March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) from USDA showed very little change for February, but still shows evidence of some very bullish markets. Todd Hultman, DTN lead analyst believes the ending stocks for corn estimate should ...

Weekly Review

Weather forecasts continue to point to improvements for both the United States and South America. A series of strong systems are expected to move through the U.S. over the coming weeks, bringing relief to some of the driest areas. Updated models are suggesting a shift to wetter forecasts in ...

Spring weather outlook

By KRISS NELSON editor@farm-news.com Recent rain events have helped some parts of the state, while other areas remain extremely dry. The drought monitor, released last week, according to Dennis Todey, director of the Midwest Climate Hub in Ames shows some D2,( severe drought) and D3, ...

Developing a new crop marketing plan

Procrastination and fear of being wrong are the primary reasons a farmer doesn’t develop a written new crop marketing plan. Having a written plan can provide accountability to market your grain in a timely fashion. Many farming operations have cash flow needs in the fall and winter months and ...