Corn Crop Forecast Increased Again

In Farming, Production, USDA by Cindy

USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service bumped the 2009 corn crop forecast up to an even 13 billion bushels in today’s report. Based on conditions as of October 1, yields are expected to average 164.2 bushels per acre, up 2.3 bushels from September and 10.3 bushels above last year. If realized, this yield will be the highest on record and total …

Hawaii Corners the Seed Corn Market

In Farming, Production, Research by Cindy

There’s a good chance that quite a bit of the corn about to be harvested in the Midwest this fall got its start in Hawaii. According to the latest report from the the Hawaii Field Office of USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) the value of Hawaii’s seed industry for the 2008/2009 season was a “record high” of $176.6 million. …

Outlook on Corn Production

In Outlook, Production by Chuck

The big guessing game of how much corn and soybeans will be grown this year continues. Weather has been out of the ordinary in some regions and it’s interesting to note that some midwest areas have been having one of the coolest summers on record. So what should people know about where we’re at and why should they care? Last …