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Missouri Farmers Seeking Strong Supply, but Low Demand for Corn, Soybeans

Think Differently

Corn and soybean farmers are seeing record yields, thanks to a cool, mild spring. But the downside of the strong supply is a dip in prices. The Southeast Missourian reports that record-setting yields are being recorded. Agriculture experts say the result is more grain going to market — and lower return for farmers. Storing grain is especially important this year. Some ... Read More »

Dean Alexander Discusses His Use of CRD Products

Dean Alexander Discusses His Use of CRD Products

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Drone Footage of Stutzman’s Soybean Harvest

Drone Footage of Stutzman’s Soybean Harvest

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Challenges to Safely Store Record Soybean, Corn Production

Challenges to Store Record Crop

Current predictions from USDA/NASS for corn and soybean production in Missouri in 2014 is 562.8 and 259.9 million bushels. If realized, those would be record production levels for both crops. To put that in perspective, if the total number of bushels (822.7 million) predicted to be produced in Missouri was piled on to a football field (pile has straight sides ... Read More »

University of Missouri and USDA-ARS Soil Characterization Collaboration with DuPont Pioneer Offers Step-Change Improvement for Predictive Farm Management

Predictive Farm Management

In February, the University of Missouri, the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service (USDA-ARS), and DuPont Pioneer announced an innovative collaboration to pool soil mapping resources, predictive technologies and expertise. The collaboration offers growers a step-change in sustainable crop production through better recommendations for nitrogen application management and other field input planning, which can help deliver improved crop yields. A team at ... Read More »

3 Thoughts on Farm Financial Fundamentals

Lowest Cost Per Bushel

2015 will be all about getting back to farm financial basics. Here are a few ideas on some keys to efficient production in 2015. Lowest cost per bushel producer In 2015, the farm operation that comes out on top will likely be the lowest cost per bushel producer. Keep in mind: This is not the same as having the lowest ... Read More »