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Ground Work 2022:Missouri Soybean Harvest Better Than Expected

Neal Bredehoeft|Nov 30, 2022

In our area of the U.S. Midwest, the 2022 growing season started with plenty of moisture. We planted crops in April and May, and our…

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Ground Work 2022:Missouri Soybeans Nearing Harvest

Neal Bredehoeft|Oct 3, 2022

The hot, dry weather that started in early July has continued through the rest of the growing season in our area of the U.S. Midwest.…

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Ground Work 2022:Missouri Weather Impacts Soybean Management Decisions

Neal Bredehoeft|Aug 8, 2022

After getting off to a strong start, a very hot, dry July damaged crop yields in our area of the U.S. Midwest. On July 2,…

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Factors Driving 2022 U.S. Planting Decisions

Mac Marshall|Mar 25, 2022

U.S. farmers are receiving a variety of market signals as the 2022 planting season approaches. The combination of strong crop prices and high input costs…

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Ground Work 2021:Heat and Drought Stressing Iowa Soybeans

Tim Bardole|Aug 9, 2021

It is still very dry in our area of Iowa in the U.S. Midwest. The crops still look ok right now, but they are on…

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Ground Work 2021:Wrapping up Michigan Planting Season

Laurie Isley|Jun 4, 2021

We finished planting soybeans in mid-May, and we terminated all our cover crops prior to crop emergence. Corn planting was completed on May 24. It…

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Sub-Saharan Africa Emerging as a Valuable Market for U.S. Soy

Kevin Roepke|May 28, 2021

The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) invests heavily to evolve emerging markets for U.S. soybeans and soy products. Emerging markets are identified by factors like…

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2020 Ground Work:Getting Ready for 2021 in Minnesota

Jamie Beyer|Dec 22, 2020

Minnesota soybean farmer Jamie Beyer shares her final 2020 Ground Work update about delivering the 2020 crop and planning for the 2021 season.