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2020 Ground Work: Working and Waiting in Ohio

Bill BaylissJun 1, 2020

As of late May, we have about one-third of our corn and soybean fields planted. Our winter wheat continues to look really good. That’s great…

Planting

Soybean Seed Transportation Logistics Adapt During Pandemic

USSEC Staff WriterMay 12, 2020

Airlines ensure timely transportation of soybean seed to the U.S. to be planted during the 2020 season during the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak.

Family farms

Ground Work: Planting and Soybean Breeding in Arkansas

Brad DoyleApr 18, 2020

For the past month, it has rained almost every third day in our area of Arkansas, in the south-central U.S. That has been just enough…

Our Farms

2020 Ground Work: Planting Preparation in Arkansas

Brad DoyleMar 20, 2020

March has been relatively dry in our area of Arkansas, in the south-central U.S., so we’ve already gotten started on some fieldwork before planting. We’re…

Planting

U.S. Soybean Growers, Market Eye February Prices Ahead of Plantings

Rob HatchettFeb 25, 2020

February is a crucial month for many U.S. growers of summer crops as prices during this period help to drive planting intentions for the upcoming…

Planting

Brazilian Farmers Weigh Trade, Weather Ahead of Planting Season

Rob HatchettOct 4, 2019

As the U.S. market focuses on the weather as soybeans move into the final development stages of growth, Brazilian farmers are eyeing key factors that…

Planting

Argentine Farmers Mull Politics, Weather Ahead of Planting Season

Rob HatchettOct 1, 2019

While early soybean plantings have already begun in Brazil, farmers in Argentina face a later start as it is further from the equator and thus…

Planting

August USDA Inputs Prove Somewhat Supportive for Soybean Market

Rob HatchettAug 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revised its 2019 U.S. soybean planted area estimate to 31.039 million hectares from its June acreage forecast at 32.391…

Planting

Soybean Futures Firm on U.S. Planting Concerns

Rob HatchettJun 21, 2019

Extended forecasts for additional moisture across much of the eastern portion of major U.S. soybean areas have stoked buying interest in the Chicago futures market…

Planting

U.S. Soybeans: Late Planting versus Prevented Planting

Alan BarrettJun 14, 2019

Will the U.S. farmer have time to switch corn acres to soybean acres? While the soybean planting season is off to an extremely slow, Doane…

Planting

Optimism for U.S. Soybean Plantings Despite Slow Start

Rob HatchettJun 5, 2019

The press has focused on the slow pace of the 2019 U.S. corn planting season. While the same thing can be said for soybeans, there…

Planting

U.S. Farmers Report First Progress in Seeding 2019 U.S. Soybean Crop

Rob HatchettApr 28, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) issued the update for the seeding of the 2019 campaign. As of April 21,…

Planting

USDA Projects Lower U.S. Soybean Plantings in 2019

Rob HatchettApr 7, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its key annual Prospective Plantings report on Friday, March 29. In the report, U.S. farmers were expected to plant…

Planting

Market Poised for Smaller Drop in 2019 U.S. Soybean Plantings

Rob HatchettJan 7, 2019

U.S. farmers were expected to greatly reduce their plantings of soybeans next spring after planting the second-largest soybean area in 2018. Record yields and sluggish…

Family farms

This is Planting

Meagan KaiserJul 19, 2018

It all starts with planting. At every U.S. Soy farm, that means beginning with the right seed and the right soil under the right conditions.…

Planting

Fast and Furious Planting

Matthew WildeMay 9, 2018

When it comes to planting, it’s a sprint not a marathon. After an unwanted slow start, farmers in the southern two-thirds of Iowa shot out…