Early Planting and 2015 Corn Yield Prospects: How Much of an Increase?

Early Planting and 2015 Corn Yield Prospects: How Much of an Increase?

May 21, 2015 | Grain

As is the case in most years, there has been no shortage of discussion and analysis this spring of the potential impact of the timeliness of corn planting on yield prospects. Each effort tends to bring a slightly different perspective to the topic. Here we offer our perspective on the issue, beginning with potential farm-level impacts of timeliness of planting on yield potential and extending to an analysis of implications for the national average corn yield.

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Can export sales lift corn?

May 21, 2015 | Grain Hedge Insights | Cody Bills

In the overnight session the grains are trading higher, with corn up 1 1/2 cents, soybeans up 1 1/4 cents and wheat up 3 cents. The U.S. dollar is lower by 1/10th of a percent and crude oil is 48 cents higher. This morning a reportable export sale was announced for 152,400 metric tons of old crop corn to unknown destinations and 50,800 metric tons of new crop. Chicago wheat trades near its 100 day moving average (5.18 3/4) which has acted as strong resistance on Monday and Tuesday this week....

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Hola Havana

Hola Havana

April/May 2015 | Editors Note | Elise Schafer

We’ve all seen the headlines across social media about the potential for Cuban Cigars to be legalized. That’s because in December 2014, President Obama said the U.S. would soon re-establish relations with Cuba nearly 55 years after the trade embargo was enacted

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Brush Up on Rail Safety

Brush Up on Rail Safety

April/May 2015 | From The Field | Harry Rupe

Industrial facilities that use rail as a part of their operation move railcars by a variety of motive power types. No matter what type of motive power is used, applicable rail operating safety rules and procedures should be followed. Applying up-to-date rules and procedures to rail operations will enhance employee safety and facility efficiencies. 

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Facility on the Go

Facility on the Go

April/May 2015 | Focus On | Steven Kilger

Having automated technology running operations in facilities has been an industry standard in the feed industry for years, and the grain industry is rapidly catching up. The advantages of the technology are numerous and evolving. Automation improves equipment life expectancy, employee safety and productivity, facility efficiency and ultimately profitability.  

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Feed & Grain Announces Photo Contest Winners

Feed & Grain Announces Photo Contest Winners

April/May 2015 | Elise Schafer

Feed & Grain is proud to announce the winners of its 2014 Harvest Photo Contest. Entries poured in from December 2014 until this February showcasing our readers’ ability to manage a record crop — some with limited access to rail or other shipping options. Congratulations to all the winners and honorable mentions! 

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