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CBOT weekly outlook: U.S. corn, soybean carryovers could increase

Declines expected for wheat stocks

MarketsFarm — Ahead of the next supply and demand report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), expectations are for corn and soybean ending stocks to increase, according to Steve Georgy, president of Allendale Inc., in McHenry, Ill. “The wheat market could see carryout numbers decline slightly on this report,” he added. USDA is scheduled […] Read more







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CBOT weekly outlook: Analysts await USDA crop estimates

MarketsFarm – Traders at the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) are positioning themselves ahead of the United States Department of Agriculture’s monthly crop estimates to be released on Aug. 12. Estimates from private firms and speculation over how accurate they will be compared to the USDA’s are making their mark on the markets. “I think […] Read more





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USDA pegs wheat ending stocks to be lowest since 2013-14

MarketsFarm — As the U.S. northern Plains continue to deal with severe drought conditions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has significantly lowered its 2021-22 ending stocks estimates for wheat — especially durum and spring wheat. According to USDA’s monthly world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE) released Monday, 2021-22 ending stocks for wheat are […] Read more

Cutworm feeding exceeded the action threshold in Ralph’s soybean field. I recommended he apply a Group 28 insecticide in the evening to prevent the pests from devouring the rest of his crop.

Crop advisor casebook: What’s causing bare patches in this soybean field?

A Crop Advisor's Solution from the July 13, 2021 issue of Grainews

Ralph is a farmer who grows soybeans along with wheat, canola and corn on 3,300 acres near Steinbach, Man. He was out scouting his soybeans one day in early June when he couldn’t help but notice a problem in one field. The crop appeared to be thriving with the glaring exception of a number of […] Read more