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Corn and Soybean Export Development
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Corn and soybean export projections for the 2017-18 marketing year changed substantially in the Feb. 8 WASDE report.
Why Precision Agriculture?
Friday, February 9, 2018
When precision agriculture comes into a conversation a few questions arise.
New Research Shows Increased Yield with Liming Treatments
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
When needed, liming materials can be major beneficial inputs for crop production.
Soybean Export Prospects for 2017-18
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
The recent level of soybean exports from the United States trails last year’s pace.
New Method Analyzes Corn Kernel Characteristics
Friday, November 17, 2017
With the help of a new imaging machine developed at the University of Illinois breeders can learn the number of kernels per ear, plus a lot more information than can be manually observed.
Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices and Costs Lower for 2018
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Nitrogen fertilizer prices are averaging lower now than in any time since September 2008.
Corn Supply a Burden to Prices
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Corn prices will struggle to find support due to the ample supply available during the 2017-18 marketing year.
Soybean Acreage in 2018
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The market is currently sending a signal of maintaining the record-high soybean acreage of 2017.
Timing Fall Nitrogen
Monday, October 23, 2017
With harvest, thoughts turn to application of fall ammonia.
A Refresher on Soil Sampling
Monday, September 25, 2017
As harvest progresses, fields become ready to be soil sampled.
Fall Noxious Weed Control
Thursday, September 21, 2017
This fall most areas are good for fall weed control, but there will also be some areas that it may not be the best.
Corn and Soybean Production Outlook in 2017-18
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Given the price reaction, the market remains uncertain about the USDA's September forecast of 2017 corn and soybean production.
Issues as Harvest Approaches
Monday, September 18, 2017
Do Falling Gasoline Prices Threaten the Competitiveness of Ethanol?
Friday, November 14, 2014
Has the decline in gasoline prices been large enough to threaten the competitiveness of ethanol in gasoline blends?



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