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Corn futures slump to four-year low as US frost threat wanes

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — Corn dropped to the lowest in four years as waning prospects for frost damage last week boosted speculation that yields will be bigger than the government forecast in the U.S., the world’s biggest producer.

Farmers will harvest 14.276 …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Corn futures slump to four-year low as US frost threat wanes

September 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

CHICAGO — Corn dropped to the lowest in four years as waning prospects for frost damage last week boosted speculation that yields will be bigger than the government forecast in the U.S., the world’s biggest producer.

Farmers will harvest 14.276 …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Big crop gets bigger: USDA raises U.S. corn, soybean estimates

September 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON — U.S. corn and soybean production in 2014, already pegged at record highs, will be higher than expected a month ago and somewhat above trade expectations, the U.S. government said on Thursday, triggering a swift drop in Chicago grain mar…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Teens give life back to the kernels: Pollinators walk fields to help seed company develop new lines of corn

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

SABIN, Minn. — Every summer dozens of teens and adults walk acres of cornfields near this western Minnesota town, pollinating the plants.
It’s a practice that’s been going on since the 1980s in the local DuPont Pioneer fields. But Matt Walch, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Teens give life back to the kernels: Pollinators walk fields to help seed company develop new lines of corn

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

SABIN, Minn. — Every summer dozens of teens and adults walk acres of cornfields near this western Minnesota town, pollinating the plants.
It’s a practice that’s been going on since the 1980s in the local DuPont Pioneer fields. But Matt Walch, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Teens give life back to the kernels: Pollinators walk fields to help seed company develop new lines of corn

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

SABIN, Minn. — Every summer dozens of teens and adults walk acres of cornfields near this western Minnesota town, pollinating the plants.
It’s a practice that’s been going on since the 1980s in the local DuPont Pioneer fields. But Matt Walch, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Teens give life back to the kernels: Pollinators walk fields to help seed company develop new lines of corn

August 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

SABIN, Minn. — Every summer dozens of teens and adults walk acres of cornfields near this western Minnesota town, pollinating the plants.
It’s a practice that’s been going on since the 1980s in the local DuPont Pioneer fields. But Matt Walch, …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Twin corn ears push US yields to bin-busting crop

August 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Jeff Wilson

CHICAGO — The second ear of corn emerging on stalks across Pat Solon’s 1,600-acre farm in Illinois is the latest sign that the U.S. crop this year will be a bin-buster.

“It’s the healthiest crop I’ve ever grown,” Solo…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

USDA survey shows corn acres planted this season down

July 24, 2014 in Uncategorized

BROOKINGS — According to a recent survey conducted by the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service actual corn acres planted in 2014 are down, while soybean acres planted are up.

“South Dakota’s 2014 production of corn and soybeans …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

‘It’s a supply and demand issue’: Price of corn less than half what it was 1 year ago

July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

MITCHELL, S.D. — It’s been two years since a devastating drought withered crops in the U.S. and sent the price of corn skyrocketing.
Now, U.S. farmers, including those in South Dakota, are preparing to harvest what is expected to be a massive co…continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com