How Burdensome Are Corn Supplies?
A second consecutive large crop would lead to a further build-up in stocks of corn by the end of the 2014-15 marketing year[Read More]
The 2014 U.S. Average Corn Yield: Big or Really Big?
High yield expectations are based on generally favorable growing conditions to date and on the high percentage of the crop rated in good or excellent condition[Read More]
Kalmbach Feeds Counts on VMSAC Piston Vibrators to Free Up Product Flow and Reduce Bin Damage
Home to a wealth of animal feed processing equipment, including a network of hopper bins holding up to 40 tons each of granular feed[Read More]
Competing Water Uses in the West
As water becomes scarcer, the ability of Western states’ water policies to accurately reflect public interest, or adapt to changing public interests, will be tested. The current demand for water to support the oil and gas boom provides an example of this challenge.[Read More]
Financial Health of Banks Lending to Agriculture Continues to Improve
The profitability of agriculture the past decade has helped mitigate the nonfarm real estate losses for banks lending to agriculture. However, the increase in regulatory compliance costs impacts the profitability of banks[Read More]
Anticipating the Soybean Stocks and Acreage Estimates
Since the magnitude of both the domestic crush and exports during the previous quarter are mostly known, the stocks estimate is expected to reveal the smallest June 1 inventory in 37 years. However, there is always room for some surprise in the June 1 stocks estimate as the magnitude of seed and residual use in the previous quarter is revealed. In addition, the unknown magnitude of imports during May will be reflected in the stocks estimate.[Read More]